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American Staghound

Origin United States
GroupHunting Dogs
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Other Names
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Breed Type
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General Appearance

What is the American Staghound's size? How big is this dog?
How much does the American Staghound weigh?
Male: 55-90 pounds (25-41 kg), Female: 45-85 pounds (20-39 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of this canine?
Male: 72.5 pounds (33 kg), Female: 65 pounds (29.5 kg)
How tall is the American Staghound?
Male: 26-32 inches (66-81 cm), Female: 24-29 inches (61-74 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido?
Male: 29 inches (73.5 cm), Female: 26.5 inches (67.5 cm)

Hair & Care

What type of coat does the American Staghound have? What does this canine coat look like?
What color is the American Staghound's coat? What color is a proper this fido coat?
BlackBrindleWhiteBlue BrownYellow
How to groom the American Staghound and how often?
Effortless: The American Staghound requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. American Staghound is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do American Staghounds shed? How to control, reduce and prevent this canine shedding?
American Staghounds shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.


What kind of personality does the American Staghound have?
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the American Staghound?
Average: American Staghound's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Are American Staghounds easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
American Staghounds aren't famous for their trainability. This breed needs more time and repetition to obey. It's challenging to teach them new commands, but not impossible.
How playful dog breed is this dog?
American Staghounds, like any other average dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive is it?
They are a little bit more emotional than other dog breeds. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. American Staghounds don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
American Staghounds are loving and affectionate dogs. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does need this dog?
American Staghounds need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Do American Staghounds bark a lot? Why does my dog bark?
Average: The American Staghound barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Are American Staghounds good watchdogs?
American Staghounds are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but observation isn't considered as their main job.
Does this canine have an aggressive/protective behavior of their territory/property?
American Staghounds are not the best to protect their territory. Better to have a protection of your house and property supervised by others.
Biting Potential
How likely are you to get bite from this dog? Why do dog bites happen?
The American Staghound has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the American Staghound do? How big is the mouthiness potential of this breed?
American Staghounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but American Staghounds need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the American Staghound to run away? This dog wanderlust potential:
American Staghounds have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive?
American Staghound have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Are American Staghounds good apartment dogs? Can they live in a flat?
American Staghounds are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Are they adaptive and easy to handle?
American Staghounds adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they good with strangers? Are they friendly with strangers?
American Staghounds are average friendly dogs towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are American Staghounds kid-friendly dogs? Are they good with young children?
American Staghounds are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do American Staghounds get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido temperament with cats?
American Staghounds are average friendly dogs towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Are they dog-friendly with other dogs? How well do American Staghounds get along with dogs? What is this canine temperament with dogs?
American Staghounds are average friendly dogs towards other dogs.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Are they healthy breed? Do American Staghounds have health problems?
American Staghounds tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Life Expectancy
How long do American Staghounds live? What is this dog average life span?
10-12 years
Is the American Staghound breed hypoallergenic?
American Staghounds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the American Staghound have? How high is the energy level of this fido?
American Staghounds have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do American Staghounds require per day?
American Staghounds have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
American Staghounds sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the American Staghound need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2 to 3 cups of a high-quality dog food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? The risk for obesity:
Low. The American Staghound has good luck with genetics. This breed doesn't need to worry about obesity. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight change, consult your veterinarian to make a meal plan, and measure the American Staghound's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate cold and hot weather?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The American Staghound can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
The American Staghound has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Do they drool? How much does it drool?
The American Staghound is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.


Gestation Length
How long does this dog pregnancy last? How long does it take to have a few puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female American Staghound: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the American Staghound have a litter? Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size
How many puppies can the American Staghound have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-5 puppies


  • Grooming: Effortless: The American Staghound requires minimal grooming.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Low.


  • Hypoallergenic: American Staghounds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Stinkiness: The American Staghound has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Trainability: American Staghounds aren't famous for their trainability.
  • Apartment Friendly: American Staghounds are not apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Territorial: American Staghounds are not the best to protect their territory.

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