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American Foxhound

Family: scenthound
Area of origin: United States
Original function: trailing fox
Average size of male: Ht: 22-25, Wt: 21-24
Average size of female: Ht: 22-25, Wt: 21-24
Other names: none

American Foxhound Dog Temperament

The Foxhound is well-mannered in the home. He gets along best with human or canine companionship. He is a tolerant, amiable and gentle dog, even though he is not very demonstrative. Many are reserved with strangers. He is first and foremost a hunter, ever ready to hit the trail. He needs daily exercise in a safe area. Once on a scent, he will follow gleefully, heedless of commands. This is a dog that likes the outdoors. He bays.

American Foxhound Dog Care

The Foxhound needs daily exercise, preferably in the form of a long walk or jog. If allowed to run off leash, he should only do so in a safe, enclosed area. They are highly sociable, however, and should never be expected to live alone. The coat is easily maintained, requiring only occasional brushing to remove dead hair.

American Foxhound Dog Health

Major concerns: none
Minor concerns: thrombocytopathy
Occasionally seen: none
Suggested tests: (blood)
Life span: 10-13 years

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