American Foxhound

A Rare & Ancient Breed

Origins & History

Bred for hunting, the American Foxhound boasts a rich history dating back to the 1700s.

Physical Traits

Finely boned, longer legs, and a slightly arched back end distinguish them from their English counterparts.

Different Strains

From Penn-Marydel to Calhoun, each strain has been bred for specific functions.

The Musical Voice

Their baying, a long deep howl, can carry for miles, making them unsuitable for city living.

Activity Levels

Bred for hunting, they require significant daily exercise and are not couch potatoes.

Training Challenges

Their independent streak can make training a challenge, requiring patience and consistency.

Health & Care

Generally healthy, they can be prone to certain conditions and require regular grooming.

Relationship with Family

Gentle and tolerant, they are great with kids and other pets but can be reserved around strangers.

Conclusion & Adoption

Many end up in shelters due to lack of understanding about their needs. Always consider adoption first!