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American Foxhound

This medium-sized breed of foxhound is America’s favourite dog. American Foxhounds are fairly independent, but a breeze to train.
American Foxhound black and white

About the American Foxhound

These unbeatable hunting dogs, which generally work in packs, are outdoor animals.

George Washington was a promoter of American Foxhounds. By importing various hounds from Britain around the end of the 18th century, as well as French hounds raised by the Marquis de Lafayette, he laid the foundations for the future breed.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country: United States

Size category: Medium

Avg life expectancy: 10-13 years

Loving / Confident / Resilient / Independent / Intelligent / Loyal / Sociable

Key facts

  • Requires outdoor space
  • Requires minimal grooming
  • Needs a lot of exercise

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