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American Foxhound

This medium-sized breed of foxhound is America's favorite dog. American Foxhounds are fairly independent, but a breeze to train.

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
Group
FCI Group 6, AKC Hound Group
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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