American Foxhound

American Foxhound
Hound Group

American Foxhound - General Information

Height: 21-25 inches

Weight: usually 50-70 pounds

Colors: any color with tri-color with a saddle being the most common

Socialization: moderate if only to keep dog from being shy or excessively aloof
Ideal home characteristics: one that appreciates the extremely gentle nature of hounds and recognizes the challenges of a scenthound which can include howling, baying and difficulty with recall

Temperament: aloof to strangers, minimal aggressive tendencies because it is bred to hunt in packs, gentle, sensitive, overwhelmed by anger, extremely responsive, powerful nose makes scent a huge distraction

Training: minimal - socialization, some basic manners