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American Foxhound

Size: Large

Weight: 65 - 70 lbs.

Height: 21" - 25"

Life Span: 12 - 13 years

Health Problems: Thrombocytopathy

Origin: United States

Also Known As: No Nicknames.

Group: Scenthound

Category: Companion Dog, Hunting

Exercise Needs

The American Foxhound needs daily vigorous exercise.

Grooming Needs

Quick weekly brushing is necessary for your American Foxhound.


The American Foxhound is a gentle, tolerant and amiable hunting breed.

Compatibility with Kids

Sociable with both adults and children.


Some evidence indicates hounds were first brought to America in 1650, when the Englishman Robert Brooke sailed to the Crown Colony of America with his pack of hunting dogs. These hounds would later become the basis of several strains of American Hounds. In the mid-to-late 1700s, hounds from France and England were brought in to further develop the breed. By then, the breed had gained much recognition, especially amongst the upper class and politicians, even President George Washington was known to have an American Foxhound.

Dog Food for Your American Foxhound

Large Breed Puppy 30 Pound Bag

Large Breed Puppy

Lower protein and fat levels than our Puppy Select Formula.

Large breed adult dog food

Large Breed Adult

Carefully formulated for the care and nutrition of large breed dogs.

Food for dogs with sensitive stomachs

Sensitive Solutions

Features the SmartDefense™ System, with vitamins C & E.

Picky No More large breed dog food

Picky No More™ Large Breed

Created to please even the pickiest of large breed dogs.