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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.

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