American Foxhound Breed Profile


The American Foxhound is very sweet and loyal. Being a Hound dog, this breed needs to have lots of consistent training and socialization, or destructive behavior will result. The American FoxHound is not a very good guard dog. It would just as soon warm up to a stranger looking for treats and scratches behind the ears.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog tends to be extremely child and family friendly. This breed loves to have human companionship, often romping and playing as much as its human companions do. Full of energy, this breed of dog is sure to be a win win situation with any hyperactive children that’s in the family. They will exhaust each other out.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan for this breed of dog is around 10 to 12 years.However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine along with proper routine care, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and longer. The average weight of this breed is a robust 65 to 75 lbs, so its not an advisable breed for the physically weak or frail.

Common Diseases

This breed of dog is lucky to have only a couple of known common diseases. These diseases include but are not limited to platelet disease, eye issues, and canine hip dysplasia.

Housebreaking and Shedding Factor

Housebreaking with this breed is difficult if not impossible to housebreak, partially because of its independent and stubborn nature. Shedding however, is not yet documented.

Best Owner Compatibility

This breed of dog is highly intelligent, breaking open small fences and scaling higher fences in order to escape their enclosures. These dogs are not for the apartment or condo dweller, nor are they for the frequent traveler. If ignored or left alone for long periods of time, they will become neurotic and start to show destructive behavior. The best type of owner for this breed of dog is one who has a big yard to play in and lots of love and socialization and attention to give. This breed needs frequent walks and also needs nearly constant companionship with its owner.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy the American FoxHound would be from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

Owning an American Foxhound does not come cheaply. The average cost for this breed of dog ranges from $300 to $1,250 for each dog. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

This breed of dog is not an aggressive breed. It was specifically bred out of them any form of aggressiveness. That being said, if this breed is abused in any way shape or form, defensive aggression may occur.

Noise Factor

These dogs are best suited for a country environment, because they tend to whine and howl melodiously which may upset neighbors in the suburban and apartment/condo environment. Other than that they are good to go.

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