Original Name : American Foxhound
Type : Braccoid
Male size : 22-25 inches
Female size : 21-24 inches
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : United States of America
This medium-sized breed of foxhound is America’s favorite dog. American Foxhounds are fairly independent, but a breeze to train.
Fairly long, slightly domed occiput.
Moderately long, strong, muscular back, broad, slightly arched loins, deep chest.
Set moderately low, long and folded forward, almost reaching or touching the end of the nose.
Set moderately high, carried cheerfully, slightly curved.
Close, hard hound hair of medium length.
American Foxhounds are thought to be the dogs with the longest history in the United States. The first hounds to arrive in the New World from Ireland, Britain and France formed the genetic pool of the future breed. Through the years, breeding families emerged in various states, notably Kentucky, all striving to safeguard specific breed qualities.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.