American Foxhound is a breed which is derived from the English foxhounds. They are strong, agile and powerful; and are scent hounds, which means, they attack by perceiving the scent of their prey. Owing to these qualities, they can be utilized for many serious jobs, namely, hunting, trailing, guarding and tracking.
Being a hardy breed, they have plenty of energy stored inside them, which never seem to run out, for this reason they are sometimes aggressive and are not very comfortable with smaller animals around them. However, this problem can be tackled by early training and socialization, but again this can be quite challenging, as they are a stubborn breed.
They are very much loyal, kind, cheerful and friendly when at home, however, as they have plenty of energy, they need a huge space to play around and sweat it off. They are fast learners and once trained can perform daily chores like opening the door, bringing in the newspaper, etc. They are remarkably patient which makes them a good companion to small children.
A remarkable feature of an American foxhound is his voice. He has a loud, grave, and deep-throated voice, which can sometimes scare the living day lights out of you. However, the good news is a barker, in fact whoever said that barking dogs seldom bites, had, had him in mind.
An average American foxhound is 21 to 25 inches tall and weighs around 65 to 80 pounds. They have a stiff coat, which commonly comes in four colors, red, black and tan, tri and blue. Their average lifespan is around 10 to 12 years.
Being very popular, free American Foxhound puppies are easily available over the net.
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