American Foxhound

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Life expectancy

The American Foxhound has a life expectancy of between 11 and 13 years




Adult size

Female Between 21 and 24 in
Male Between 22 and 25 in

Adult weight

Female Between 62 and 71 lb
Male Between 66 and 75 lb
Coat colour
Black White Brown Blue Red Sand
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The American Foxhound costs between £350 and £1050

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More details about the American Foxhound

American Foxhound: Origins and history

The first U.S. president George Washington was among a number of pretentious Americans of his time who took to fox-hunting, wrongly believing this barbaric pastime to be sophisticated. Along with his peers, Washington kept British hounds, from whom today’s American Foxhound can be traced. They each added different imported dogs to the mix to create the hunter they wanted. As such, there are a number of strains of American Foxhound today who are all considered to belong to the same breed.

FCI classification of the American Foxhound

  • Group 6 - Scent hounds and related breeds

  • Section 1 : Scent hounds

Training a American Foxhound

Firm training is essential and possible, although she is generally stubborn and easily distracted. 

American Foxhound: Purchase price

Between £350 for Non KC Registered dogs and £1050 for KC Registered dogs. The estimated cost of looking after a dog such as this would be from £60 to £100 a month.

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