Country of Origin: U.S.
History: The American foxhound was developed in Virginia and Maryland from foxhounds imported to the U.S. from Europe in the 18th century. It was bred to hunt fox singly and in packs and later to participate in field events and drag hunts.
Physical Description: This is a medium size to large muscular dog. It has a long, broad hear; medium length drop ears; and large, brown eyes. The muzzle is straight and square. It has a long back, straight legs, and a long tail that is set high and curved. The close, coarse coat is of any color.
Height: 21 to 25 inches
Weight: no standard available
Temperament: This is an energetic but easygoing and friendly og that gets along with almost everyone, including children and dogs. It can be stubborn and independent, so training takes patience.
Activity Level: High
Best Owner: This breed does best with an active family in a rural or suburban home.
Special Needs: Exercise, fenced yard, leashed
Possible Health Concerns: Ear problems, hip dysplasia
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