American Foxhound Dog Breed Profile 

Developed in the U.S. from English Foxhounds to hunt foxes. Known for stamina and keen sense of smell. 

Breed History

Athletic build, long muzzle, droopy ears. Coat is short, hard, and comes in a variety of colors.


Energetic, playful, friendly. Devoted to family, good with kids. Needs lots of exercise.


Regular brushing. Active breed needs lots of daily exercise. Prone to obesity so don't overfeed.

Care Tips

Respond well to positive reinforcement training. Early socialization is key. Needs a firm, patient trainer.

Training Tips

Generally healthy but prone to ear infections. Lifespan 10-12 years.

Health Issues

Very high energy. Best for active homes. Needs 45+ minutes vigorous exercise daily.

Exercise Needs

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