American Foxhound

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Breed Group: Hound
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Overview
A direct descendant of English and French hounds, this breed was used during the 17th century to seek out Indians. However, in later years the American Foxhound was prized for its talent in hunting wild animals. This breed was never intended to be solely a pet. They were a popular breed with the wealthy who enjoyed fox hunting.
Character
A sleek and athletic breed, the American Foxhound possesses great stamina. They are keen hunters known as scent hounds. As an active hunting dog, they will follow any scent irregardless of commands. American Foxhound's are tolerant, social, amiable, and active.
Temperament
The American Foxhound is gentle and loving with their family and courageous and formidable during a hunt. This breed does well with children and other dogs. American Foxhound's should not be trusted with non-canine pets. They do not do well as house pets due to their ancestry of being outdoor pack hounds. This breed is affectionate, sweet, and may or may not be protective of their family or territory.
Care
Regular combing and brushing should be done with a firm bristle brush. Bathing should only be done when necessary. It is important to frequently check the ears of this breeed often for debris. The American Foxhound is a relatively healthy breed. They have a tendency to gain weight if overfed.
Coat
The American Foxhound breed has a coat that is of medium length, is weather-proof, hard in texture, and lays close to the body. The American Foxhound is an average shedder.
Training
The American Foxhound is typically difficult to housebreak. Moderate socialization is needed to keep them from being aloof or timid. The American Foxhound does best with fairness, firmness, routine, and consistency in training.
Activity
American Foxhound's are not recommended for apartment living due to their high energy and melodious barking. The American Foxhound requires a great deal of exercise to keep them from becoming restless and destructive. They do best in a rural setting with acreage or a large securely fenced yard. This breed excels at agility, tracking, and hunting.
Weight
Male: 70-75; Female: 65-70 lbs
Height
Male: 22-25 Female: 21-24 inches
Color(s)
Black, white, tan in either a bi-color or tri-color pattern
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

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How much do American Foxhound puppies cost?

The cost to buy an American Foxhound varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much American Foxhound puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all American Foxhounds sold is $400.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for an American Foxhound with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,100 upwards to $4,500 or even more for an American Foxhound with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all American Foxhounds sold is $500.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $400.00
Average Price: $500.00
Top Quality: $1,100.00 to $4,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 92 American Foxhound puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning an American Foxhound puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining an American Foxhounds true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular American Foxhound Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 92 American Foxhound dogs.
  • 1. Grace
  • 2. Gloria
  • 3. Ginny
  • 4. Jacob
  • 5. Jj
  • 6. Jaxson
  • 7. Kylee
  • 8. Lucy
  • 9. Phil
  • 10. Sport
  • 11. Zoey's Pups
  • 12. Maddie
  • 13. Luke
  • 14. Lilly
  • 15. Lex
  • 16. Lance
  • 17. Kooper
  • 18. Kolt
  • 19. Kolby
  • 20. Kenley

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Anonymous asked:
Can they be kept outside? My mom has a fear of dogs, but the rest of the family wants a puppy.

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In short, yes, the dog can be kept outside as long as the dog has suitable shelter, water and a large fenced in space. However, if your mother is so afraid of dogs that she should not come in contact with the dog. I would not suggest getting a puppy at all. Puppies are boisterous, playful and unpredictable. They can set off fears in people with a fear of dogs already and that energy is read by the puppy and they can become fearful, or even aggressive towards people like your mother/women. Search for a calm, adult dog that is already socialized. This will allow your mother to read the movements/behaviors of the dog from afar and get to know the dog so she can say hi when she is ready. But do not bring a puppy into that environment, it is not healthy or suitable for both your mother and the pup.

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Are American Foxhounds friendly to kids and small dogs?

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The American Foxhounds are good with children, they are loving and loyal family companions. The American Foxhound has a high prey drive, but if socialized correctly and trained then the dog should do fine around small dogs.

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How fast does the American Foxhound run?

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Foxes are able to run between 30 and 40 miles per hour at their fastest depending on the breed, and the American Foxhound was bred to be able to run just as fast, if not faster then the fox.

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And its not so much how fast but 'for how long'. My Foxhound can maintain around 12 to 15mph for 2 to 4 hours when on trail. Once he has the scent, 'Stand back and let him do his STUFF!"

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Updated: 8/21/2017