Country of Origin: United States.
Coat: Is medium - length, close and hard. All possible colors are allowed.
Character: Though traditionally not a house pet, the American Foxhound does well in the home. This dog is tolerant, friendly, and gentle.
Temperament: This breed is at its best with canine or human companionship. It is very sociable, and should not be expected to live alone, although it is usually reserved around strangers..
Care: Occasional brushing is necessary to remove dead hair.
Training: Training should be conducted with a firm, no-nonsense approach.
Activity: Ever the hunter, the American Foxhound is always ready to hit the trail. Daily exercise, preferably a long walk or a jog, is necessary. Allow it to run off a leash, but only in a safe, enclosed area.
Description : While similar to its English cousin, the American Foxhound has been developed by its breeders to be lighter and taller, to have a keener sense of smell, and to be even faster in the chase. A large, handsome hound, its front legs are long and very straight-boned. The head is long with a slightly domed, large skull. The ears are broad and pendant, framing the face. The eyes are large and wide-set - either brown or hazel, with a sweet, imploring expression. The ears are wide, flat to the head and its tail is carried cheerfully with a slight upward curve, like a sickle. The short, hard coat may be any color.