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American Fox Hound

  • Between Children – 7/10
  • Trainability – 5/10
  • Exercise Need – 10/10
  • Energy Level – 10/10
  • Acting – 6/10
  • Between Other Dogs – 7/10
  • Between Other Animals – 6/10
  • Protectionism – 4/10
  • Average Life Time – 4/10

The loyal, lovable, and friendly American Fox Hound has been the best friend of the people for centuries.


With the discovery of the American continent, some of the colonists who came to the continent brought their greyhounds with them. Dog breeds from all over the world came together on the American continent. The American Fox Hound, which emerged as a hybrid of Irish, British, and French greyhounds, which came together on the continent, began to be produced in a controlled manner, shaped according to the needs of the new continent, after attracting the attention of the dog producers who settled in the region.

The first producers, including George Washington, became a symbol of the country’s early ages when it paid special attention to the American Fox Hound.

Today, this dog breed is often used in races and trail competitions.

Weight – Dimensions

These dogs, which are not too heavy due to their athletic structure, reach a maximum weight of 11 kilograms. Their height is approximately 65 centimeters.

Average Life Time

American Fox Hounds can live between 10 and 13 years.


The American Fox Hounds, which are very soft and cute in nature, also retain their stubborn and liberty characters specific to hound. The training of these dogs, which enjoys acting on their own, has been extremely difficult because they have been used in preys with very few human interventions throughout history.

If he is raised with another dog, he may tend to tie it to the dog he is friends with rather than people. This can create difficulties for the owner. For this reason, it is recommended that you feed the American Foxhound alone.

American Fox Hounds, which need more education and socialization than other dogs to be a family dog, cannot break off easily once they are bonded. However, this process can be quite difficult for the owner.


American Fox Hounds are famous for being able to run for miles without getting tired. Therefore, exercise needs are also very high. If you are not going to use it for hunting, you must exercise regularly to get rid of the accumulated energies within them.

Although it can be fed in homes with large interiors, it is not recommended because it is too noisy and always needs to run.

Between Children

American Fox Hounds are very patient and loving towards children. If it is practiced in a controlled manner, it is okay to be with children.

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