American Foxhound – A Loud Proud Hunting Dog
The English Foxhound (Vulpes vulpes) is one of the most popular hunting dogs in America. They are very loyal and loving and they are known to be loud, proud, and brave. These characteristics make them ideal for hunting game such as deer or wild boar.
However, there have been many reports of their aggression towards other animals which causes concern among some hunters.
English Foxhounds are one of the most expensive breeds of dog. They require extensive training before they become reliable and obedient. Their price tag makes them a great investment for those looking to enjoy the outdoors without having to spend too much money.
If you want to own an American Foxhound, then it’s best if you’re willing to put in a little extra effort into training your new pet so that he becomes well behaved and obedient.
In order to learn more about the American Foxhound, we’ve compiled a list of useful facts about this breed:
1. The English Foxhound is considered to be one of the most intelligent and loyal dogs in the world.
They are known to be extremely devoted and loyal companions. Many owners consider them to be like family members.
2. The English Foxhound is a medium sized dog with long legs and short body; weighing between 15-20 pounds.
3. The typical lifespan of an English Foxhound is between 7-10 years, but many have been known to live longer.
4. The English Foxhound has a short, smooth coat that comes in a variety of colors such as: orange and white, tricolor (white, black and brown), or the traditional gray color with black “tie” marks.
5. The English Foxhound is an enthusiastic digger.
If you have an underground electric fence, the English Foxhound may be able to dig under it.
6. The English Foxhound was bred to hunt foxes, hence its name.
7. These dogs love running in wide open areas where they can use their speed and stamina, such as fields or meadows.
They have been known to chase cars and bicycles if they are running nearby.
8. The English Foxhound is an enthusiastic hunter.
If you own other pets, they might not be safe around your English Foxhound as these dogs have been known to kill other animals.
9. These dogs are very noisy and they bark at everything from people to other animals.
If you are looking for a quiet dog, this is not the breed for you.
10. The English Foxhound is an energetic breed that needs a lot of exercise. If it doesn’t get the proper exercise it needs, it will become restless and loud.
11. The English Foxhound is not recommended for first time dog owners because of their high energy level and their demanding personality.
12. These dogs are very easy to train if you establish yourself as the “alpha dog” right from the beginning by being assertive, consistent, and firm with your commands.
13. The English Foxhound is very good with children, as long as they are old enough to know how to treat a dog with kindness.
14. These dogs are very clean and do not have a dog odor. They are also relatively free of fleas and ticks.
15. The English Foxhound has extreme mood swings which can be alarming at times. Some days it will be very loving and other days it may be more aloof or even aggressive.
16. These dogs are not reliable watchdogs, as most strangers can come into your yard or home with little resistance from your pet.
17. The English Foxhound loves to dig, and this could be a problem if you have a garden or plants inside your home.
If you’ve decided that an American Foxhound might be the right dog for you, we recommend adopting one from a local shelter or rescue organization. Check out the following link to find the nearest one in your state:
The above links contain other useful information and links to local services in your state.
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