The eastern part of America is a special place for fox hunting. This is one of favorite sports. For such things is an ideal companion American Foxhound.
AMERICAN FOXHOUND: HISTORY
American Foxhound as a breed dating back in 1650 years. One of the oldest American breeds. In XVIII in England has been a very popular to ride in the company of dogs. Development of a breed has progressed, with the importation of dogs from England, France and Ireland. The first American Foxhound pedigree was recorded in 1850.
Hunting with dogs as a sport has spread to the southern part of America to the mountains of Kentucky and Tennessee. This discipline demanded quick and capable dogs, who can chase and catch a fox alone. The best-known variants are Walkerhound and Trigghound. They were named after their breeders, but have standard of American Foxhound. The American Kennel Club recognized this breed in 1894. Today it is one of the most popular breed in America.
AMERICAN FOXHOUND: APPEARANCE AND ANATOMY
American Foxhound is a dog of medium size. It has a tight, muscular body athletic. It is a true athlete.
The average height of males is from 20.8 inches to 25 inches, and the average height of the females ranges from 20.4 inches to 23.6 inches.
The male weight is in the range from 64 lb to 75 lb, and the weight of females is quite similar to the weight of males.
HEAD: long, with rounded occiput, broad
EARS: set on medium-low, long, drawn, thin, wide.
EYES: large, well-spaced, with friendly expressions, brown or hazel.
MUZZLE: good length, straight.
NECK: strong, full, medium length.
FRONT LEGS: straight with strong bones.
REAR LEGS: strong, muscular, solid.
TAIL: set medium high, carried gaily, mild side bent.
COAT: thick, coarse, medium length.
COLOR: all colors are permitted.
AMERICAN FOXHOUND: CHARACTER AND BEHAVIOR
American Foxhound is a very aggressive dog in the field. But at home it is very docile and calm. Enough tolerant and gentle dog. It’s full of energy and always will respond to the challenge of any physical activity. It is an excellent companion for games in nature, running or hunting. It has a very mild nature, which changes only in old age, when it can become a maverick. It happens that sometimes comes to the fore independence and stubbornness during dressage. Therefore, it is necessary all the patience of the world.
American Foxhound requires patient, resolute and consistent trainers, which will set the rules. The rules must not violate, because problems can arise during the dressage. If all goes according to the rules you will get the best friend and the right pet.
AMERICAN FOXHOUND: ADAPTATION AND CONDITIONS OF LIFE
American Foxhound requires a lot of space to move around. Daily physical activity is required to make the dog remained in good physical and mental condition. Therefore, it would be best to live in a house with a yard. If this is still flat, it is necessary regular walk or run on a leash. If you decide to leave it with from a leash, then this must be provided, enclosed space. Mostly they live outside in a warm shelter, in temperate climates. But if you decide to place the dog in the room next to you, there will be no major problems. It is the socially dog, and it is not recommended to live alone.
AMERICAN FOXHOUND SEEN BY CHILDREN
AMERICAN FOXHOUND: HEALTH PROBLEM AND CARE
So far not were detected major health problem, while rarer might appear thrombocytopenia. From time to time is recommended to control blood.
The lifespan of the breed American Foxhound is about 12 years.