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American foxhound Breed Information

American foxhound was originally developed in America, by the Europe settlers, about 200 years ago. They are well known for their speed and swiftness. They are also good trackers and very competitive in nature, making them great hunters. They are very sweet and loyal in nature. They have great stamina, and are good companion dogs. They are coats are of medium length, and are hard in texture. This breed is available in many colours. The average height and weight of a normal American foxhound is, 23 to 26 inches, and 46 to 65 pounds respectively, and in case of female American foxhound, the average height is about, 22 inches to 25 inches, and average weight is about 42 pounds to 60 pounds. This breed is very easy to handle, but can be stubborn certain times. They think independently and tend to go their own way. They are more bounded to animals, especially to their pack, than they are to humans. Proper training should be provided to this breed, to make them family dog. They should also be socialized from an early age or else they will behave aggressively in front of other strangers. They should be exercised regularly, and is not suitable to live in apartments, as they are very loud barkers. If they are not being used as hunting companion, make sure that, they get their exercise, by at least running a few miles in the yard or a playground. They are very fond of eating so, do make sure that, you are not feeding them too much, and too much of food can make them prone to obesity. This breed needs only the minimum grooming. They should be brushed regularly to remove the dirt on their coat, and there is no need of regular bath for this breed, it is only need once in every month. Their nails should be clipped regularly, if not, they might injure themselves or others unintentionally. They are generally a healthy breed, but some of the dogs are affected by, Thrombocytopathy, a health condition which leads to excessive bleeding. Average life span of a healthy American foxhound is 10 years to 13 years.

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