Bred by George Washington himself (from French Hounds and French Foxhounds), you can’t get any more “American” than the American Foxhound. A medium-sized (21”-25” tall) breed that hunts by scent, they are athletic, robust dogs who love to run. When socialized, they are mild-mannered and excellent with children. They have an independent streak and can be stubborn when it comes to training, so it is best to start young. Their coat is short and easy to care for.
Athletic, active. Famous people who owned Foxhounds: George Washington, farmer, avid hunter, and dog lover, is credited with being the founder of the American Foxhound, a breed he created from at least two other types of hounds.
Each AKC approved purebred breed has its own national club. The mission of these “parent breed clubs” is to improve and preserve a particular breed by advancing knowledge about its history, its health and care requirements and by assuring that the breed’s form and function remain true to its historical physical type and character: A Dalmatian, for instance, should be athletic and have a natural affinity for working with horses. A Fox Terrier should have the right body size and shape, and a drive to go after vermin.
Pet owners, breeders, trainers, veterinarians, and others with a special love for a breed, join the parent breed club to meet like-minded enthusiasts and to support the club’s mission.
The national parent breed club is the first place for the public to go to learn about a breed or find a knowledgeable, experienced breeder.