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.
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.