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Gun Dog Breeders: American Foxhound Facts

By    |   Tuesday, 16 Feb 2016 02:27 PM

Finding the ideal gun dog means getting all the facts about the various gun dog breed first in order to make sure which is the right fit for your needs.

American foxhound breeders and fans of the breed know it is a unique dog with unique characteristics.

Here are some of the facts you should know about the American foxhound.

1. True to its Colonial American origins, American Foxhounds Come From a Blend of European Ancestors

American foxhounds are considered the cousin of English foxhounds. The breed was developed as part of an experiment for the purpose of hunting foxes.

According to the Westminster Kennel Club, "huntsmen of Virginia developed the first true American Foxhounds from English as well as French and Irish stock."

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This gun dog was bred to accompany its master when hunting, but can also be considered a valued family pet due to the amount of affection it gives.

2. They Have a Strong Prey Drive

This breed can fit in well with families and children, but not in households with smaller animals, according to TerrificPets.com.

As a hunting dog, American foxhounds will likely chase and injure any guinea pigs or rabbits being kept in the house that they reside in.

They have a keen sense of smell and will follow a scent anywhere. American foxhounds are an excitable breed and can be a bit high strung.

3. The Breed Needs Space to Run

American foxhounds are often kept as an outdoor dog because of their love of running. Apartment dwellers are also not a good fit for owning the breed, as the dog loves to bark a bark that can carry for miles.

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4. Like Any Animal, American Foxhounds Require Good Care

Some dogs can eat anything and not be impacted. That is not the case for the American foxhound.

This breed of dog needs a specific blend of protein, minerals, lipids and vitamins. According to Animals Adda, regular pet store dog food is often void of the nutritional value needed.

5. Training Can Be a Chore

The American foxhound is considered an intelligent breed, but they can misbehave when bored. Training is the key making sure your dog is responsive.

Housebreaking them can be a chore and they need persistent reinforcement, according to TerrificPets.com.

Moderate exercise is one way to avoid accidents, giving the hound the chance to take care of business outside.

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Finding the ideal gun dog means getting all the facts about the various gun dog breed first in order to make sure which is the right fit for your needs. American foxhound breeders and fans of the breed know it is a unique dog. Here are some facts about the American foxhound.
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