Easy-going and amiable, but also independent and a little stubborn, this large, high-energy hound breed is extremely active. With a short, easy-to-maintain coat, powerful muscles, and a face you find hard to tell “no,” Fox Hounds are some of the best examples of their breed. It’s advised that rigorous, consistent training accompany high, early socialization, since they are quite intelligent and always know their own mind.
1. American Foxhounds 101 – Information, Personality and Characteristics
2. American Foxhound Temperament and Training
3. American Foxhound Diet and Feeding
American Foxhound Diet
Puppies: Low Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Adults: High Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
American Foxhound Weight
American Foxhounds generally gain: 2 Pounds per week until 26 weeks old.
Hip dysplasia is a common problem with American Foxhounds. Make sure your dog isn’t overweight.
A American Foxhound with healthy weight will not have any ribs visible. You should be able to run your hands along their side and feel the indivgidual ribs.
*All target numbers are approximate averages. Every dog’s dietary needs and weights will be different. Take into account pregnant or nursing dogs.