There are two Foxhound breeds - the American Foxhound and the English Foxhound. These breeds are related to each other and only display minor differences in looks and temperament, with American Foxhounds being a bit slimmer in build.
Both types of Foxhounds have been bred for hunting and make excellent hunters, who can chase prey for hours. They are best kept as hunting dogs as they are not well suited to just being family dogs. They can hunt for up to six hours in one go and their sheer energy is amazing. As a pure pet you simply cannot guarantee that your Foxhound will get the amount of exercise and mental stimulation they need to be happy. The American Foxhound is the faster and more agile hunter.
English Foxhounds are also known for their love, devotion and closeness to their owners. They are friendly and loving towards both other dogs and humans. American Foxhounds, on the other hand, have a mind of their own and can be either wary of strangers or over-the-top loving. It all depends on the person they meet and if they feel the need to protect their owner from them.
With both Foxhound breeds, their coat is easy to maintain, requiring only a brush and wash once in a while.
|Life expectancy:||10-12 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||high|