American Foxhounds are good-natured, low-maintenance hounds who get along with kids, dogs, and even cats. Although they have a sweet and easygoing nature, these hounds come with their own unique traits. Be prepared to have a prey-driven pup that will howl and bay. True to hounds, Foxhounds have an independent and stubborn nature. Because of their high energy, a routine with lots of daily activity is required to avoid boredom or destructive behaviour in Foxhounds.
Common Health Conditions
- American Foxhounds are more likely than other dogs to have problems with their teeth. It starts with tartar build-up on the teeth and progresses to infection of the gums and roots of the teeth.
- American Foxhounds are susceptible to bacterial and viral infections — the same ones that all dogs can get — such as parvo, rabies, and distemper.
- There are a few different types of stones that can form in the kidney or in the bladder, and American Foxhounds are more likely to develop them than other breeds.