Fox Hound – American

Scent Hound

The American Foxhound is very similar to the English Foxhound except it is taller, slimmer and faster (Max is an American Foxhound).  They are very good with children and their overall temperament is mild.  If raised as family pets they should do well in a family environment.  If bred to hunt, much more patience and training is required, especially if they will be around other non-canine pets.  May be hard to housebreak.  Foxhounds need a great deal of exercise and are not recommended for apartment life.  Their short and smooth coat grooms easily.

Average Height(“‘s)
Average Weight (#’s)
Notes for owners
Short Minimal Not recommended for apartments.  Great with children.  Like to bay.  Lots of exercise.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

American Foxhound Club

The Walker Foxhound



We STRONGLY recommend that you get your dog from a respectable breeder or rescue organization.  Pet store puppies may get their dogs from Puppy Mills that normally breed only for profit, not quality or concern for the puppy or its eventual owner.
If you would like help locating a breeder or rescue agency near you please E-Mail PGAA (, and let us know your city/state and the type of dog you are looking for.  Do not assume that PGAA has qualified all of the breeders or rescues on this site.  Do your own check of each breeder or rescue — be sure that you are comfortable with the organization before you buy, adopt or turn-over a dog.