meet theAmerican Foxhound


Training &Temperament

This breed has the independent and stubborn streak that is found in other hound breeds as well. Their instinct is to hunt with little direction from humans. They won't automatically see why they have to do things differently. Foxhounds who've been raised with other dogs, rather than a human family, can be difficult to train because they've bonded more with their pack than with people. They will need time, attention, and training to help them get used to life as a family dog. Like all dogs, Foxhounds need to be socialized early in life and be exposed when young to many different people, dogs, sights, sounds, and experiences.

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Did You Know?

The American Foxhound has achieved great renown for his musical voice. His bays and howls can carry for miles.

The American Foxhound was one of the first dog breeds developed in the United States, if not the first.

American Foxhounds can be extremely difficult to call back once they get on a scent.

George Washington owned 36 foxhounds. Some of their names were named Sweet Lips, Tipsy, Tipler, Chloe, Searcher and Drunkard.

The American Foxhound was bred to chase a fox, but not to kill it. Additionally, the breed has always worked closely alongside horses.

Jewel, a 3-year-old American Foxhound, won Best in Show at The National Dog Show Presented by Purina in 2013 in Philadelphia. She was first dog in the hound group to capture the top honor in the history of the show.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Black White & Tan 034
White Black & Tan 219
Black Brown & White 022
Blue 037
Brown White & Tan 066
Red 140
Tan 195
White 199
White & Cream 206
White & Red 214


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code