So you’re looking to adopt an American Foxhound, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “American Foxhounds are sleek, rangy hunters known for their speed, endurance, and work ethic. You can tell the American Foxhound apart from their British cousin the English Foxhound by length of leg—the American’s legs are longer and more finely boned—and by the American’s slightly arched loin (back end). American Foxhounds have large, soft eyes with an expression described as gentle and pleading.So far, so good. But Foxhounds come with special considerations. They need lots of exercise or they can get depressed and destructive. A Foxhound’s single-minded prey drive must be managed. Their loud bawling is melodious to hound lovers but can be a nuisance to neighbors, and training and housebreaking these independent souls can be a steep challenge for novice owners. American Foxhounds are good-natured, low-maintenance hounds who get on well with kids, dogs, even cats, but come with special considerations for prospective owners. They are closely associated with Revolutionary heroes and the rolling estates of old Virginia.”
An American Foxhound typically ranges from 53.34cm to 63.5cm in height, and weighs from 27.2155422kg to 31.751465900000003kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for American Foxhound breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically American Foxhound insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.