How did the American Foxhound Breed of Dog Originate and Where Did it Get Its Name?

The American Foxhound a mix of English hounds that were brought to the United States in 1650, and a French hound that was given as a present to President George Washington.

American Foxhound

The American Foxhound is also known as cousin to the English Foxhound, which is also a scent hound, bred to hunt foxes by scent.

As with all hounds, the American Foxhound need proper training, constant socialization, and exercise.

The breed is kind, loyal, and very loving at a home it is comfortable in.

Washington is credited with introducing to America not only this classic hunting dog, but also the mule.

For Dog & Country.

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