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The American Foxhound is sweet, kind, loyal, and very loving at a home. As with all hounds they need careful
training, constant socialization, and owners who are willing to give them ample exercise: a bored foxhound will
find ways to keep themselves entertained and can be very destructive, some examples of destruction include
everything from scratching at doors to tearing apart objects including toilet paper, being very rambunctious
and, being rather long, they have the ability to take things from counter-tops. If routine walks are not an
option, access to a secure yard is a good alternative; however the best option would be constant access via
a dog door and a secure yard.
American Foxhounds at the Atlanta SteeplechaseIntelligent creatures as they are, many foxhounds quickly
learn to open gates or scale small fences to go wandering. While on the hunt the foxhound is a warrior, once
a scent is picked up he or she will follow it neglecting any commands. Because their hunting instinct is strong
they should never be trusted off-lead. Foxhounds are rarely street safe.
Foxhounds are easy to live with and thrive as members of a family; however, they are not ideal apartment
dogs and shouldn't be left alone indoors for extended periods of time. They do however, get along very well
with children, especially small children; although one must always keep an eye when children and animals
are interacting as it is not beyond any animal to bite or claw when they feel they are threatened.
Foxhounds do not make good watchdogs;
Most scent hounds are bred to give "voice". Foxhounds are not nuisance barkers but they do have loud,
deep voices that carry a great distance. Although most people love the sound, many urban or suburban
neighbors do not appreciate the deep barks or melodious howling of a foxhound. They have a special bark: a
normal bark followed by a high-pitched howl.
Although a few foxhounds have been trained in obedience,it can be hard when they are a pup but once older
they start to listen
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