Category: Hound Dogs
Facts about American Foxhound Dogs, "Scientific name for American Foxhound Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". American Foxhound Dogs are found in large packs, mostly in United States. They are used in Foxhunting among the horsey set.
The American Foxhound Dog are sweet, loyal and easygoing. They have been used to human race since last couple of centuries, but hold the ability to be men’s modern day companion too.
The American Foxhound Dog have enormous stamina and love for running which is makes them best partners for athletic dog owners. They are of mild nature which makes them excellent family dog too, but the minimum exercise the American Foxhound Dog need should not be compromised.
The American Foxhound Dog is famous for its bays and howls that can be heard miles away. This breed doesn’t cope well with the city life. The American Foxhound Dog have strong smelling abilities and hence they are distracted by various scents. Once they have found a smell interesting and decided to follow that, its owners find it very difficult calling it off. They are not that much into stay-indoor habits. They need to space to roam around and do so once they get a chance.
The average height of the male American Foxhound Dog are 22 to 25 inches (55.9 to 63.5 cm)( tall and the average weight is 45 to 65 pounds (20.4 to 29.5 kg). A Females average height is 21 to 24 inches (53.4 to 60.9 cm)tall and weigh 37 to 60 pounds (16.8 to 27.2 kg).
No need explain, American Foxhound Dogs show a remarkable level of energy and hence extremely active. They need a minimum of one or two hours of physical exercise, which mostly includes running. The American Foxhound Dog can be taken on long runs, but they stop in between to sniff here and there wherever they find an interesting smell.
As the American Foxhound Dog is fond of eating, they consume more than they need if exposed to food storage's. So they may gain weight considerably. The owner needs to have an idea about their food intake needs and have strict control on its diet.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. American Foxhound Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult dogs they have 42 teeth. Female American Foxhound Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. American Foxhound Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month. Female American Foxhound Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born
A American Foxhound Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
Training American Foxhound Dogs is challenging as they are mostly stubborn and independent. Obedience training is one of the sure shot needs of this breed. Even after training they tend to behave of their own, but the owner needs to develop a better relation in order to gain control on it. American Foxhound Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
A Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. American Foxhound Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the dogs eye protected and moist. American Foxhound Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals
Despite of its stubborn character, The American Foxhound Dog is tolerant, gentle and loves children.
When purchasing a American Foxhound Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references, check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
The American Foxhound Dog is in the group of Hound Dogs and in 1886 the (AKC) American Kennel Club recognized this dog.
American Foxhound Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. A American Foxhound Dogs can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
Average body temperature for a American Foxhound Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A American Foxhound Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
The number one heath problems amongst American Foxhound Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your American Foxhound Dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that American Foxhound Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.
American Foxhound Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.
Only humans and dogs have prostates, But a dog doesn't have an appendix.
American Foxhound Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. A American Foxhound Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A American Foxhound Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.