Dog Names and Breeds

General Information about Dogs

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It is a happy breed with average working intelligence, although by being bred to a show standard it is no longer an ideal working dog. The American Foxhound is known to originate from the states of Maryland and Virginia, and is the state dog of Virginia.[1] Though there has long been a rumor that the new breed was originally used for hunting Indigenous peoples of the Americas, this is not true. The breed is the smallest of the sporting dogs recognised by the AKC, and its distinctly shaped head makes it immediately recognisable. Truman. The breed was developed by landed gentry purely for the sport of hunting foxes. They have also won the best in show title at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on four occasions, and have been linked to the President of the United States on several occasions, with owners including Richard Nixon and Harry S. A height of about 18 to 19 inches (46 to 48 cm) at shoulders for the male and 17 to 18 inches (43 to 46 cm) for the female is to be considered preferable.

Interesting facts about Dogs

George Washington received French Foxhounds, Grand Bleu de Gascogne, (which look much like an American Bluetick Coonhound) as a gift from the Marquis de Lafayette. This is actually one reason that this breed does not do well in city settings. It is a happy breed with average working intelligence, although by being bred to a show standard it is no longer an ideal working dog. The breed is the smallest of the sporting dogs recognised by the AKC, and its distinctly shaped head makes it immediately recognisable. A minor health risk in American Foxhounds is thrombocytopathy, or platelet disease. In addition, there are some marked differences between it and its English relative. They are capable of jumping in excess of 7 feet (2.1 m) vertical due to the dense muscle build of the breed.

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