More about the American Foxhound breed (my primary breed)......The breed dates back to the 1700's and were bred from English and French Foxhounds by, I cannot tell a lie, George Washington. The English Foxhounds arrived in America in 1650 with the English Settlers. It is noted that the breed was used in seeking out native people, this is been said to be a rumor.
Back in 1700, George Washington first bred the breed by combining the English and French Foxhounds which had their own set of unique characteristics. Although they were used to seek out animals and have a STRONG sense of smell, Washington a breed that had a stronger sense of smell than the current breeds and incredible speed and stamina. Therefore the American Foxhound is leaner, lighter, and faster than the English and French breeds. They do make great companions and have HIGH energy levels. Their very sensitive nose can lead to a very stubborn dog. Their special bark consists of a loud, deep bark followed by a high pitched howl, the bark is so harmonious that it has appeared in songs!
I will talk more about the primary breed of the American Foxhound tomorrow so tune in.......
Oh, I do want to mention our fundraiser....you can help us help out (did I just go all Jerry Maguire on you all there?!?!?).....anyway click on these links and you can buy our book- in fact, we will start instead of just the month of May- we will extend it from April 15 to May 24th and with every book sold we will donate a portion of the proceeds to Kent Animal Shelter......
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Have a tail waggin' day and I'll see you tomorrow,
Scout and Pam