The American Foxhound was the result of two gift dogs given to George Washington by Lafayette. He was given an English Foxhound and a French Foxhound. Over the years of mating, the result is the American Foxhound. In the 1700s, they were used for hunting Indians and later have been found to be untiring hunting dogs. Two characteristics are a great nose and a musical bay when giving chase.
Look at the dog from a short distance away. The American Foxhound is definitely a hound in their look. They are about two feet in height and should weigh about 65 to 75 pounds.2
Examine the color of the dog. The American Foxhound can be any color but tends to be a mix of white and red, tan, brown or black.3
Note the ears. They are a bit large and hang like pendants at the side of the head. They are somewhat long and the shape of the head between them is slightly domed. The hanging ears are almost like a frame for their face.4
Check to see if the dog is interested and inquisitive. They are rather friendly and hold their tail in a happy upward curve. They can be very friendly though some are more protective.5
Regard the overall appearance of the dog. The dog has long somewhat thin legs. The legs are pretty straight boned but give the dog its agility and speed.