The American Foxhound is the cousin of the English Foxhound and is a taller, longer-legged dog with fine bones and angular hindquarters. The American Foxhound was not bred as a family pet and is more suitable as a hunting or working dog. If intensely socialized as a puppy, this Foxhound can adjust to family life. A securely enclosed yard or garden is necessary as this breed has a tendancy to roam. Standing at between twenty-one and twenty-nine inches in height, the American Foxhound is an athletic dog that needs lots of exercise and tasks to keep its quick, keen mind occupied.