American Foxeagle

28-40 lbs
14-19"
United States
American Foxhound
Beagle
Walkeagle

The American Foxeagle is new to the hybrid dog arena and still being refined, but with both parent breeds being similar in nature and talents, it is realistic to assume the new breed carries similar traits. Both parent breeds (American Foxhound and Beagle) have excellent noses for either hunting or detection work which will have been carried on in the American Foxeagle. The body shape looks mostly like the American Foxhound, but the color and face look more like the Beagle. Some have said it looks like a Beagle with long legs! The coat is short and smooth haired being easy to groom. The nature of the American Foxeagle is affectionate, gentle, and intensely loyal and he makes a great family companion dog. Although always willing to please, he may take off after a great scent if not leashed and not heed the master’s call, so be sure to use caution when walking in busy areas.

Purpose
Hunting, Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
American Foxhound, Beagle

American Foxeagle Health

Average Size
Male American Foxeagle size stats
Height: 20-23 inches Weight: 35-50 lbs
Female American Foxeagle size stats
Height: 14-19 inches Weight: 28-40 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Heart Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Eye Problems
  • Weight Gain
  • Spinal Disorder
Occasional Tests
  • Eye
  • Heart
  • Skeletal
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination

American Foxeagle Breed History

The American Foxeagle is a designer breed that is very rare, and little is known about the specific history and traits of this dog. Both parent breeds (the Beagle and the American Foxhound) came from England and were used as hunting dogs because of their excellent noses that could track prey tirelessly. It was around the 1750s that both parent breeds were introduced into America, and soon after became very popular breeds of dogs. The documentation states that the American Foxhound was used to track Indians and later became an excellent hunter of game animals. There is little information about the parentage of each breed used to create this new hybrid, but as they come from working dogs that love to track, it is easy to say the American Foxeagle will continue along these lines. Both parent breeds are energetic dogs and love to serve their owners. They learn quickly and take well to training, with plenty of praise and rewards they are motivated to please their owners. Both dogs are great in family settings and get on well with young children. The American Foxeagle typically takes the best of the traits from the parent lineage to produce a keen, affectionate, active dog that is perhaps less inclined to chase off after a scent and more inclined to listen and obey their humans. With their nature, they will want to be with their family and involved in outings and fun around the home. This hybrid is attractive to look at, taller in stature than the Beagle, but more refined in appearance. 

American Foxeagle Breed Appearance

The American Foxeagle is a new hybrid breed still undergoing refinement, but it is safe to say that that the new breed will exhibit the main characteristics from its parent breeds. The refined Hound look of the Beagle will soften the American Foxhound’s characteristics while the taller stature of the Foxhound will add longer legs to produce a dog that is slightly taller than the average Beagle. Large brown eyes set well apart are common features of both parent breeds, with a broad black nose with full nostrils still maintaining a superior sense of smell for detection work. The body of the American Foxeagle will be strong and muscular although sleek. With rounded feet and a tail held at a moderate height, this new breed is an attractive combination of both parent breeds in a medium sized dog package.

American Foxeagle Breed Maintenance

The American Foxeagle has a coat that is easy to groom and maintain. Simply brush the short coat with a brush that has firm bristles, and bathe when necessary. When you are grooming the dog, it is an ideal opportunity to check the body for any cuts, bumps, or parasites such as fleas or ticks. It is also a good time to check the ears to ensure there is no buildup of debris within the ear. Wipe the ear out gently with a soft damp cloth, and never poke deep into the inner ear in case of damage. Other maintenance issues are the feet and eyes. Check that the eyes are clear, and trim the toenails if the dog is starting to ‘click’ its way around the house. While your dog is a puppy, get them used to their feet being handled (most dogs don’t like their feet being touched) and their teeth cleaned, which will make grooming easier for later years with veterinarian health checks. Plenty of daily exercise completes the maintenance program, and a diet that is adequate but not too much, and this new breed will repay you with love, affection and everlasting loyalty.

American Foxeagle Temperament

It is safe to say that the American Foxeagle will be an active and inquisitive dog that loves to be involved in all family activities. The instinct to hunt is still fresh in this dog’s history, so it should not be trusted with non-canine pets unless socialised with them at a very young age. The parent dog, the American Foxhound, is more of a pack kennel hound and doesn’t make the greatest indoor pet due to this history, but the new hybrid will be mellowed by the addition of the Beagle inclusion, be more people inclined, and better suited as a house dog. With both parent breeds instinctively prone to react to an enticing scent, the new hybrid may need a few more generations of careful breeding to notice any difference in following a scent. The American Foxeagle will be a reliable, affectionate, loving dog, excellent with children, and protective in tricky situations. This dog needs plenty of daily exercise to keep him fit and healthy and to avoid any behavioral issues (boredom or separation anxiety). 

American Foxeagle Activity Requirements

Both parent dogs of the American Foxeagle have a high energy level; the new hybrid will continue in this manner. This hybrid loves to play ball, solve problems (seeking games are fun) and run. Keep your dog on the leash when out walking, just in case he finds an intriguing scent; otherwise, he may take off and disappear leaving you behind and ignoring all your frantic commands. If you like bike riding, this is an excellent time to introduce your dog to the sport, you can cycle while your dog runs along at your side and that way you both get fit. The American Foxeagle has an amazing sense of smell, and loves to explore, but they also enjoy to being with the family so be certain to ensure that the dog is part of family life. They respond well to firm but fair training and thrive on reassurance and praise.

American Foxeagle Owner Experiences

Sadie
4 Years
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking and tug of war with soft toys
Rescue dog She had been caged for the majority of her life prior to our getting her.
2 years, 8 months ago
Dilly
4 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Rescue dog. Description very accurate regarding taking off when off leash. Ignores calls when intrigued by other pets and people. Understands right and wrong in home, but will sometimes have an accident when unnerved by others. Overall, my experience has been good as my dog rarely barks, eats twice a day, loves other people and animals, doesn’t fight and is rarely aggressive.
2 years, 7 months ago
Sara Mae
15 Months
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
throwing and chasing toys; walking on leash
We've just had Sara Mae a year; she is loving but can be hard headed;
2 years, 4 months ago
Shimy
22 Months
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
She is a rescue, the description its very accurate.
1 year, 6 months ago
Little Ann
6 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Running in yard with kids
Fetch
Tug-of-war
Hide & Seek
Frisbee
Little Ann has never been on a leash she listens to my commands even when other animals are around. I had her since she has been a puppy great with family and she was very easily house broke. Very easy to train off the leash as well I highly recommend these for a house dog
1 year, 4 months ago
Rocco
6 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
chasing squirrels
Rope tugging
chasing red laser light
Running
Fetch
Rocco is all the things described here. Great energy that has not faltered over the years! Friendly! Anymore could walk up to him and he'll jump right into their arms. It may be due living in an apartment, but he gets separation anxiety bad. Barks uncontrollably when I leave or if I have company and he's locked up. But that's the only time he barks. Great dog overall#
1 year, 3 months ago
Maya
3 Years
7 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Tricks
Sleeping
We rescued Maya and Foxeagle is the closest I can approximate. She is protective, loves to patrol the neighborhood, excitable, but sweet.
1 year, 1 month ago
Piper
2 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Chase
Playdate
Walk
Tug-of-war
Fetch
Piper has such a lively and charismatic character. Nothing seems to tire her out, especially after her play dates or hour long walks. She is extremely friendly, to all ages and even likes to cuddle and play with anything that she can. We’ve trained her to let us know when she needs to go out to use the bathroom. We have also marked her time in three hour intervals, making sure she has plenty of opportunities to play and walk whenever she wants. I would certainly call her a stubborn, yet playful and protective pup. I highly recommend this breed if you’re looking for a sweet, loving, and energetic dog. Definitely suitable for any sized family with plenty of space in your home for them to roam.
1 year ago
Suzy
3 Years
1 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Hiking
traveling
I got Suzy from the animal shelter two years ago. Her family moved and left her behind. Suzy is very loyal and loving. She loves to cuddle. If I'm upset, she comes right over to comfort me. She's my little shadow, following me from room to room. She has passed her obedience classes and can do several tricks, but only when she wants to. She also is very determined once she gets her nose on a scent, there's no stopping her. She's an escape artist who can be gone in a flash if she gets the chance. She's great with kids and in the two years she's been with me, I've never heard her growl. She also isn't much of a barker and really only barks if the squirrel is in the yard.
1 year ago
Jeep
1 Year
1 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking
Playing
games
Cuddling
The most energetic dog I’ve ever met. He is such a kind-hearted dog without an aggressive bone in his body. I don’t have a backyard, so I am constantly walking him. He needs at least 5 miles of walking a day to be calm at home, otherwise he is running in circles and playing with everything in sight. I’d recommend having a backyard if you own an American Foxeagle. He gets along great with my dachshund, they cuddle whenever he settles down.
11 months ago
Bonnie
7 Months
5 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
Tracking
Road trip
Chilling
Play
Walks
naps
Bonnie is an amazing dog. Very nervous, but amazing. It’s definitely true that her breed must be kept on a leash though. They’re sniffers and will sniff everything they see. Besides that, she’s very calm and a little clumsy (due to her largeness). Only get this dog if you’re adaptable and good with a challenge :)
6 months ago
Bella
8 Months
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Well, to be honest, we're not sure if shes a Foxeagle or a Harrier. She was the sole survivor of a litter that a breeder gave us. I don't know how he wound up with her, but we had a previous beagle of his die suddenly, so he called me and said we could have her. When I visited there the first time, she was very shy and sitting under a truck away from the litter. Shes 15 inches at her withers, too short for a fox hound and too tall for a beagle. She certainly looked like a beagle when she was a puppy, but has changed obviously. she looks very elegant when she runs and she runs very fast.
5 months, 1 week ago
Blake
2 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Runs
dog park
Got Blake from Houston Beagle and Hound Rescue. He is extremely energetic and will be destructive if he doesn't get to run for atleast an hour a day. He is really sweet and vocal. Has a different bark for all of his moods. If you don't do what he wants he can throw a tantrum of whines and barks. We have only had him for a few weeks now and are trying to teach him manners but his cuteness and sweetness gets him out of most problems.
4 months, 1 week ago
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