American Foxhound Complete ProfileWritten by Dooziedog.com
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History: The Foxhound evolved from English hounds that were brought to America in 1650. The cross-breeding of English and French Hounds helped produce today's lean and fast American Foxhound. These dogs have an excellent nose and worked as efficient and untiring hunters of wild animals. The American Foxhound is still primarily a hunting and field trial dog (in packs and alone), though they have had some success as a companion dog. Its talents are hunting, tracking, watchdogging and agility.
General Appearance: Alert, agile and lean. Colour: All colours are accepted. Coat: Close, hard and of medium length. Tail: Set moderately high and is carried gaily with a slight curve (should not be forward over back). Ears: Set low, hanging close to cheek and fairly broad at base with rounded tips. Body: The back is moderately long and muscular and broad loins are slightly arched. The chest is deep and narrow and well sprung ribs extend well back. The shoulders are muscular and sloping.
The American Foxhound is taller and lighter boned than English Foxhound. The American Foxhound was not bred to be a family companion, but if they are well socialized during puppyhood they can adapt to family life.
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Boston Terrier Complete ProfileWritten by Dooziedog.com
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General Appearance: Intelligent expression, confident graceful gait and well built. Colour: Preferably brindle with white on designated parts of body. Black and white is allowable. Coat: Short, shiny, fine and smooth in texture. Tail: Set low, short, tapering and is either straight or screw-shape. Ears: Small, erect and fine. Can sometimes be cropped. Body: Sloping shoulders, broad chest, prominent ribs, short back and muscular, short loin.
There are associated problems with Boston Terriers including inherited eye conditions and their eyes are more prone to injuries. However these difficulties are now less of a problem than in past. Boston Terriers also tend to snore loudly and have regular flatulence. Sometimes natural births of this breed are impossible, due to large head size of puppies. Therefore caesarian sections are quite common for delivery Boston Terriers.
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