Dog Breed

Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound

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Full Name
Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound
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Life Span
10 - 12 years
Weight
65 – 75 pounds
Description

The Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound is one of the four foxhound breeds originating in the US. In the 18th century it was crossbred with the Bloodhound, and gave rise to the Black and Tan Coonhound. It was originally bred for fox hunting.

Origin
Bred For
Hunting
Attachments
      Family Considerations
      Child Friendly

      Is the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound good with children?

      Yes! The Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound is naturally friendly with children. As always, socialization is always important, but the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound is an excellent dog for anyone with small children.
      Stranger Friendly

      Is the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound friendly with strangers?

      Yes, the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound is very friendly with strangers. We still recommend early socialization while the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound is a puppy to introduce them to various new people, but in general they are friendly with everyone.
      Dog Friendly

      Is the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound friendly with other dogs?

      Yes, the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound is very friendly with other dogs. We still recommend early socialization while the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound is a puppy to introduce them to various new dogs, but in general they are friendly with dogs as soon as they meet them.
      Likes to Cuddle

      Does the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound like to cuddle?

      The Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound likes to cuddle up every once in a while. They appreciate physical affection, but probably won't stay in your lap for extended amounts of time.
      Playfulness

      Does the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound like to play?

      The Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound will almost always be ready for play! The Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound is great for a family with children, or otherwise, an environment that is always ready for play.
      Service Dog Ability

      Does the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound make a good service dog?

      The Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound is not typically used as a service dog. There are always exceptions to the rule, but a service dog has to have many natural traits in addition to the proper training- smart, patient, and obsessed with pleasing their owner.
      Overall Ease of Breed
      Ease for Novice

      Is the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound good for first-time owners?

      The Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound would not be the best fit for first-time owners. A breed is only good for first-time owners if it is raised for home companionship, and is open to training and is motivated to please its owner.
      Training Potential

      How well can the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound be trained?

      The Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound does not have high levels of training potential. There are exceptions, but the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound is not typically seen in competitions or as a service dog or police dog.
      Amount of Shedding

      Does the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound shed a lot?

      The Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound does shed, but less than average.
      Ease of Grooming

      Is the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound easy to groom?

      The Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound requires some grooming, but less than the average dog breed. Typically you will not need to take the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound to the pet salon, and occasional combing at home should be enough.
      Exercise Need

      Does the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound need a lot of exercise?

      The Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound requires an average amount of exercise. You should be ready to dedicate a couple of short walks or a larger dog park session each day for your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound to be happy and fulfilled.
      Personality
      Intelligence

      How smart is the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound?

      The Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound has average intelligence. They are smart and witty, but do not need to be constantly challenged mentally, as some other breeds.
      Amount of Barking

      How much does the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound bark? Does the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound bark too much?

      The Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound barks all the time. They are big talkers, and want to show it! In general, barking and being expressive can be beneficial, such as for guarding property or livestock. But it is important to consider whether heavy barking suites your lifestyle.
      Guard Dog Ability

      Is the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound a good guard dog?

      The Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound is not a dog breed necessarily known as a guard dog, but they are alert. The Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound is protective of its family, and has above average tendencies when it comes to guarding property.
      Tolerates Being Alone

      Is the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound good at staying alone? Is the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound independent?

      The Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound does not enjoy being left alone for extended periods. They can do well for a couple of hours alone, but may have anxiety for time beyond that.
      Home and Environment Considerations
      Good for Apartment Living

      Is the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound a good apartment dog?

      The Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound is not the best dog apartment living, but it can work if the owner is dedicated to exercising and training their Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound
      Size

      How big is the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound?

      The Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound is a medium sized dog breed. They can range in size depending on genetics, and males are larger on average than females.
      Tolerates Heat

      How much does the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound tolerate hot weather? When is it too hot for a Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound?

      The Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound can tolerate some heat, but should not be over-exposed to hot weather. In general, they can live in hot weather climates, but would do best with air conditioning or at least a fan in their home, especially where they sleep.
      Tolerates Cold

      How much does the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound tolerate cold weather? When is it too cold for a Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound?

      The Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound can tolerate some cold, but should not be over-exposed to cold weather. In general, they can live in cold weather climates, but may need clothing on particularly cold evenings or in snow.
      Potential to Run Away

      Does the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound try to run away?

      The Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound has huge wanderlust, meaning that it's natural for them to want to run away. They are known as escape artists. It's important to test your yard and have a tall fence that cannot be jumped or climbed over. Sometimes the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound is not well suited for being off-leash, even if they are well trained.
      Physical Characteristics
      General Health

      Is the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound a healthy dog? The health of a Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound should be measured not just by how many years they live, but also by how many health issues they've had. It is important to know which health conditions your breed is prone to- hip problems, eye problems, bloating, and arthritis are all common dog health problems.

      The Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound is healthy, but has an average number of health risks that should be taken into consideration.
      Energy Level

      How energetic is the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound?

      The Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound has a good amount of energy and it's important to give the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound daily walks and ideally run time as well. A well-exercised dog is easier to train, and will be happier and have less likelihood for destructive habits.
      Amount of Drooling

      How much does the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound drool?

      The Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound drools a decent amount, especially if that irresistible food is nearby.
      Prey Drive

      Does the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound have a large prey drive? Does the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound like to chase birds, cats, and other small animals?

      The Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound has a high prey drive and has a natural tendency to chase after any small animal. Every case is unique, but the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound may not be the best dog for living with other cats or small animals.
      Athleticism

      Is the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound atheltic?

      The Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound is athletic and has average levels of endurance. They need a lot of exercise, and can be an exercise partner as long as it's nothing too extreme.
    1. Hound
    2. Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound
    The Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound is a purebred dog that falls within the larger Hound dog breed group.
    Hound group: The hound has traditionally been used alongside hunters to track or chase prey. Unlike retrievers who are bred primarily to retrieve and bring back the prey, hounds were typically bred to have excellent vision, scent, or speed to pursue the prey. Because of the Hound's excellent vision, scent, and focus, they are a common police and secret services dog. Hounds are typically categorized into either "scent hounds" or "sight hounds". Both exercise and mental stimulation is important for hounds because of their history. They want to feel they have a "job" and want to go to bed feeling they have done their day's duty.

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