Species group: Mixed Breeds
RightPet does not advocate the intentional cross-breeding of purebred dogs. But the reality is that most dogs available for adoption at shelters and rescues are mixed breeds. We think it might be helpful to hear from owners of these mixes to see what traits can be found in these dogs who are desperately needing homes.
The pairing between an American Foxhound and a Treeing Walker Coonhound isn't all that common, but you may occasionally encounter this mix in a rescue. The casual observer might confuse the two breeds, but as a general rule, it would be best to keep them separated to keep from losing the special characters of each of these two fine hunting hounds.
Appearance / health:
The American Foxhound / Treeing Walker Coonhound Mix will be a tall, attractive scenthound.
Behavior / temperament:
While it's impossible to predict the exact personality of a mixed-breed dog, this mix of two fine hunting dogs may give you the best of both breeds-- or it may give you a random blend of traits. If you truly need a special purpose hunting hound, you may want to choose carefully among the purebreeds. However, if you are a casual hunter or if you're just looking for an athletic, outdoorsy hound that's loyal to family, this mix may work well. Leash-training will be a must.