American Staghound

American Staghound

American Staghounds are gentle, calm, affectionate, and aren't suited for guard dog purposes, seldom being territorial. Interaction with other large dog breeds is best and they are not recommended for interaction with smaller pets as they have high prey drive and hunting instincts.

Breed Characteristics

Type:Pure
Family:Sighthound
Origin:United States
Group:Hounds
Life Span:12-14 Years
Nicknames:Staghound
Hypoallergenic:No

American Staghound Build Information

The American Staghound was originally bred for the purpose of hunting coyotes and other predators, though today they make for exceptional family dogs. They are characterized by their runner's bodies, with long legs, deep chests, and strong muscles. Their fur comes in two varieties, smooth or rough, and a myriad of colors.

Size:Large
Length (Male):22-27 in.
Length (Female):22-24 in.
Weight:> 65 lbs
Litter Size:5 - 10 Puppies
Tail Dock or Crop:No

Behaviour and Personality

American Staghounds are gentle, calm, affectionate, and aren't suited for guard dog purposes, seldom being territorial. Interaction with other large dog breeds is best and they are not recommended for interaction with smaller pets as they have high prey drive and hunting instincts.

Activity Level:Very Active
Affection Level:Very Affectionate
Aggressiveness Level:Easy
Barking:Moderate
Energy Level:Very Active
Good to Other Pets:Friendly
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly

Appearance

Colors:Black, Blue, Light Brown, Red-Black Brindle, Tan Brindle, White, Yellow
Shedding:Moderate
Grooming:Low Maintenance
Coat Type:Fine

American Staghound Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

Although this purebred dog breed with a long neck and legs, its long muzzle and wavy fur might look like a Llama, it is definitely not, LOL!

Training:Easy
Hunting Companion:Yes
Jolly for Jogging:Yes
Dutiful Watchdog:Yes