American Foxhounds were originally bred in the United States in the 1700s from English Foxhounds.
The breed was developed specifically for hunting foxes, which were introduced to the United States by European settlers.
George Washington was a famous breeder of American Foxhounds and used them extensively for hunting on his estate.
During the 1800s, American Foxhounds were further refined and bred for speed and endurance.
Today, American Foxhounds are still used for hunting, but are also popular as pets and show dogs.
The American Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1886 and it is now one of the most popular breeds of hunting dogs in the United States.