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Registration: All American Staghounds are registrable with the United Canine Association and eligible to participate in all UCA sanctioned dog shows and events.
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The United Canine Association recognized and began recording registration for the American Staghound in 2002.
General George Custer - Hunting with early Staghounds.
Country of Origin: United States
Original Purpose: Sight hound and hunting dog. The American Staghounds was developed and used primarily to hunt predators, specifically the wolf and coyote.
Today's Uses: Today the American Staghound is still widely used as a coyote hunting dog, however the American Staghound is also an exceptional family companion.
Weight: American Staghounds average 70 - 90 pounds.
Height: The American Staghound is generally 26 - 30 inches tall when measured at the withers.
Female American Staghounds tend to be smaller in size than males.
Coat: The American Staghound has two coat varieties, smooth and rough.
Color: American Staghounds come in a wide variety of colors. All colors are permitted in the American Staghound.
Temperament: American Staghounds are generally gentle, calm and affectionate with their family.
Due to the American Staghound's hunting heritage, the breed usually does poorly as guard dogs as the American Staghound is seldom territorial.
With Children: American Staghounds are typically excellent with children. As with all dogs, American Staghound puppies should be properly socialized.
Other Pet Compatibility: American Staghounds interact well with larger dogs but due to the breed's high prey drive and hunting instinct the American Staghound is not generally recommended with smaller pets.
Trainability: The American Staghound responds well to gentle, consistent and patient training.
Activity Level: Indoors the American Staghound is calm and easy going, outdoors the breed loves to run and has a higher energy level.
Life Expectancy: The average Life expectancy for the American Staghound is 10 - 12 years of age.
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