The American Boxer Foxhound is a mixed breed, so they don’t have history as their own breed. Both parent breeds, however, are well known and loved. The American Foxhound was developed from English hunting dogs brought to the Americas in the 1700s. Today, there are four types of working American Foxhounds. Field trial hounds are known for their incredible speed and competitive abilities. Slow-trailing hounds are known for their melody-like baying and are primarily used for hunting foxes on foot. Drag hounds, also known as trail hounds, are raced or hunted using an artificial lure instead of real prey. Pack hounds are used by hunters on horseback in large packs. Of course, this breed can still be kept solely as a companion animal.
When World War I began, Boxers (up until then, primarily used for guarding, and generally not well known) became a military breed, serving as messenger dogs, carrying packs and acting as attack and guard dogs. Boxers started becoming popular in the U.S. in the 1940s when soldiers coming home from World War II brought their Boxers from overseas with them. Through them, the breed was introduced to more people and soon became the favorite companion animal, show dog, and guard dog that they are today.