Our beloved Rufus is a rescued American Foxhound. He's been with us one year tomorrow. Once known as George Washington's dog, this breed has sadly been neglected by the American family and is primarily viewed as a hunting dog. Our rescue group is dispelling this myth, one dog at a time. AM foxhounds are very sweet family dogs. Rufus is five years old, and came from Wisconsin. Out here in California, he's a rock star. People cross the street to meet him. Many say he's the biggest beagle they've ever seen. Our 3 and 4 year old girls have known how to educate people on the breed since their first words and consider themselves breed advocates!! We do hope that bringing more awareness to the breed will keep them out of shelters.