Breed

American Leopard Hound


AKC Grouping
Foundation Stock Service
Temperament
  • sociable
  • energetic
  • intelligent

Demeanor
alert and responsive

Choosing the Best Dog Food for a Senior American Leopard Hound

The American Leopard Hound is often a sociable, energetic and intelligent breed. Their demeanor is often times described as alert and responsive. But as the dog ages and reaches its senior years, their temperament can become less predictable. While an american Leopard Hound typically is energetic, as they get older their energy levels tend to gradually fade which can lead to obesity. A dutiful owner of an american Leopard Hound should take time to find the right dog food for a senior American Leopard Hound to help keep energy levels up and their weight controlled.


Breed

American Leopard Hound


AKC Grouping
Foundation Stock Service
Temperment
  • sociable
  • energetic
  • intelligent
Demeanor
alert and responsive

The American Leopard Hound is an American breed and one of the oldest hound breeds developed in America. The exact origins are unknown but the two most likely possibilities say that the breed either evolved from Spanish hounds brought to America by settlers or that they were developed by breeding a mixture of several different hounds from the Irish, English, Spanish, French, and Scottish. It was during the early 18th century that the breed had become established in North Carolina and from there its popularity spread to the western states of Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Kentucky. The Leopard Hound's main role has historically been that of hunting companion. The dogs are very energetic with a high level of endurance making them excellent hunting partners. One of the breed's traits that makes them a very desirable hunting dog is their eagerness to please their owners. This makes them a very trainable dog who is a quick learner with great skill. The American Leopard Hound is an excellent tracker with superb focus and has the capability to track its prey for miles without being distracted. Because of the breed's physical traits such as short wiry hair, extra tough pads on the feet, and lean trim body, they can endure a wide range of temperatures whether extreme hot or cold. We can assume that the early hunters in American history were not too concerned with feeding their dogs any kind of special food and it would be probable that the dogs mostly survived off of scraps from their hunt or leftovers from their owners dinner.


Energy
energetic
Grooming
a weekly good brushing
Training
wanting to learn
Shedding
seasonally

The dog's diet was probably one that would have been high in protein as they most likely dined on scraps from hunting wildlife or the leftovers from their hunting partners dinner. The American Leopard Hound may not have lived as long in years past, but it's important to note that your American Leopard Hound can live as long as 15 years or more today. How? The key to helping a senior American Leopard Hound live a full and long life all lies in selecting the best dog food for a senior American Leopard Hound and making sure it gets proper exercise. The average weight of an American Leopard Hound is 45-70 pounds. If your senior American Leopard Hound is falling outside of that range, you should first consider a better dog food for a senior American Leopard Hound (like the dog food Spot & Tango offers). Then, make sure your dog is getting appropriate exercise.


As your American Leopard Hound ages and lifestyle changes so should the food that they eat. Starting off their life, the American Leopard Hound needs special nutrients to grow, as it gets older these needs may change depending upon how active or inactive its lifestyle is. Your American Leopard Hound will need special nutrients to grow, however, as it gets older the nutrients will likely change as your dog goes from active to less active. Mature American Leopard Hound dogs need more oil such as fish oil in their diet to lubricate their bones versus protein as they slow down. American Leopard Hounds are prone to getting cold so care must be taken in colder climates. You might want to wrap your American Leopard Hound in a blanket or dress it in a sweater in order to keep it warm. Like most other dogs as they age they can develop hip problems as well as knee and joint issues. Their diet should take into consideration their senior age along with their activity levels. Well-balanced nutrient-based dog food can help relieve your aging dog's health issues such as arthritis.


We invite you to take the online quiz and let Spot & Tango design a meal plan for your older American Leopard Hound. Each meal is made with human grade food, full of vitamins and minerals from natural sources. They have ingredients such as fresh, fruits and vegetables and USDA quality meats. Instead of store-bought bagged or canned dog food, you can feed your pet with real food. Spot & Tango meals have ingredients like peas, carrots, millet, USDA certified turkey, beef or lamb. They have quality protein, healthy fats and plenty of fiber. Meals are delivered right to your door. Just thaw and serve. Your American Leopard Hound is guaranteed to love it!