The American foxhound, also known as simply the foxhound, is a breed of dog that is a cousin to the hound. These animals can survive in the desert, thanks to their long, webbed toes, which are similar to those that you will find on a duck.
The webbing on these toes helps to distribute the weight of the dog over a larger area, which reduces the amount of pressure on the pads of the feet. It also makes it easier for the dog to run through sand and hot, rocky soil, without injuring its feet.
The foxhound’s coat also helps to protect its feet from the hot desert sand. This coat is extremely coarse, and it has a high oil content, which helps it retain water.