American English Coonhound

A descendent of the English Foxhound, the American English Coonhoound is a hunting dog breed known for their speed, endurance, and loud voice in the field. The’ll bark and bay at home, too, making them a poor choice if you’ve got nearby neighbors. They need lots of exercise.

Even though these are purebred dogs, you may find them in the care of shelters or rescue groups. Remember to adopt! Don’t shop if you want to bring a dog home.

These dogs are loving, intelligent, easy to train, and fairly easy to groom. However, novice pet parents should beware. They also need firm, consistent training and lots of mental and physical activity. If you can’t keep up with seemingly endless walks and play sessions, you may want to consider a less energetic breed. But if you can provide the exercise they need, a very secure yard for them to roam, and patient training, you’ll have an adoring furry family member.

See below for complete list of American English Coonhound characteristics!

American English Coonhound Dog Breed Pictures

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability

Adapts Well To Apartment Living
1
Good For Novice Owners
2
Sensitivity Level
5
Tolerates Being Alone
2
Tolerates Cold Weather
4
Tolerates Hot Weather
4

All Around Friendliness

Affectionate With Family
5
Kid-Friendly
5
Dog Friendly
4
Friendly Toward Strangers
5

Health And Grooming Needs

Amount Of Shedding
3
Drooling Potential
1
Easy To Groom
5
General Health
4
Potential For Weight Gain
3
Size
3

Trainability

Easy To Train
5
Intelligence
4
Potential For Mouthiness
3
Prey Drive
5
Tendency To Bark Or Howl
5
Wanderlust Potential
5

Physical Needs

Energy Level
5
Intensity
5
Exercise Needs
5
Potential For Playfulness
5

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group:
Hound Dogs
Height:
23 to 26 inches tall at the shoulder
Life Span:
10 to 12 years

More About This Breed

  • Once known as the Virginia Hound and adapted to hunt the rough terrain and tricky raccoons of the American colonies, the American English Coonhound is famous for his speed and endurance.

    He began as a dual-purpose dog who hunted fox by day and raccoon by night. He eagerly seeks his quarry, singing out as he hunts, a trait that carries over into home life. This hound will bark. On the plus side, he's pleasant toward people and other dogs. If you won't be hunting him, plan to give this swift and competitive dog plenty of daily exercise in other ways to prevent him from becoming frustrated and destructive. He'd make a good companion for a runner.

  • Size

    Males stand 24 to 26 inches at the shoulder; females, 23 to 25 inches. Their weight should be in proportion to height.

  • Coat Color And Grooming

    The hard, medium-length coat can be several different color combinations: Red and white ticked, blue and white ticked, tricolor with ticking, red and white, or black and white.

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