American English Coonhound Question

Hello, We live in Italy in a rural area and my son recently found a young dog who had either...


Hello, We live in Italy in a rural area and my son recently found a young dog who had either been abandoned or lost. He brought it home and we have cared for it and it gets on well with our other dog who is a cross Alsatian/Hound type dog. We would like to know the breed of our new friend. He is medium in height although still a bit underweight. He is black and white, mainly white and with black spots . He sort of has the face and stance of the photograph you have of a Coonhound but not quite. His eyes are small and slanted. He is very obedient and friendly. I know this is not much to go on but do you have any idea. We intend to keep him especially as the Italian folk are not renown for their kindness to animals.

    In American English Coonhound - Asked by Anonymous - 3/7/2011 9:42:44 AM
Sounds just like our stray dog , after looking at all breeds, may I suggest looking at the english pointer breed.. looks and sounds more like that breed to me ..
    Answered by Anonymous - 5/3/2011 10:37:23 AM


Since he is a stray, there is a very good chance that he is a mix or crossbreed. With the given information, he could very well be a Coonhound cross. Some things to look for when trying to find his breed is the head shape, body type (muscular in the front, or skinnier), stance and posture, as well as leg length and size, and paw shape. Hope you find out what breed he is, and if you really want to know, you can use a DNA testing kit and identify his almost exact genes!
    Answered by gazebo - 6/26/2011 10:15:21 PM