American English Coonhound

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Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
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The American English Coonhound breed descends from Irish and French breeds brought to America. They were utilized to hunt fox by day and raccoon by night. The original Coonhounds were inadequate when hunting by American standards due to their inability to track quarry in trees. Therefore, the original breed was crossed with the Bloodhound to enhance their scent tracking ability. Today American English Coonhound's are used to track and hunt raccoon, oppossum, cougar, deer, boar, and bear.
The American English Coonhound is often described as a well-conditioned athlete. They move effortlessly and possess great endurance, vigor, and strength. This breed is capable of tremendous speed, is versatile, and highly competitive.
Affectionate, assured, watchful, fearless, and loyal. The American English Coonhound breed does best in packs rather than being the only dog. They get along with older, considerate children and other pets they have been raised with. The American English Coonhound has a tendency to be high-strung, exuberant, and lively.
Regular brushing with a firm bristle brush is recommended. Bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary. It is important to regularly check the ears and paw pads for debris. American English Coonhound's are prone to Hip Dysplasia.
The coat of the American English Coonhound is stiff, harsh, and short.
The American English Coonhound requires early socialization. They do not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency. The American English Coonhound breed excels in performance, conformation, and field trial events.
A highly energetic breed, the American English Coonhound is not recommended for city or apartment dwelling. They do best in a rural setting with an active owner. If they are excessively confined or become bored they will bay consistently and become destructive.
40-65 lbs
Male: 24-26; Female: 23-25 inches
Blue and white, red and white, black and white with ticking; tri-color with ticking, brindle, or solid
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2021

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How much do American English Coonhound puppies cost?

The cost to buy an American English Coonhound varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much American English Coonhound puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all American English Coonhounds sold is $862.50. This is the price you can expect to budget for an American English Coonhound with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,500 upwards to $1,500 or even more for an American English Coonhound with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all American English Coonhounds sold is $1,000.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $862.50
Average Price: $1,000.00
Top Quality: $1,500.00 to $1,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 51 American English Coonhound puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning an American English Coonhound puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining an American English Coonhounds true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular American English Coonhound Names for 2021

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 51 American English Coonhound dogs.
  • 1. Sprinter
  • 2. Red
  • 3. Purple
  • 4. Pink
  • 5. Pepper
  • 6. Orange Boy
  • 7. Mable
  • 8. Light Yellow
  • 9. Jenna
  • 10. James
  • 11. Jack
  • 12. Hunter
  • 13. Green
  • 14. Girl
  • 15. Dotz
  • 16. Dixie
  • 17. Dark Yellow
  • 18. Bronze
  • 19. Bredy
  • 20. Blue

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Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
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We are a small family operation in SE Okla. raising UKC Coonhounds. They have multiple champions in their bloodlines. We have Black and Tans, Blueticks, and English Coonhounds. We also raise Wolf Hybrids, Blue heelers and Australian Shepherds. I also have some friends who raise outstanding Registered Chihuahuas and bloodhounds.

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Anonymous asked:
I would to train a coonhound for search trailing. I have trained a bloodhound for trailing. My previous dogs were all good house dogs Can a coonhound also be a house dog ?



As long as the dog has enough exercise on a daily basis, then they can be a great house dog.


Coonhounds make wonderful house dogs. They house train more quickly than any other dog I have ever owned. The key to a happy home life with a coonhound is to make sure it's energy gets expended.

Anonymous asked:
What do I do if my American English Coonhound won't stop coughing and sneezing?

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You should if they have a certain type of medicine for that because my dog started coughing and sneezing too and we took her to the vet and they provided us with some medicine that relieved the symptoms in a weeks time.

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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.



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 ..


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!

Anonymous asked:
My Coonhound won't stop digging up the yard. Any answers on how to get him to stop digging?

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Bury his feces in the hole he digs and when he finds his surprise, it will turn him off from that spot. Do it enough times and digging isn't all that pleasant anymore. Worked with my Boxer but she would relapse every year or so.

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Updated: 7/24/2021