American English Coonhound

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.

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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.

Does your American English Coonhound bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
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.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
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. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new American English Coonhound puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
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. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
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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American English Coonhound Questions

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.

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

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.

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!

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

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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