American English Coonhound
American English Coonhound
Size
Large
Height
Males – 24 to 27 inches, Females - 23 to 25 inches
Weight
50 to 75 pounds
Coat
Medium
Color
Red-and-white ticked, blue-and-white ticked, tricolor with ticking, red and white, and white and black
Energy
High
Activities
Field Trials, Conformation, Hunting, Tracking, Obedience

A descendant of the English Foxhound, the American English Coonhound is known for his speed and endurance. This athletic hound, which is capable of hunting raccoon and fox all night long, needs regular exercise to stay in condition. The American English Coonhound is sociable with humans and other dogs. The breed’s hard, protective coat needs little grooming.

Did you know?

The American English Coonhound is a descendant of English Foxhounds, called Virginia Hounds, which were imported from England to the U.S. colonies in the 17th century by George Washington, an avid fox hunter. When trailing, these hounds have a distinctive “bawl,” or nonstop barking, that signals their enthusiasm and proximity to the prey.

Training American English Coonhounds

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