American English Coonhound
21 - 27 inches (53 - 69 cm)
40-65 pounds (18-30kg)
Black & Tan
Red & White
Renowned for his speed and endurance, the American English Coonhound has the strength, grace and attitude of a well-conditioned athlete. Capable of hunting fox and raccoon all night long, he has an effortless trot that shows off this endurance. The breed's hard, protective coat is of medium length and can be red and white ticked, blue and white ticked, tri-colored with ticking, red and white, and white and black.
He is an ideal partner to go running or cycling with. They need mental and physical stimulation to keep them occupied, fit and healthy. He will enjoy both a jog in the park as well as a nap on the couch. Keep in mind, these dogs are prey-driven and should always be walked on a leash. This hound needs a firm, but kind, hand for successful training. The American English Coonhound takes more time to train, repetition and patience are the name of the game. This breed can be easily distracted more so than the other Coonhound breeds. They need consistent and gentle guidance during training. Start training this breed early and your training work is lifelong.
The American English Coonhound, also known as the English Coonhound and the Redtick Coonhound, has its origins from England where it evolved from the descendants of the English Foxhound that was brought over from Europe. It is said that all hound breeds, with the exception of the Plott Hound, are descendant from the English Foxhound. The American English Coonhound was developed from the "Virginia Hounds" when men such as the first president of the United States, George Washington, set out to create a hound that was better suited to the rougher terrain. The breed was used for all variations of hunting, including treeing, and were regularly utilized to hunt raccoon and American Red Fox. The Treeing Walker Coonhound and the Bluetick Coonhound were lumped into the breed originally, but received separate recognition in the 1940's. The American English Coonhound became recognized by the UKC in 1905, but was not fully recognized by the AKC until 2011.
|Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.|
|Low Maintenance: Grooming is only necessary once in a while to maintain upkeep. Occasional trimming or stripping needed.|
|Moderate Shedding: Expect this dog to shed regularly. Be prepared to vacuum often. Brushing will reduce shedding as well as make the coat softer and cleaner.|
|Moderately Easy Training: Training won',t require too much attention and effort, though it won',t be easier than other breeds. Expect results to come gradually.|