American Coonhound

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Dog Group: Hound Group

Activity Needs: Energetic

Barking Level: Frequent

Coat Type: Short, Smooth

Breed Size: Medium (26-60Lbs)

Training Level: May Be Stubborn

Characteristics: Good with Other Dogs

Shedding Levels: Infrequent

American Coonhound TrainingA descendent of the English Foxhound, the American English Coonhound is a hunting breed of dog known for their speed, durability, and loud vocals in the field. The’ll bark and howl at home, too, making them a terrible choice if you have have close neighbors. They need a good amount of exercise.

Even though they’re purebred dogs, you may find them within care of shelters or rescue groups. Remember to adopt!

These dogs are loving, intelligent, easy to train, and easier than you think to groom. Then again, beginning pet parents should be warned. They also need steady, consistent training and lots of mental and physical exercise. If you are not able to maintain seemingly unlimited hikes and play sessions, you might need to consider a less energetic breed. However, if you’ll be able to provide the exercise they need, a very secure backyard for them to roam, and patient training, you will get a devoted Waggy Tongues family member.

More About This Breed
Once referred to as Virginia Hound and adapted to hunt the rough landscape and tricky raccoons with the American colonies, the American English Coonhound is known for his speed and stamina.

He started as a dual-purpose dog who pursued fox during the day and raccoon when the sun goes down. He eagerly seeks his prey, singing out while he hunts, a trait that carries over into home life. This hound barks constantly. On the plus side, he is enjoyable towards people and other dogs. If you wouldn’t be hunting him, plan to give this quick and aggressive dog a great deal of daily physical exercise in other methods to prevent him from growing aggravated and destructive. He would make a good companion for a runner.

Size
Males stand 24 to 26 inches tall at the shoulder; females, 23 to 25 inches. Their weight should be in proportion to height.

Coat Color and Grooming
The hard, medium-length coat can be several different color combinations: Red and white ticked, blue and white ticked, tricolor with ticking, red and white, or black and white.