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American English Coonhound Puppies
Description: The American English Coonhound is a big deep voiced breed that is used primarily for hunting. Their ancestry includes the Bloodhound for a good nose, as well as the New World Virginian Hound and the English Foxhound. This breed likes to bay a lot and will wake any nearby neighbors. They are friendly and active dogs, liking the scent of a trail. Over the years they have been bred to be better and better at hunting. The American English Coonhound descends from French and Irish breeds brought to America. These dogs are fearless in pursuits, loyal to their masters, and easy going. They remain very trainable and eager to please. The American English Coonhound is a medium to large sized dog that comes in colors of ticked red or blue and white, tri-colored, red and white, or black and white. They have hard stiff fur that is about medium length, requiring little maintenance. They get along well with children and other pets, but they do like to bark. Alert and active, the American English Coonhound makes an excellent American or English hunting partner.
Height: Females: 23
- 25 inches; Males: 24 - 26 inches.
Colors: American English
Coonhounds can be ticked red and white or blue and white, tri-colored with
ticking, red and white or white and black. Brindle dogs, tri-colored dogs
with no ticking or solid colored dogs with less than ten percent ticking
are not allowed.
English Coonhounds can be fearless and loyal. They are easy to train and
willing to please. They also get along with most everyone, including children
and other pets.
Watch-dog: High. This
breed is very alert and barks loudly.
Care and Training: The
American English Coonhound only needs minimal grooming. A simple brush every
week will suffice.
Health Issues: High.
Life Span: 11 - 12 years.
Country of Origin: America
First Registered by the AKC:
FSS (Foundation Stock Service - not yet eligible for the AKC)
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