American English Coonhound

Also known as: English Coonhound

Breed origin: USA
Original purpose: Hunt fox by day and coon by night.

AKC recognized: No
AKC group: Foundation Stock Service

Size: Height: males 24 to 26 inches; females 23 to 25 inches
Color: Red and white ticked, blue and white ticked, tri-colored with ticking, red and white, white and black.

General characteristics/temperament: American English Coonhounds are pleasant, alert, confident and very sociable with humans and dogs. They are avid hunters renowned for both speed and endurance. Young dogs are usually extremely active and playful and require plenty of exercise and attention. They are incessant nesters and are impossible to keep off beds and couches. For families that don't mind having dogs on their furniture, they make excellent pets and adequate watch dogs. American English Coonhounds are strong willed, however, and require more patience in training than other breeds.

Good with children? Yes

Good with other dogs? Yes

Good watchdog? Yes

OK in apartments? No

Easy to train? No

Energy/Activity Level: Extremely High

Good jogging partner? Yes

Suitable canine sports/activities: hunting

Exercise requirement: American English Coonhounds have very high energy levels, especially young dogs, and must be allowed to run and play outdoors every day.

Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
Wikipedia breed information page

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