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The English Coonhound, also referred to as the American English Coonhound (by the American Kennel Club only) or the Redtick Coonhound, is a breed of coonhound that originated and is typically bred in the Southern United States. It is descended from hunting hounds brought to America by settlers during the 17th and 18th centuries, resulting in the dogs known as the "Virginia Hounds". The breeds first recognition came from the United Kennel Club in 1905 as the English Fox and Coonhound. A descendent of the English Foxhound, this hunting dog breed is known for his speed, endurance, and loud voice in the field.The breeds 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.The American English Coonhound can trace its ancestry back to European scent hounds. Dozens of different scent-hound breeds were developed across Europe, many specific to their region of origin. Hunting was very important across Europe, particularly in France and England, two countries where scent-hound breeding became all-important.In 1905 the English Coonhound was first registered by UKC under the name of English Fox & Coonhound.Food / DietThe food you give to your American English Coonhound will be much the same as other dog breeds. But because this is an active breed, be sure to feed your dog enough to keep up its energy level.
Name American English CoonhoundOther Names English Coonhound, Redtick CoonhoundOrigin United StatesBreed Group Hound (AKC:2011)Scenthound Breeds (UKC)Size LargeType PurebredHeight 21 - 27 inches (53 - 69 cm)Weight 40 -65 pounds (18 - 30 kg)ColorsBlackBlack & TanBlueRed & WhiteTri-ColoredBrownRedLife span 10-12 yearsTemperament ActiveEnergeticHigh-strungLoyalLitter Size 4-6 puppiesPuppy Price Average $1000 - $1200 USD