American English Coonhound Dog Breed Information

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American English Coonhound Dog Breed InformationOctober 19, 2017

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 / Diet
The 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.

American English Coonhound Dog Breed Information

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American English Coonhound Dog Breed InformationOctober 19, 2017

Name
American English Coonhound

Other Names
English Coonhound, Redtick Coonhound

Origin
United States

Breed Group
Hound (AKC:2011)
Scenthound Breeds (UKC)

Size
Large

Type
Purebred

Height
21 - 27 inches (53 - 69 cm)

Weight
40 -65 pounds (18 - 30 kg)

Colors
Black
Black & Tan
Blue
Red & White
Tri-Colored
Brown
Red

Life span
10-12 years

Temperament
Active
Energetic
High-strung
Loyal

Litter Size
4-6 puppies

Puppy Price
Average $1000 - $1200 USD

American English Coonhound Dog

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American English Coonhound Dog October 19, 2017