English Coonhound - American
- SIZE: 5
- GROOMING:: 1
- EXERCISE NEEDS: 9
- GOOD WITH DOGS: 9
- WATCHDOG: 7
- BREED: English Coonhound - American
- COLOR(S):Red and white, blue and white, black and white, solids, or tri-colors.
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.
American 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.
The American English Coonhound only needs minimal grooming. A simple brush every week will suffice.
Without proper human to canine leadership and communication some can be a bit dog-aggressive and or develpe behavior issues. They need owners who are firm, confident and consistent with an air of authority.
English Coonhounds need extensive daily running to be happy. They need to be taken on a daily, long, brisk walk or jog where the dog is made to heel beside or behind the human holding the lead, as in a dog\'s mind, the leader leads the way. They can become high strung and or destructive if they are lacking in exercise and or structure . They may take off after any interesting scent, so do not take the English Coonhound off its leash unless you are in a safe area.
Socialize this breed well preferably while still young to prevent them from being reserved with strangers. Do not let this breed off the leash in an unsafe area, as they may take off after an interesting scent. They have a strong instinct to tree animals. Without enough mental and physical exercise they will become high-strung.