English Coonhound

A true Southern U.S. dog, the American English Coonhound loves to hunt!


Country of Origin: United States

Dog Group: Hound Group

Origin of Name: The American English Coonhound was first brought to the United States by European settlers during the 17th and 18th centuries. First called “Virginia Hounds (and imported to the U.S. by Robert Brooke, Thomas Walker and George Washington), the American Coonhound was bred to adapt to a more rigorous terrain.


A bit low

Monthly keeping cost







Tendency to Bark:

Very Less

Lifespan:11-12 years

Availability: Rare

About American English Coonhound:
The American English Coonhound is a large purebred known for being affectionate, cheerful, energetic, intelligent, loyal, and social. The most common colors for American English Coonhounds are black, blue, brown, red, and white. To keep it healthy, it will need to get exercise regularly. Known to be multi-talented, the American English Coonhound participates in a wide variety of activities such as hunting, jogging, obedience, and tracking.

Like all six of the Coonhound breeds, the American English Coonhound is a descendant of the English Foxhound, which was brought to the colonies from England in the seventeenth century. Once in America, these dogs became known as Virginia Hounds. Early colonists bred the dog to adapt to the rough terrain in the southeastern United States, as well as to be better at tracking prey that climbed trees. The resulting hounds hunted fox by day and raccoons by night .

The American English Coonhound today is a fast, hot-trailing, loud-voiced, hard-working hound who loves nothing more than to hunt, both in the field and in competition. They can be trained to hunt just one species (raccoons, for example) or several (raccoons, opossums, and, say, boar). They are renowned for their speed, endurance, intelligence, and overall athleticism.

Alert, confident and friendly to people and dogs, the American English Coonhound fits in well with a variety of households. If this is the first time you’ve heard of the American English Coonhound, read on – this dog may just be the perfect fit for your family.

Visits to Groomer-low



Tolerance to heat-Get a heatstroke

Tolerance to cold-Need warmth

Exercise Requirement-Lots

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Tolerance to heat-Get a heatstroke

Tolerance to cold-Need warmth

Exercise Requirement-Lots

Under Coat-Yes

Colour-Various combinations

Coat Type-Dense

Hair Length-Short

Hair Density-Sparse

American English Coonhound are generally healthy breeds. Some Common health problem are:-

Hip dysplasia

Ear infections

Retinal atrophy (PRA)


It’s no surprise that these hunting dogs love to explore and track. Your American English Coonhound will follow every interesting scent and sound. Because they love to roam, this breed should be kept on a leash when it is not in an enclosed area. Even if you plan to keep your dog in a fenced-in area, the American English Coonhound will try to escape – it is even known to open gates. And even though this is this is an active breed, the dog also loves to nest. A soft couch or a pile of clothes soon becomes an American English Coonhound’s nest.

Training & Intelligence
Training will be enjoyable. This dog is inclined to listen to commands and obey its owner. This breed will require fewer repetitions to obey specific instructions, pleasing owners who like to see quick results. To train your American English Coonhound, you’ll need to possess a kind but firm hand. As the leader of the pack, you should always remain maintain calm, confident, and assert consistent authority when training.

Litter Size- 4 to 6 puppies (Approximately)

Complication in Breeding-No

Socialization and training should start at an early age for American English Coonhounds, and should continue to be an important factor for the rest of its life. Litter size 4 to 6 puppies (Approximately). It will need daily exercise to maintain its shape. Committed and active owners will enjoy performing fitness activities with this breed.

English Coonhound Profile


Loves humans


Easy to train
Require more time

Litter Size


Easy to groom
Minimum grooming require



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