American English Coonhound
Group: Hound Group
- – Males : 24 to 26 inches at the withers.
– Females : 23 to 25 inches at the withers
Weight: Weight should be proportionate to height.
Also known as: English Coonhound
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Originally named the English Fox and Coonhound, the American English Coonhound was bred to adapt to rougher terrain than his ancestor, the English Foxhound. (It should be noted that the Treeing Walker and the Bluetick were also called English Coonhounds; however, in 1945, they were declared as separate breeds.)
The American English Coonhound is known for speed and endurance and, as such, his appearance is one of power, balance and grace. His gait is effortless and gives an impression of great endurance.
In temperament, the breed is alert, confident and friendly to people as well as other dogs. Any signs of shyness are uncharacteristic of the breed.
If you are considering the adoption of a American English Coonhound puppy, or any breed, it is very important to be selective in choosing a responsible and reputable breeder. Ensure that the prospective puppy’s parents have all health clearances. Breeding of any dog should not be done until after they have been proven to be free of evidence of significant hereditary diseases. (For more information on selecting a breeder, see the articles on the General Information page.)
Additional Health Resources:
- Health and Nutrition — This section of the Canada’s Guide to Dogs website includes information on several health and nutrition related issues.
- Canine Health Information Center (CHIC) — Providing a source of health information for owners, breeders, and scientists that will assist in breeding healthy dogs. CHIC is a centralized canine health database jointly sponsored by the AKC/Canine Health Foundation (AKC/CHF) and the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA).
- AKC Canine Health Foundation — Working towards developing scientific advances in canine health.
- Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA)
- Ontario Veterinary College (OVC)
- University of Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program (PennHip)
- HealthGene — HealthGene Corporation is the leading provider of veterinary DNA diagnostic services in Canada.
- Labgenvet — Laboratory of Veterinary Genetics is a Canadian diagnostic laboratory that offers a comprehensive service of DNA tests for veterinary genetic diseases.
- Grooming — This section of the Canada’s Guide to Dogs website includes tips, articles and information covering all aspects of dog grooming along with a listing of Groomers from across Canada.
- Training — For training information, see this section of the Canada’s Guide to Dogs website for tips, articles, as well as listings of training centres across Canada.
- Living with a Coonhound by Susan Pedley
- Clubs, Sports & Activities — For information on the many sports and activities you can get involved in with your dog.
- Working Dogs — The Working Dogs section of the Canada’s Guide to Dogs website provides information and listings of organizations that are involved in various dog jobs, such as Guide Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Police Dogs, Protection Dogs, and much more.