Sweet, Mellow and Sociable
American English Coonhound are very friendly whether they are on or off duty. Despite their friendliness, they pride on their tenacious and stubbornness in pursuit of little critters, and most notably the raccoons. American English Coonhound have incredible speed and endurance with their athletic built bodies.
Fun fact, despite their history spanning as far back as 1600s, the American English Coonhound was approved under American Kennel Club, or short for AKC in April 2009 and effective in January 2010 while the first registered dog was in 2011. Making them the 171st breed registered.
- Unexperienced Owners
- Apartment/Small Living
- Sensitivity Level
- Tolerates Being Alone
- Tolerates Cold Weather
- Tolerates Hot Weather
While an American English Coonhound is relatively easy to train and fairy easy to groom. They need firm, consistent training while lots of mental and physical activity to keep them stimulated. Due to this, Fayie cannot recommend this breed for a first dog buyer or any inexperience dog owners.
Despite what most believe in, small size or toy dogs does not always mean easily adaptable in small homes or apartment-style living. American English Coonhound is a hunting dog breed. They are known for their speed and endurance while needing lots of exercise. With a small to no backyard, they are going to feel suffocated and find a hard time to adapt to this sort of living.
Some dogs do not take a “dirty look” or a “leer” to heart, while others are grudge holders. Dogs with low sensitivity level are usually the easy-going and tolerant ones. This breed, American English Coonhound, is quite sensitive.
The American English Coonhound is a hound and does have some tolerance of being alone.
While American English Coonhound is not an artic breed nor a snow dog, they do have quite a bit resistance towards the cold weather
American English Coonhound is a very balanced dog in terms for weather, they can easily adapt to hot and cold climates without much issues.
American English Coonhound gets very attached to their pet owners and family in general. They show constant affectionate at their own terms. They do make a great family dog as long as it been well trained.
While they are a great family dog, They also tend to get well along with kids, they are a medium breed of a hound dog, smaller aged children should always be supervised, although it may never be the American English Coonhound’s intent, but they can be unware of their own strength.
The Coonhound enjoys other dogs company during most of their day. You will have no trouble with same/other breeds that enjoys having dog’s company
If you introduce cats into a American English Coonhound’s life at a young age, they usually have zero trouble adapting to living with a cat.
However, wild/stray unfamiliar cats usually does get treated as critters and they will enjoy chasing them.
Some dogs will run towards strangers with their tail wagging and beg for pets, cuddles and smooches. Your American English Coonhound will do exactly just that as they are very stranger friendly.
American English Coonhound is a decently good medium-sized dog
Have you ever cuddled a dog and it licks you, completely dousing you with drool? Well I got news for you, the Coonhound does not have any drool potential meaning, you won’t be slobbered with drool everywhere or find random pools of drool on the ground when they are super excited.
Do you need special grooming needs for an American English Coonhound.
The short answer is no, they don’t require any special bathing, clippers or brushes to keep them clean, health and groomed.
Just get some brushes and groom them every other day to keep their coat nice and fresh.
American English Coonhound is a very healthy breed. They are a very old English breed that survive throughout history.
However, just like all dogs, they are still subject to genetic health issues such as hip dysplasia, luxating patellas or eye diseases. They just don’t have an increased chance.
It is always recommended to have your dog up to the latest on their medicine needs, including but not limited to vaccines & worming
Dogs are known to eat eat eat eat and eat without knowing when to stop. American English Coonhound are no different, but the difference is, they are at minimal risk for overweight. Even though that’s the case, you still need to make sure your husky is getting it’s daily exercise needs and the right portion servings of food daily.
If you are unsure how much exercise or food your dog needs, please visit your local Vet for a full examination.
American English Coonhound are an intelligence breed bred as a hunting hound dog, as long as you understand how to stay firm, consistent and strict during training, you will have no issues with the Coonhound.
The American English Coonhound is not ranked in the top #100 on the official Intelligence ranking in the world.
Biting issues are usually more present during puppyhood as it is more recommended for them to play-fight with their brothers and sisters so they learn about bite inhibition. American English Coonhound can be mouthy if not trained from a young age. While they are usually more aggression than an affectionate gesture, however, if not trained correctly by a very experienced owner, the American English Coonhound may get themselves into trouble.
The Coonhound have a very high prey drive, after all, they are hounds right. They will chase anything on site. As the owner, you will need to constantly keep their energy levels in check which will help keep their prey drive in check, you can do this by setting it daily activities with your Coonhound such as daily walks and jogs.
Do you know, why do dogs bark? Some breeds loves to bark at anything in sight, other enjoys howling. One of the most common rehome issues is due to the tendency to bark or howl. When choosing a dog, you need to understand how much you can withstand their natural behavioural before it becomes an issue.
With an American English Coonhound, they have a very high tenacity to bark, not just that, their bark is very loud.
With their super high preydrive, the American English Coonhound also have a very high wanderlust potential, absolutely. While they are not escape artists like an Siberian Husky but at times they may find a way to escape when bored and left in an enclosure.
American English Coonhound was originally bred to be a hunting dog. This means they naturally have tons of energy and needs to have a very active owner.
American English Coonhound is a vigorous dog, despite having lots of energy. This means, unless properly trained, they may develop some unwanted habits such as straining on leash during walks or eating and drinking in excessive mouthfuls.
American English Coonhound not just have the energy to walk daily, they need to be walking daily. They are fine with long walks or jogs.
Without enough exercise daily, you may see unwanted behaviours such as barking, howling, chewing, digging, and at times even destruction.
As we already know, American English Coonhound cannot tolerate being alone, that means, they love being around their family at all times, with their huge energy reserve to back it up, they can play all day as well.
American English Coonhound are not known to be fussy eaters, they will generally eat anything you throw at them.
They is no recommended daily amount for a American English Coonhound as their size fluctuate from different heritages or background. It is most recommended to consult your local vet for the best options for a healthy balanced diet.
The American English Coonhound had two main hunting targets back in the older days. During the day, they will actively hunt foxes and by night, raccoons. With the hunter trait that was carried over throughout the years, the American English Coonhound is one of the more active yet destructive dog breed today. While their howl and bark is destructively loud, they are way to friendly to perform as a guard dog, rather more to deter strangers from entering.
Fun Fact: The Coonhound is one of the few dogs who have the unique ability to climb trees.