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American English Coonhound

Origin United States
GroupHunting Dogs
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Other Names
What other names does the American English Coonhound have? The breed also known as...
English Coonhound, Redtick Coonhound
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
Price
How much does the American English Coonhound puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
$1000-$1200
If you choose to purchase the American English Coonhound, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the American English Coonhound gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What is the American English Coonhound's size? How big is this dog?
Large
Weight
How much does the American English Coonhound weigh?
40 -65 pounds (18 - 30 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of this canine?
40 -65 pounds (18 - 30 kg)
Height
How tall is the American English Coonhound?
21 - 27 inches (53 - 69 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido?
21 - 27 inches (53 - 69 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the American English Coonhound have? What does this canine coat look like?
Hard
Colors
What color is the American English Coonhound's coat? What color is a proper this fido coat?
Blue RedTriColoredTanBrownWhiteBlack
Grooming
How to groom the American English Coonhound and how often?
Effortless: The American English Coonhound requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. American English Coonhound is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do American English Coonhounds shed? How to control, reduce and prevent this canine shedding?
American English Coonhounds shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the American English Coonhound have?
ActiveHighstrungEnergeticLoyal
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the American English Coonhound?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. American English Coonhound obey for the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.
Trainability
Are American English Coonhounds easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
American English Coonhounds are very easy to train. They easily find out the association between commands and actions.
Playfulness
How playful dog breed is this dog?
The American English Coonhound is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive is it?
American English Coonhounds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle light punishments very well. They don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
American English Coonhounds are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed doesn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does need this dog?
American English Coonhounds are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do American English Coonhounds bark a lot? Why does my dog bark?
Low to Average: The American English Coonhound rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Are American English Coonhounds good watchdogs?
American English Coonhounds are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the American English Coonhounds will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Does this canine have an aggressive/protective behavior of their territory/property?
American English Coonhounds are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective to their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
How likely are you to get bite from this dog? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The American English Coonhound has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the American English Coonhound do? How big is the mouthiness potential of this breed?
American English Coonhounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but American English Coonhounds need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the American English Coonhound to run away? This dog wanderlust potential:
American English Coonhounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive?
American English Coonhounds have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that American English Coonhounds are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on leash.
Apartment Friendly
Are American English Coonhounds good apartment dogs? Can they live in a flat?
American English Coonhounds are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Are they adaptive and easy to handle?
American English Coonhounds adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they good with strangers? Are they friendly with strangers?
American English Coonhounds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are American English Coonhounds kid-friendly dogs? Are they good with young children?
American English Coonhounds are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do American English Coonhounds get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido temperament with cats?
American English Coonhounds are average friendly dogs towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Are they dog-friendly with other dogs? How well do American English Coonhounds get along with dogs? What is this canine temperament with dogs?
American English Coonhounds are not the most dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the American English Coonhound is not a good choice.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Are they healthy breed? Do American English Coonhounds have health problems?
American English Coonhounds are healthy dogs, but there are some health issues you may have to check on regularly at the vet.
Life Expectancy
How long do American English Coonhounds live? What is this dog average life span?
10-12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the American English Coonhound breed hypoallergenic?
No
American English Coonhounds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the American English Coonhound have? How high is the energy level of this fido?
American English Coonhounds are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do American English Coonhounds require per day?
American English Coonhounds need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
American English Coonhounds don't need to much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the American English Coonhound need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
3 to 5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? The risk for obesity:
Average. The American English Coonhound has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the American English Coonhound's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate cold and hot weather?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The American English Coonhound can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The American English Coonhound has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Do they drool? How much does it drool?
The American English Coonhound is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the American English Coonhound could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the American English Coonhound. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog pregnancy last? How long does it take to have a few puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female American English Coonhound: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the American English Coonhound have a litter? Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size
How many puppies can the American English Coonhound have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-6 puppies

Advantages

  • Grooming: Effortless: The American English Coonhound requires minimal grooming.
  • Drooling tendency: The American English Coonhound is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Barking: Low to Average: The American English Coonhound rarely barks.
  • Watchdog Ability: American English Coonhounds are good watchdogs.
  • Trainability: American English Coonhounds are very easy to train.

Disadvantages

  • Hypoallergenic: American English Coonhounds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.

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