American Coonhound

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The American Coonhound (also commonly known as the Black and Tan Coonhound) is a large breed of domesticDog that is native to North America. The American Coonhound is thought to have been developed by tribesmen in the mountains in the 1700s, who required a large Dog for both protection and to help with hunting. By crossing the Bloodhound with the Black and Tan Foxhound, a breed was created that was very large in size and had an immense sense of smell like the Bloodhound, but one that was also much quicker. One of the most common uses of the American Coonhound was to hunt generally small animals, particularly Raccoons, but they could also been trained to hunt much larger prey includingDeer and even Bears.


Like the other breeds of Coonhound to which the American Coonhound is closely related, it is among the largest breeds of domestic Dog found in America today. Their large and muscular body means that although they can indeed catch and kill prey, they are better known for their incredible endurance and stamina, and their adaptability in difficult conditions. Their thick coat is black or tan in colour, with distinctive markings on their face and chest. They have very long, strong legs making them incredibly fast and they can also easily adapt to different terrains, struggling little in the mountains or in temperature extremes. The American Coonhound has a deep, booming bark, which alerts their owner to the location of either prey or the awareness of approaching danger




Name: American Coonhound
Origin: North America
Group: Dog
Average Size (H): 70cm (28in)
Average Weight: 32kg (70lbs)
Average Life Span: 12 years
Average Litter Size: 7
Type: Working
Colour: Black, Tan, Brown, White
Temperament: Easy going but loyal and dedicated
Training: Medium
Distinctive Features: Long ears and strong, muscular legs

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