The Coonhound is an athlete, known well for their speed and endurance. Their deep chested build, athletic frame, and kind face is beloved by breeders and hunters alike. This breed is very relaxed and mellow overall, except when they are in pursuit of their prey.
This breed is also known for being quite vocal, with their barks and bays making them not ideal for an apartment setting. However, they are wonderful for homes with yards where they can romp and play. They love families and do well with children. They are intelligent and quite loving, making them easy to train.
Origin of the Coonhound
This breed is descended from the English Foxhound which was brought to the Americas in the 1600s. The Coonhound became its own breed sometime in the early 1800s and instead of hunting foxes and being followed by English gentlemen, the Coonhound was bred for the hunt of racoons and followed by pioneering fur hunters in the American wilderness.
Is a Coonhound right for me?
If your breed of choice is the Coonhound you will have a loving, energetic hunter who will love to go out on walks, hikes, or hunt with their human. They would make a great dog for a small acreage or a home with a good-sized yard.
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