meet theAmerican English Coonhound


Training &Temperament

He is an ideal partner to go running or cycling with. They need mental and physical stimulation to keep them occupied, fit and healthy. He will enjoy both a jog in the park as well as a nap on the couch. Keep in mind, these dogs are prey-driven and should always be walked on a leash. This hound needs a firm, but kind, hand for successful training. The American English Coonhound takes more time to train, repetition and patience are the name of the game. This breed can be easily distracted more so than the other Coonhound breeds. They need consistent and gentle guidance during training. Start training this breed early and your training work is lifelong.

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Did You Know?

Capable of a loud howl, the American English Coonhound can be an excellent watchdog, but he’s actually too friendly to perform well as a guard dog.

These dogs are agile,possesses great endurance, and have the unique ability to climb trees.

The American English Coonhound has been assigned the Hound Group designation.

The American English Coonhound prefers to be in a pack and generally gets on well with other dogs.

The American English Coonhound is AKC’s 171st breed.

The American English Coonhound has been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service since 1995.

It is sometimes called the Redtick Coonhound.

The American English Coonhound made its first appearance at the Westminster Kennel Club show in 2012.

A 2012 poll of American veterinarians rated the American English Coonhound among the top 12 most "talkative" breeds.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Black 007
Black & Tan 018
Blue 037
Brown 061
Red 140
Red & White 146
Tri-Colored 380
White & Tan 217


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
Ticked 013