American English Coonhounds
English Coonhounds have a sweet and mellow temperament, and eyes that glow with love and kindness. They are extremely pleasant, sporty, and we are just in love with those adorable floppy ears! They posses work drive and energy, as they were originally bred for trailing and treeing raccoons. Coonhounds require vigorous exercise for mental and physical stimulation. American Coonhounds are renowned for their speed and intelligence. They are good with children and friendly with strangers- you’ll find they are easy to train, making them a good choice for first time dog owners.
Common Health Conditions
- Coonhounds are generally healthy, but those big ears make them susceptible to ear infections. Their ears should be checked regularly to remove excess wax and debris.
- Coonhounds high energy can make them stubborn, and participate in exuberant jumping and hyperactivity.
- Like other mid-to-large dogs, one of the most common health concerns is hip dysplasia- an abnormal formation of the hip socket, that in some cases can cause painful arthritis of the joints.