New Westminster Breed 2012 – Spotlight On The American English Coonhound

February 13th, 2012 by Dan

Each year we spotlight the new breeds that will be appearing in this year’s Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show – for 2012 we’re kicking things off with the newest addition to the Hound Group, The American English Coonhound.

History:
The American English Coonhound descended from English Foxhounds, but were bred hunt fox and raccoon in the harsh climate of America. They were originally known as the Virginia Hound.

Appearance:
This deep-chested hound is a medium sized dog (23 to 26 inches at the shoulder) and has a very athletic build. They are well muscled and built for a night of running and hunting. The American English Coonhound has a short coat that can be red and white ticked, blue and white ticked, tri-colored with ticking, red and white, or white and black.

Personality:
If you’re considering an American English Coonhound, you should know that the breed does require a substantial amount of physical activity to stay fit and stimulated. They’re known to be a friendly breed with both people and other dogs and shyness is considered a breed fault. Like other members of the hound group – they do have a voice!





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