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Redtick Coonhound Dog Breed information
(English Coonhound)

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The coat of the English Coonhound is short and hard. Coat colors include: blue and white ticked, red and white ticked, tri-colored with ticking, red and white, and white and black. Excessive red or black is a fault in the show ring. Their bark sounds like a hound bawl. The tails are medium length and set high. Pleasant, alert, confident and sociable with humans and dogs.


English Coonhounds are energetic, intelligent and active. Their great senses make them excellent hunters. This breed is extremely fast, hot-trailing competitive type coonhounds. Very devoted to its family, it makes a good companion dog. It does well living indoors and plays a fine guardian to his family and home. They are usually best with older considerate children, but can also do well with younger ones. Some can be a bit dog-aggressive and reserved with strangers. Socialize this breed well while still young. Do not let this breed off the leash in an unsafe area, as they may take off after an interesting scent. They have a strong instinct to tree animals. High-strung but loving and eager to please their owners.

Height and Weight

Height: 21-27 inches (53-69 cm.)

Weight: 40--65 pounds (18-30 kg.)

Living Conditions

These dogs are not recommended for apartment life. They are very active indoors and do best with acreage.


English Coonhounds needs extensive daily running to be happy. They can become destructive if confined too much. They may take off after any interesting scent, so do not take the English Coonhound off its leash unless you are in a safe area.

Life Expectancy

About 11-12 Years


The short, hard coat is easy to care for. Comb and brush with a firm bristle brush, and shampoo only when necessary. This breed is an average shedder.


It has been said that the history of the English Coonhound is the history of all coonhounds. With the exception of the Plott Hound, most coonhounds can be traced back to the English Foxhound. In 1905 the English Coonhound was first registered by UKC under the name of English fox & Coonhound. Back then they were used for fox hunting much more than they are today. The name reflected the similarity that the breed had to the American Foxhound and the English foxhound. While the Redbone and Black and Tan were given separate breed status, all other treeing coonhounds were called English after the turn of the century. These included both the Treeing Walker Coonhound and the Bluetick Coonhound. They were considered all the same breed. It was the variation in color which separated them. The heavily ticked dogs split off from the English and the Bluetick Coonhound was recognized as a separate breed in 1945. In 1946 the tricolored hounds separated into the breed called Treeing Walker Coonhounds. Though redticked dogs predominate, to this day there are still tri-colored and blueticked English hounds. The English Coonhound was bred to adapt to the rougher American climate and terrain. An English named "Bones," owned by Colonel Leon Robinson, won one of the first National Coonhound Championships. The breed is still used by practical hunters and competitive hound owners throughout the USA.

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Text source:  Wikipedia