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Breed Registries:

Note: The American English Coonhound is not recognized by the Canadian Kennel Club. The breed may be recognized by other registries not indicated here. For further details about dog registries, please see the document: Dog Breed Registries in North America.


Males : 24 to 26 inches at the withers. - Females : 23 to 25 inches at the withers


Weight should be proportionate to height.

Breed Profile:

Originally named the English Fox and Coonhound, the American English Coonhound was bred to adapt to rougher terrain than their ancestors, the English Foxhound. It should be noted that the Treeing Walker and the Bluetick were also called English Coonhounds; however, in 1945, they were declared as separate breeds.

The American English Coonhound is known for speed and endurance and, as such, his appearance is one of power, balance and grace. His gait is effortless and gives an impression of great endurance.

In temperament, the breed is alert, confident and friendly to people as well as other dogs. Any signs of shyness or timidity are uncharacteristic of the breed.

Health Issues

If you are considering the adoption of a American English Coonhound puppy, or any breed, it is very important to be selective in choosing a responsible and reputable breeder. Ensure that the prospective puppy's parents have all health clearances. Breeding of any dog should not be done until after they have been proven to be free of evidence of significant hereditary diseases. (For more information on selecting a breeder, see the articles on the main Breed Listing and Breeders page.)

Additional Health Resources:


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Breed Standards

Grooming Information

  • Grooming — This section of the Canada's Guide to Dogs website includes tips, articles and information covering all aspects of dog grooming along with a listing of Groomers from across Canada.

Training Resources

  • Training — For training information, see this growing section of the Canada's Guide to Dogs website for tips, articles, as well as listings of training centres across Canada.

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Additional Information

  • Living with a Coonhound by Susan Pedley
  • Clubs, Sports & Activities — For information on the many sports and activities you can get involved in with your dog.
  • Working Dogs — The Working Dogs section of the Canada's Guide to Dogs website provides information and listings of organizations that are involved in various dog jobs, such as Guide Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Police Dogs, Protection Dogs, and much more.

Select from the following links to view Breeder listings; Breed Clubs; Rescue Organizations; as well as Books and other Merchandise specific to the breed:

Breeders  /  Breed Clubs  /  Rescues  /  Books & More