American English Coonhound, Redtick Coonhound
The English Coounhound is a treeing dog, meaning it was developed to track it's prey and then force the animal into a tree. Once it is treed the dog will continue to bark or bay until the hunter makes the kill or the dog is called off. They are the fastest of the coonhound breeds.
English Coonhound Standards
- AKC (Hound)
- UKC (Scenthound)
- 40-65 lbs
- large coonhound
- long, low hanging ears
- medium length tail is carried gaily
- coat is hard and of medium length
- white with red markings or ticking
- white with blue/black markings or ticking
History of the English Coonhound
Despite its name, the English Coonhound is a true American breed. They are descended from Europen pack hounds such as the English Foxhound and are closely related to all other coonhounds (save the Plott Hound). In fact, both the Bluetick Coonhound and Treeing Walker Coonhound were once considered simple variants of the English Coonhound. It was not until they split that the redtick pattern became the preferred coat type in an effort to contrast the other lines, although other colors are still accepted.