The Coonhound English, sometimes confused with the “Coonhound Redtick”, is a breed of dog, one of the varieties of Coonhound are normally raised in the South of United States.
This race was originally classified and registered as English Fox and Coonhound, prior to the specialization of the six breeds of Coonhound. Recognition in the Decade of 1940 by the United Kennel Club Bluetick Coonhound and Treeing Walker Coonhound as distinct races, It gave rise to emergence of the classification and registration of the English Coonhound as a different race in the Coonhound group.
The breed originated in the southeast of United States, where they were raised by the cross of a Foxhound American and English Foxhound, most other European hunting breeds, and other native dogs, in order to specialize the race in the hunting of animals that are fugaban climbing trees.
Unlike the other classifications of Coonhound, a variety of colorations is acceptable to meet the English Coonhound breed standards. The coloration may be reddish, bluish or tricolor.
However, the red markings are predominant and “Redtick” It is a common euphemism for the color of the English Coonhound.
Some people believe that this lack of emphasis on specific coloration has allowed breeders to focus breeding programs on traits such as intelligence and his ability to hunt rather than superficial concerns, like coat standards. Color variations are common even among the same litter of an English Coonhound puppies, which indicates high levels of DNA diversity in the breed.
The English Coonhound loves to snuggle on any soft surface to find, important to take into account, any person who does not want to have your dog on the couch and in bed all day.
Like all the Coonhound, they are - usually- good dogs, affable and very sociable. Nervousness or aggression is considered a defect according to UKC breed standards. Are strong and stubborn nature, so it requires more patience in training than other breeds.
Young dogs tend to be very active, playful and eager to human attention, they are dogs that require plenty of exercise.
English Coonhound, It is used more often as hunting dogs, mainly of raccoons.
They are also excellent family pets, that they have been bred for hunting in Group, so tend to be very friendly.
The English Coonhound also, is very good guardian. It has a warning bark very characteristic that makes it foolproof.