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English Coonhound

Size: Medium

Weight: 40 - 65 lbs.

Height: 21" - 27"

Life Span: 11 - 12 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: United States

Also Known As: Redtick Coonhound

Group: Hound

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The English Coonhound requires daily walks and play sessions.

Grooming Needs

The English Coonhound needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing.


This Coonhound has the same style temperament as other Coonhounds: Energetic, intelligent and devoted.

Compatibility with Kids

Although an active breed, the English Coonhound is particularly gentle with children.


The breed was developed in the United States during the 1800s to be a smaller version of the Black-and-Tan hunting dog.

Pet Facts

Most common in the redtick coat color, although all other Hound colors are permitted.