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American English Coonhound

  Sweet, Mellow, Sociable


The American English Coonhound (AEC) comes from Virginia Hounds, who were bred to handle rough terrain. An agile, speedy dog, the AEC is ready and able to hunt day or night, and is known for his excellent voice. He is also an alert and active, but affable dog who enjoys the company of both people and other dogs. The AEC’s coat is short, and easy to care for, but care must be taken to provide him with enough exercise and activity.

Breed Notes: Sweet, Mellow, Sociable

Famous American English Coonhounds and their Owners:

  • The first President of the United States, George Washington likely owned and helped develop this breed.

Each AKC approved purebred breed has its own national club. The mission of these “parent breed clubs” is to improve and preserve a particular breed by advancing knowledge about its history, its health and care requirements and by assuring that the breed’s form and function remain true to its historical physical type and character: A Dalmatian, for instance, should be athletic and have a natural affinity for working with horses. A Fox Terrier should have the right body size and shape, and a drive to go after vermin.

Pet owners, breeders, trainers, veterinarians, and others with a special love for a breed, join the parent breed club to meet like-minded enthusiasts and to support the club’s mission.

The national parent breed club is the first place for the public to go to learn about a breed or find a knowledgeable, experienced breeder.


Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Mammalia
Order - Carnivora
Family - Canidae
Genus - Canis
Species - Canis Lupus
Subspecies - Canis Lupus Familiaris
Breed - American English Coonhound


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