American English Coonhound
Category: Hound Dogs
Facts about American English Coonhound Dogs, "Scientific name for American English Coonhound Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The American English Coonhound Dog is known for its athletic nature and it is a descendant of English Foxhounds. They live for more than a decade. This hunting dog breed is known for its speed. American English Coonhound Dog can run with very high speed and hence is used at dog races and other activities where speed of a dog matters the most. American English Coonhound Dog also possesses high endurance and is capable of producing loud sounds in the field. May it be tied at the gate, it can bark loudly to wake its master within the house.
The average height for the American English Coonhound Dog is 21 1/2 to 27 inches (54.6 to 68.5 cm) and the average weight is 40 to 65 pounds (18.1 to 29.4 kg)
The American English Coonhound Dog was known as Virginia Hound in the past. The American English Coonhound Dog was used to be trained to hunt the rough and tricky raccoons of the American civilization. The breed’s speed and endurance was witnessed by the world during that time and the breed was moved to other continents afterwards. American English Coonhound Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
A American English Coonhound sees in color and have better low light vision. American English Coonhound Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the dogs eye protected and moist. American English Coonhound Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals
A American English Coonhound Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. American English Coonhound Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult dogs they have 42 teeth. Female American English Coonhound Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. American English Coonhound Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month. Female dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born
In some areas, the American English Coonhound DogS were used in hunting fox in the day as well as chasing raccoons in the night. Physical exercise is needed for the breed. When the American English Coonhound Dog was put in smaller yards, the Dog didn’t get enough space to roam and hence their health deteriorated. Then the breeders understood the importance of physical exercise in this breed’s life.
The American English Coonhound Dog eagerly waits in its quarry and chases the invader with hunting barks. It takes this natural instinct with it to homes as well. It barks at night whenever it feels a threat.
Keeping the barking aside, the American English Coonhound Dog shows gentle behavior towards people and other dogs. If the owner doesn’t have enough time to spend with the hound, he should find ways to keep the dog engaged in physical exercise. Otherwise the breed frustrated and turns destructive.
The American English Coonhound Dog are the best companion for long distance runners.
American English Coonhound Dogs come in several colors, the medium-length hard coat, can be several different color combinations such as blue and white ticked, Red and white ticked, tricolor with ticking, white and black or white and red.
When purchasing a American English Coonhound Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references, check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
American English Coonhound Dog belongs in the Hound Group and in 2011 recognized (AKC) American Kennel Club recognized.
American English Coonhound Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. A American English Coonhound Dogs can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
Average body temperature for a American English Coonhound Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A American English Coonhound Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
The number one heath problems amongst American English Coonhound Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that American English Coonhound Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.
American English Coonhound Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.
Only humans and dogs have prostates, But a dog doesn't have an appendix.
American English Coonhound Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. A American English Coonhound Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A American English Coonhound Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.