English Coonhound Hunting Dogs and Puppies for sale
The history of the English Coonhound is believed to be the history of all coonhounds. Most coonhounds can be traced back to the early English Foxhound. In 1905 the English Coonhound was first recognized by the UKC under the name of English fox & Coonhound. While the Redbone and Black and Tan were given separate breed status, all other treeing coonhounds were called English after the turn of the century. These included both the Treeing Walker Coonhound and the Bluetick Coonhound. They were considered all the same breed. It was only the variation in color which separated them.
The heavily ticked dogs split off from the English and the Bluetick Coonhound was recognized as a separate breed in 1945. In 1946 the tricolored hounds separated into the breed called Treeing Walker Coonhounds.
The English Coonhound was bred to adapt to the rougher American climate and varied terrain. An English Coonhound named "Bones," won one of the first National Coonhound Championships. The breed is still used by hunters and competitive hound owners throughout the United States.
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