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American English Coonhound vs Bluetick Coonhound vs Redbone Coonhound – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name American English Coonhound Bluetick Coonhound Redbone Coonhound
OriginsUnited States United States United States
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank178132139
Reviews101
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Other Names English Coonhound, Redtick Coonhound Bluetick Hound Redbone Hound, Reds
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2009 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2009 as a Hound breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Dog Registry of America Inc. North American Purebred Registry, Inc. United Kennel Club American Canine Association, Inc. American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Australian National Kennel Council Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. National Kennel Club North American Purebred Registry, Inc. United Kennel Club American Canine Association, Inc. American Kennel Club United Kennel Club
Price $1000-$1200 $500-$600 $600-$800

General Appearance - American English Coonhound vs Bluetick Coonhound vs Redbone Coonhound

Size Large Large Medium
Weight 40 -65 pounds (18 - 30 kg) 45-80 pounds (20-36 kg) 50-70 pounds (23-32 kg)
Avg. Weight 40 -65 pounds (18 - 30 kg) 62.5 pounds (28 kg) 60 pounds (27.5 kg)
Height 21 - 27 inches (53 - 69 cm) 20-27 inches (51-69 cm) 21-27 inches (53-66 cm)
Avg. Height 21 - 27 inches (53 - 69 cm) 23.5 inches (60 cm) 24 inches (59.5 cm)

Hair & Care - American English Coonhound vs Bluetick Coonhound vs Redbone Coonhound

Coat Hard Fine Fine
Colors Blue Red Tricolor Tan Brown White Black Blue Ticked Tan Black Red Golden
Grooming
Effortless: The American English Coonhound requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Bluetick Coonhound requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Redbone Coonhound requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
American English Coonhounds shed moderately.
Bluetick Coonhounds shed moderately.
Redbone Coonhounds shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - American English Coonhound vs Bluetick Coonhound vs Redbone Coonhound

Temperament Active Strung Energetic Loyal Friendly Gentle Active Affectionate Energetic Independent Companionable Familiar Unflappable
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Smart: Redbone Coonhound's has great intelligence.
Trainability
American English Coonhounds are very easy to train.
Bluetick Coonhounds are easy to train.
Redbone Coonhounds are easy to train.
Playfulness
The American English Coonhound is a playful breed.
Bluetick Coonhounds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Redbone Coonhound is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
American English Coonhounds don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Bluetick Coonhounds don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Redbone Coonhounds don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
American English Coonhounds are highly affectionate dogs.
Bluetick Coonhounds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Redbone Coonhounds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
American English Coonhounds are a social breed.
Bluetick Coonhounds need for social interaction is average.
Redbone Coonhounds are a social breed.
Barking
Low to Average: The American English Coonhound rarely barks.
High: The Bluetick Coonhound is a very vocal breed.
High: The Redbone Coonhound is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
American English Coonhounds are good watchdogs.
Bluetick Coonhounds are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Redbone Coonhounds are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Territorial
American English Coonhounds are average defenders.
Bluetick Coonhounds can't provide protection for their territory.
Redbone Coonhounds can't provide protection for their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The American English Coonhound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Bluetick Coonhound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Redbone Coonhound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
American English Coonhounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Bluetick Coonhounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Redbone Coonhounds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
American English Coonhounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Bluetick Coonhounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Redbone Coonhounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
American English Coonhounds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Bluetick Coonhounds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Redbone Coonhounds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
American English Coonhounds are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Bluetick Coonhounds are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Redbone Coonhounds are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
American English Coonhounds adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Bluetick Coonhounds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Redbone Coonhounds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
American English Coonhounds do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Redbone Coonhounds do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - American English Coonhound vs Bluetick Coonhound vs Redbone Coonhound

Stranger Friendly
American English Coonhounds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Bluetick Coonhounds are average friendly towards strangers.
Redbone Coonhounds are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
American English Coonhounds are kid-friendly dogs.
Bluetick Coonhounds are kid-friendly dogs.
Redbone Coonhounds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
American English Coonhounds are average friendly towards cats.
Bluetick Coonhounds are average friendly towards cats.
Redbone Coonhounds are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
American English Coonhounds are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Bluetick Coonhounds are very dog-friendly dogs.
Redbone Coonhounds are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
American English Coonhound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Bluetick Coonhound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Redbone Coonhound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
American English Coonhounds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Bluetick Coonhounds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Redbone Coonhounds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
American English Coonhounds are generally with other pets.
Bluetick Coonhounds are generally with other pets.
Redbone Coonhounds usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
American English Coonhounds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Bluetick Coonhounds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Redbone Coonhounds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Yes
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Yes
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Yes
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
American English Coonhound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Bluetick Coonhound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Redbone Coonhound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - American English Coonhound vs Bluetick Coonhound vs Redbone Coonhound

Health Issues
The American English Coonhound is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Bluetick Coonhounds tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
Redbone Coonhounds tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
Health Problems Bloat Cataracts Ear Infections Elbow Dysplasia Hip Dysplasia Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Bloat Cataracts Hip Dysplasia Krabbe's Disease Eye Problems Hip Dysplasia Obesity
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 11-12 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
American English Coonhounds are high energy dogs.
Bluetick Coonhounds are high energy dogs.
Redbone Coonhounds have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
American English Coonhounds need quite a lot of exercise.
Bluetick Coonhounds need a lot of exercises.
Redbone Coonhounds need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
American English Coonhounds don't need too much sleep.
Bluetick Coonhounds don't need too much sleep.
Redbone Coonhounds are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 3 to 5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. 3 to 5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. 2.5 to 3.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The American English Coonhound can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The American English Coonhound has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Bluetick Coonhound has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Redbone Coonhound has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The American English Coonhound is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Bluetick Coonhound is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Redbone Coonhound drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.

Reproducibility - American English Coonhound vs Bluetick Coonhound vs Redbone Coonhound

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 4-6 puppies 6-8 puppies 6-10 puppies

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