Our Sweet and Crazy Coonhound ...

Our Sweet and Crazy Coonhound ...
Run Free: birthdate unknown - Oct. 17 2008

Thursday, May 22, 2008

a little bit of Coonhound history


I find it very intriguing that Coonhounds are a relatively new breed, most dog breeds being recognized by the UKC in the 1940's. All six types share English Foxhound or Bloodhound ancestry. The Treeing Walker shows this very obviously. Coonhounds are truly an "American invention." Black and Tans and Plott Hounds were only recently shown at the Westminster. Watch the Black and Tan judging. Treeing Walkers are considered a rare breed. (Boy, Booker looks skinny five months ago in this photo from the rescue site! Pricey dog food and muscle-toning exercise really make a difference!)

There are six types of Coonhounds: Black and Tan, Plott, English, Bluetick, Redbone and Treeing Walker. Here is a great overview.

2 comments:

Mab said...

Hi,I like the dog in the pic,like you say he does look a little thin.

Anne said...

Hi, mab

Booker was thin when the picture was taken ... he had been found wanderding in the woods and was about 39 pounds. He is now about 54 pounds and he looks great!