Coon Dog Day is coming up July 8th! That’s a pretty big deal here in North Carolina, as Saluda is going all-in with celebrations. A local Fayetteville, NC vet goes over the various types of coon dogs in this article.

American English Coonhound

Wiry and strong, the American English Coonhound is known for speed and stamina. Fido has a wonderful personality, and is faithful, friendly, and affectionate. These pups are very smart, and are highly trainable. Another good point about them? They don’t really drool a lot. However, they can be stubborn, and don’t like being left by themselves.

Bluetick Coonhound

Native to Louisiana, the Bluetick Coonhound is actually the oldest coon dog breed. Fido is energetic, active, and intelligent, and needs lots of exercise. These pooches do have strong prey drive, and may not be the best option for homes with other animals.

Black and Tan Coonhound

Super friendly and devoted, this pup is known for his skill for hunting raccoons … particularly at night. Fido is affectionate and friendly, as well as super playful, and can make a great kids’ playmate. These guys do need room to run and play, and are not recommended for apartment dwellers.  

Treeing Walker Coonhound

As the name suggests, this pooch was bred to chase game up trees, and then summon his owner. They’re usually tri-colored, with similar markings to a foxhound. As far as personality goes, they are very brave, and are generally very friendly. Unlike many hounds, they can cohabitate with cats if properly trained. However, they can be a bit stubborn.

Redbone Coonhounds

Scottish settlers bred the Redbone coonhound, specifically for helping them hunt raccoons. They are known for being excellent trackers. They’re quite active and energetic, and need lots of exercise and playtime. Just keep in mind that these guys do have a tendency to follow their noses, and will run off if the opportunity presents itself.

Plott Coonhound

Last but not least, we have the Plott coonhound. Unlike the other coonhounds, who all have English pups in their family trees, the Plott coonhound is from Germany. They’re much easier to train than some of the other coonhounds, and less likely to wander off. However, they don’t care for strangers, and definitely do not like the cold.  

Do you have questions about your pet’s health or care? Contact us, your Fayetteville, NC animal clinic, today!