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Types Of Coonhounds

Types of Coonhounds

Black and Tan Coonhound

Black and Tan
Black coat with tan trim. Gentle and loyal hound with a "cold nose" (scent ability for an old scent trail).

English Coonhound
White coat with bluetick or redtick coloration (ticking is numerous small spots of color). English hounds are the original ticked hounds.

Redbone Coonhound
Solid sorrel coat (sometimes with white on the chest or feet). Redbones possess a superior "cold nose" (scent ability for an old scent trail) and have superior trailing abilities.

Bluetick Coonhound
White coat with heavy ticking - some are so heavily ticked they almost appear solid colored. Blueticks are the most striking in color of all the hounds. The mingling of black and white (ticking) gives the blue effect although it is common to see some tan trim.

Plott CoonhoundPlott
Brindle colored hound. Plott hounds are known for their ability as bear and boar hounds and are unsurpassed as pursuers of game.

Treeing Walker Coonhound

Treeing Walker
White coat with large black and/or tan spots and ticking. Walker hounds are direct descendants of the famous Walker foxhound, to which it is identical in color and appearance. Walkers are "hot nosed" (scent ability for the freshest trails).


Coonhounds are unique dogs because they are scent hounds
They are best suited to a fenced yard, kennel, or as an indoor pet, as their strong sensing abilities can lead them astray.

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