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Dogs - Coonhound

American English Coonhounds is an often misunderstood breed as they are used widely for hunting in America and South Africa the actual temperament of the breed is often overlooked. American English Coonhounds are excellent working dogs but also make great family pets as long as they are exercised regularly. They are an extremely loving breed and will take over your couch and bed if allowed to.

 

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The American English Coonhounds were originally bred from bloodhounds, foxhound and other breeds to create an athletic hunting hound to track and tree raccoons. They have powerful voices so the hunters know when they are on a scent and calls change once they have treed the raccoon. People often think that because of this they won't be good family pets and can't be around smaller animals. However if raised correctly they make excellent family pets, get along well with other pets and have proven to be a protective and loving member of the family.

In South Africa we don't have raccoons but we do have arboreal creatures like monkeys and genets. This breed of dog might be good at chasing monkeys and "treeing" them (chasing them up a tree)

Their ancestor, the bloodhound, is an excellent scent hound and can follow a scent for many kilometers.

They are great running partners due to their stamina, as much as great cuddle partners who just want to be around their family all day.

 

The dogs make an excited noise when they find what they have been pursuing. In the same way, let's pursue our Christian faith and make an excited noise to tell others we have found it!