Welcome to Red Maple Coonhounds. Here is the
Official Standard of the Coonhound.
First and foremost they are eager to please, even-tempered and amiable.
Average sizes and life expectancy of the breed.
22-27 inches (male)
21-26 inches (female)
The Coonhound was recognized as a breed by the AKC in 2009.
The streamlined Coonhound is an American original, is even-tempered, mellow, and kindly at home but a tiger on the trail. Vigorous activities like hunting and swimming between long periods of rest is the rhythm of coonhound life. They are medium-to-large hound dogs whose muscles undulate beneath a sleek and stunning red or black and tan coat with very little shedding. The classically houndy head is flanked by ears long enough to reach the nose. Dreamy brown eyes give the face an expression described by the breed's devotees as 'pleading.' Bred to work on all kinds of punishing terrain. They are fast and surefooted and move with a proud, determined gait.
A good family dog that likes to please.
However owning this breed of dog is not just a privilege; it’s a responsibility. They depend on us for, at minimum, food and shelter, and deserve much more. When you take a dog into your life, you need to understand the commitment that dog ownership entails.