Species group: Mixed Breeds
RightPet does not advocate the intentional cross-breeding of purebred dogs. But the reality is that most dogs available for adoption at shelters and rescues are mixed breeds. We think it might be helpful to hear from owners of these mixes to see what traits can be found in these dogs who are desperately needing homes.
The American English Coonhound mix isn't all that common, but you may occasionally encounter it in a rescue. You're getting a lot of DNA from a special purpose hunting dog developed to hunt fox by day and raccoons by night.
Appearance / health:
While it's impossible to predict the exact traits inherited by a mixed-breed dog, the American English Coonhound Mix will likely be a slim, muscular hound with powerful legs.
Behavior / temperament:
It's impossible to predict the exact traits inherited by a mixed-breed dog, but you could have the makings of a fine hunting companion-- or at least a wide-ranging animal that loves to be with you in the outdoors. Leash-training will be a must. They can't be confined indoors.