American English Coonhound Breed Maintenance
The hard protective coat of the American English Coonhound does not require frequent grooming, but occasional brushing will help with moderate shedding potential. The protective coat also means you should only bathe and shampoo your dog when they are dirty from the mud. Although your furry companion can be quiet and relaxed indoors, this dog needs plenty of exercise to stay mentally and physically fit. This breed requires a lot of outdoor space to run, so apartment and small space living are not ideal. Ideally, they need a large, fenced-in yard to burn off some energy. Because they use a lot of energy, these dogs require a significant amount of water. Access to fresh, clean water will prevent dehydration and possibly overheating during the hot summer months. You must socialize your dog from early puppy stages and continue through life to prevent protective behaviors like guarding food and toys. Though these dogs are not aggressive, they can develop dominant behaviors if not properly trained.