English Coonoodle

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40-60 lbs
19-21"
United States
English Coonhound
Poodle
English Coonpoo, Redtick Coonoodle, Redtick Coonpoo

An English Coonoodle is the mix between an English Coonhound, also known as a American English Coonhound, and Poodle. They are sweet and cuddly with their owners, but often protective and suspicious of strange people or animals. They are an active breed with a high impulse to hunt and may be better with older children. They have an average lifespan of 10 to 13 years, weight of 40 to 65 pounds, and grow to be a height of 19 to 23 inches. English Coonoodles typically look like Poodles, but without the shaggy coat and may have the facial appearance of the hound. Owners say this hybrid needs plenty of outdoor space because he loves to run.

Purpose
Companion, Hunting
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
English Coonhound, Poodle

English Coonoodle Health

Average Size
Height: 20-23 inches Weight: 45-65 lbs
Height: 19-21 inches Weight: 40-60 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Sebaceous Adenitis
Minor Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Corneal Dystrophy
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Addison’s Disease
Occasional Tests
  • Skin Scraping
  • Biopsy
  • Ophthalmic Exam
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Electrocardiograph (ECG - measures rate and rhythm)
  • Holter monitoring (24-hour ECG)
  • Echocardiography (ultrasound)
  • Blood Pressure Evaluation

English Coonoodle Breed History

The name English Coonoodle is a nod to the breed’s color that it inherits from the English – or American English – Coonhound and the name of its other parent breed, the Poodle. The English Coonhound descended from European scent hounds, who were bred liberally across Europe for hunting, particularly in France and England in the in the 17th and 18th centuries. When the North American colonies were established, British colonists brought early versions of the American English Coonhound over to the New World – then known as English Foxhounds. By the 1700s, these dogs were categorized as their own distinct breed and were known as Virginia Hounds. In fact, George Washington is said to have been an avid hound breeder. Eventually, the hounds of Virginia and Maryland began to branch out into three different breeds and dogs that migrated to other parts of the country became known generally as coonhounds for their ability to hunt raccoons as well as foxes. After World War II, fans of the now English Coonhound, began to favor dogs with red-ticked coats. In 2010, American English Coonhounds were recognized by the AKC with the prefix “American” to indicate that this breed was developed in the United States. The English Coonoodle’s other parent breed, the Poodle, was first developed in Germany and also migrated to France where it was refined further; in fact, many think the Poodle is from France because of his popularity there. Once hunters, the Poodle' haircut actually served as a way to keep the muscles and joints warm and supple as they retrieved waterfowl from cold bodies of water.  The hybrid of these two purebreds, the English Coonoodle, is thought to have originated in the southern United States sometime after 1950. Although it has been around for decades, it has not become a popular hybrid. Currently, the English Coonoodle is not recognized by the American Kennel Club.

English Coonoodle Breed Appearance

English Coonoodles typically look like a poodle without a shaggy coat and with select hound-like features. English Coonoodles are medium-sized dogs that have an average weight of 40 to 65 pounds and height of 19 to 23 inches tall. They have a relatively square, lanky, but athletic build. They are combinations of red, white, blue, brown, black and tan which are mottled in some areas and ticked in others. However, depending on the color of the Poodle parent, the coat can also be influenced by silver, gray, cream, and apricot. English Coonoodles have kind and intelligent expressions, with low-set floppy ears, a long snout that ends in a black nose, and round – usually brown – eyes. They also have a medium-length, tapered tail and rounded paws with heavy pads for jaunts in wooded and damp areas.

Eye Color Possibilities
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
Brown
Cream
Gray
Silver
Blue
Black
White
Red
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

English Coonoodle Breed Maintenance

English Coonoodles are moderate shedders and – accordingly – require a moderate level of grooming. They are not completely hypoallergenic, but produce less allergens due to the hair-like coat that they inherit from their Poodle parent. Owners can reduce shedding and matting by occasional brushing and giving their English Coonoodle monthly baths. English Coonoodles that take after their Poodle parent may benefit from more frequent and professional grooming to tame their mane. When bathing an English Coonoodle, owners should give special attention to cleaning out their pet’s floppy ears to avoid infection from wax or debris build up. Like all dog breeds, English Coonoodles should have their teeth brushed on a daily basis and nails clipped once or twice a month.  

Brushes for English Coonoodle
Pin Brush
Comb
Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Daily Weekly Monthly

English Coonoodle Temperament

The devoted English Coonoodle can be both low-key and energetic depending on the situation. These dogs are people-oriented and enjoy relaxing and snuggling with their owners. Despite their size, they are known to curl up with their humans like small lapdogs. They are also intelligent and respond well to obedience training, especially if coached early and consistently. At the same time, this is an athletic dog that requires quite a bit of exercise and mental stimulation. English Coonoodles that take after their Poodle ancestors can be high-strung and quite vocal, having inherited barking and baying from both parent breeds. Given their hunting heritage, English Coonoodles tend to wander and hunt, so they must be monitored when off-leash. Additionally, they may be hesitant around strangers or aggressive toward small pets and children, so it is best to supervise your English Coonoodle when introducing it to new people and animals.

English Coonoodle Activity Requirements

Because the English Coonoodle comes from two high energy breeds, it requires quite a bit of exercise and activity. English Coonoodles should have at least one moderate to long walk a day paired with playtime with its owner or a romp at the dog park. English Coonoodles might even enjoy a swim on occasion. This breed has a very strong hunting instinct, so keep in mind that even a slight trigger will set off. As such, it is best to monitor English Coonoodles in off leash situations. Having access to a sporting outlet for English Coonoodles will help satisfy this impulse, as well as make for a great exercise routine. Despite their energy, these dogs do not mind small living spaces, and can adapt to apartment living if necessary, especially if they get a healthy dose of daily exercise.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
11 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
90 minutes

English Coonoodle Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.2 - $1.4
Monthly Cost
$34 - $45

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