Bred especially for nighttime tracking, the quarry of this hound is primarily the nocturnal raccoon and opossum. Coonhounds are very adept at searching out and treeing its prey.Known for their baritone baying, this classical hound is all instinct. They are sweet natured, friendly and boisterous, but can be a handful to train and keep. They require daily exercise and exploring to satisfy their desire to hunt therefore they are happiest living on a large acreage or in a secluded area where they can roam around freely.
Coonhounds are affectionate with children; however, they do need ongoing supervision when they are around very young children. They get along well with other dogs, but can be a challenge around cats.
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