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A smooth-coated hound of any of various breeds developed in the southeast United States to hunt raccoons.
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(Breeds) another name for raccoon dog2
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a hound of any of several breeds developed esp. for hunting raccoons.
[1915–20, Amer.]
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Noun1.coonhound - any of several breeds of hound developed for hunting raccoons
hound, hound dog - any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears
coondog - any dog trained to hunt raccoons
black-and-tan coonhound - American breed of large powerful hound dogs used for hunting raccoons and other game
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Two men stepped out, and cut the dark of night with bright headlamps while their Walker coonhounds eagerly pressed against the doors of their dog boxes in the pickup bed.
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Even though 1 used to run coonhounds I've never really been into bird dogs, but Sam and I thought it would be a good idea to pick up a Lab pup."
Siberians, Alaskan Malamutes, Akitas, Russian Wolfhounds, Salukis, Saint Bernards, and mongrels--Greyhounds mixed with Newfoundlands and a dash of Belgian Shepherd; Labradors mixed with Coonhounds. Their names had been painted on the green wooden boxes they slept in: Mars, Frost, McGee, Bandit, Minnow, Tip, Empire, Stewpot, Pluto.
As fancy as his handguns were, the gun that accompanied him daily as igl he drove around the groves in his old pick-up truck or trailed coonhounds at night was a Savage Model 24 in .22/.410.
She recommends turning the dial once for 1 milliliter per ear unless you're working with larger ear canals, as with Coonhounds, Spaniels, or Basset Hounds, in which case she uses 2 ml per ear.
Born in Amesbury, Massachusetts in 1961, Shorter now lives in New Hampshire's beautiful North Country with her husband, Ron and two Red Bone Coonhounds. She writes in lovely a cabin in the woods called "The Pen Den." She is a grandmother of seven.
My grandpas and great uncles (depending on the side of the family) kept coonhounds, bird dogs and squirrel dogs.
Coonhounds were originally used to hunt raccoons and their long ears are used for tracking, not enhanced hearing.
By some fluke, I open it at a page describing Washington's expertise at breeding hunting dogs, one of which he called "the Virginian hound." He also bred Bluetick coonhounds from a set of five English foxhounds given to him by the French General Lafayette in 1770.
Depending on your area, your customers may have deerhounds, rabbit dogs, coonhounds, feists or hog dogs.