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A smooth-coated hound of any of various breeds developed in the southeast United States to hunt raccoons.


(Breeds) another name for raccoon dog2



a hound of any of several breeds developed esp. for hunting raccoons.
[1915–20, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Hound breeds (413): Afghan Hounds 25, American English Coonhounds 2, American Foxhounds 2, Basenjis 19, Basset Hounds 8, Beagles (13") 12, Beagles (15") 19, Black and Tan Coonhounds 5, Bloodhounds 9, Bluetick Coonhounds 2, Borzoi 29, Dachshunds (Longhaired) 26, Dachshunds (Smooth) 27, Dachshunds (Wirehaired) 20, English Foxhounds 4, Greyhounds 9, Harriers 5, Ibizan Hounds 12, Irish Wolfhounds 11, Norwegian Elkhounds 12, Otterhounds 7, Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen 9, Pharaoh Hounds 16, Plotts 1, Redbone Coonhounds 7, Rhodesian Ridgebacks 50, Salukis 20, Scottish Deerhounds 5, Treeing Walker Coonhounds 13, Whippets 27.
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.
Coonhounds were originally used to hunt raccoons and their long ears are used for tracking, not enhanced hearing.