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Doggone It! Which Coon Hunting Hounds are the Best?


You can’t go coon hunting without a dog, of course. Several breeds have proven themselves to be favorites of coon hunters through the years. Here’s a look at a few of them.

Redbone Coon Hound – considered by many to be the best coon hunting dog, the redbone has a smooth red coat on a slender body. It’s easy-going but has the power and speed to do its job in the field. Weighing between 50 and 70 pounds with a height of 20 to 27 inches, the redbone has thick pads on the bottom of its feet. The dogs are born and bred hunters.

Blue Tick Hound – named for its bluish color and dark spots on its back, the blue tick hound weighs 45 to 85 pounds and stands 21 to 27inches tall. They can be trained to live indoors and are good with children and adults. They do tend to need several walks or jogs every day to burn off energy.

Treeing Walker Coon Hound – a blend of early American and British breeds, the walker is white, brown and black with a lengthy, powerful body. It weighs in at 40 to 65 pounds. The walker has a calm temperament but also requires a great deal of exercise and long walks.

No matter what kind of dog you choose, you can be assured of finding all the training and coon hunting supplies you need at the Buzzard’s Roost. They feature Petsafe training systems with both Petsafe electronic fences and Petsafe in-ground fences. You’ll also find all the Garmin systems and GPS accessories you’ll need for successful training and hunting, including the Garmin Alpha, Garmin Astro 320, the Garmin 320, the Garmin TT15 and the Garmin Drivetrack. Also available are the Dogtra Pathfinder GPS, the Dogtra Collar and a remarkable range of other coon hunting supplies.

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