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Raccoon hunting dogs have been crucial for the coon hunt since as early as 18th century. They originate from scent hounds that were bred in France, England, and Ireland mainly for foxhunting.
Coon hunters bred them to combine their amazing sense of scent with the ability to “tree” the raccoons.
This type of breeding resulted in six main different breeds of raccoon hunting dogs. Besides the different looks, all of them have some characteristics that make them different, but all of them are great at what they do.
I’ve been working with these amazing dogs for years, that’s why I want to tell you more about each of them and what makes them so great.