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American English Coonhound
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  • The American English Coonhound is AKC’s 171st breed.
  • The American English Coonhound has been assigned the Hound Group designation.
  • The American English Coonhound has been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service since 1995.
  • At the October 2010 Board Meeting the American English Coonhound became eligible for AKC registration, June 1, 2011 and was eligible for competition in the Hound Group, effective June 30, 2011. There will be an open registry for the breed until July 1 2016.
  • At the April 2009 Board Meeting the American English Coonhound Association will serve as the AKC Parent Club to represent the American English Coonhound and will be eligible to compete in the Miscellaneous Class, effective January 1, 2010.
  • In December 2003 the AKC Board approved the eligibility of some Foundation Stock breeds, which meet certain criteria, for competition in AKC Companion Events (Obedience, Tracking, and Agility), effective January 1, 2004. The breeds must have a minimum of 150 dogs with three generation pedigrees recorded in the FSS®, a national breed club with members in at least 20 states, and an AKC approved breed standard. The Bluetick Coonhound was one of 20 breeds who met the requirements. Requests by breed clubs to have their breeds compete in the various Performance Events would be considered on a case-by-case basis.




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