The following breeds will make their national TV debuts at The National Dog Show Presented by Purina, on NBC from 12-2pm in all time zones following the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The new breeds will be among 173 AKC-sanctioned breeds as almost 2,000 dogs compete for the prestigious title of "Best In Show."
The American English Coonhound evolved from Virginia Hounds, descendants of English Foxhounds. Originally these hounds were used to hunt fox by day and raccoons by night and were named the English Fox and Coonhound. Today's American English Coonhound is a wide-ranging hunter that possesses tremendous speed and endurance, and excellent voice. A strong and graceful athlete, he needs regular exercise to stay in peak shape. The breed's hard, protective coat is of medium length and can be red and white ticked, blue and white ticked, tri-colored with ticking, red and white, and white and black. The breed is pleasant, alert, confident and sociable with both humans and dogs.
ENTLEBUCHER MOUNTAIN DOG