Is a coonhound a good family dog? Coonhounds make excellent family pets. They are good with children of all ages and usually take all the petting that is dished out. However, no dog should ever be left unsupervised with children; children don’t always know how to treat a dog and every dog does have its limit.
Are coonhounds aggressive? They will follow their noses if left unattended off a leash. With other dogs, they may become aggressive if the humans are not showing dominance. They may need to be corrected for unacceptable behavior at the appropriate time. These dogs can become easy going, loyal, protective dogs and are great with an active family.
Do coonhounds like to cuddle? Bluetick Coonhounds, named for the pattern on their coats, are a hunting dog that loves nothing more than to chase down their prey and capture it for their humans. They’re a loyal and smart breed that absolutely loves to cuddle. They’re incredibly affectionate and want nothing more than to be loved by you.
Do coonhounds ever calm down? “They will go from needing everything out of you because they’re a baby to getting into trouble, chewing on a shoe, or getting into the garbage,” Snedegar says, adding that they usually will calm down before they turn 2 years old.