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Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
What is it?
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), is a disease that affects the photoreceptor cells which affects a dog’s ability to see. PRA is an inherited disease that occurs in many breeds of dogs and also occurs in mixed breeds as well. It predominantly affects the rods and cones of the retina, which detect light, movement, and color.
Abnormally reflective eyes when a light shines on them
Hesitance to go downstairs
Cataract formation in both the eyes
Difficulty seeing in bright light
Treatments may include surgery and prescription medications.
What is it?
Elbow dysplasia means “abnormal development of the elbow joint in young, large, rapidly growing dogs. It involves abnormal bone growth, cartilage development, or joint stresses. In young, large, and giant breed dogs, elbow dysplasia is the most prevalent cause of forelimb lameness. Elbow dysplasia is much similar to Hip dysplasia.
Early symptoms typically include lameness and weakness in the dog and elbow pain as well. Dog's unwillingness to climb stairs or jump up onto a couch or other height.
The treatment measures may include:
These dogs are extremely loyal and affectionate towards children and their owners
Coonhounds possess great energy and should be trained well to be energetic outside and a laid-back pooch inside the house, their boredom can easily lead to destruct in-house by chewing or barking around
Due to their high energy levels, you won’t find them lounging in the house but constantly willing to go outside and play
Short and dense coat, which are easy to groom
This breed comes in the widest variation and pattern from bluetick, redtick to black and white
The coat is short and dense and requires minimal grooming. An occasional brushing is usually sufficient. This breed has minimal shedding
The breed requires early socialization with other puppies for good behavior when they grow up. Training a coonhound is not difficult if done correctly. Most coonhounds are food-oriented and will go to great lengths for a dog cookie. The breed’s prey drive and seemingly endless energy can sometimes stand in the way of training, as they're not always keen to engage in activities that don't require hunting.
Coonhound: Introduction to the Breed
They are the descendants of English foxhounds. English foxhounds were bred with other hounds to create the American Coonhound. When they’re on the trail these are smart, high-energy dogs with singular determination.
Coonhounds are medium to large athletic dogs with high endurance and are known as scent hounds. These dogs are first and foremost working dogs, hunting both large and small game. Though friendly and easygoing, these hardy hounds require so much physical activity that they should be paired with an owner who will take them hunting, jogging (on dirt or grass, not concrete), hiking, and/or swimming.
Coonhound Features –
Medium to large-size breed
Coonhound is best suited for:
The ideal coonhound owner is patient and committed to providing the attention and training that they require. They are well suited for families who can look after these dogs throughout the day rather than leaving them alone for longer hours which can get them bored and lead to chewing, barking and jumping around. They should be trained well from the start and they’ll be the most affectionate and friendly pets.
Things to watch out for before deciding to own a Coonhound
Unless they are extremely well-trained, coonhounds do not make good off-leash dogs.
If they are left alone for an extended period of time, they will develop problem behaviors such as fence climbing, chewing, digging, or barking.
Vigorous exercise requirements to keep them active mentally and physically
Destructiveness when bored or not exercised enough
Is a Coonhound a smart dog?
Training is of utmost importance and should be done right at an early stage. This breed is very intelligent and eager to learn. These hounds love to please their people, but they also have a stubborn, independent streak. This can make them seem difficult to a trainer who doesn't understand the coonhound brain. Coonhound is likely to resist training and will need plenty of regular exercises to be a calm, laid-back dog inside the house.
Coonhound makes a good family dog due to its affectionate, sweet personality. They are also known for their unique, expressive personalities and talkative nature. This breed has simple grooming needs. Coonhound’s loud bark is more than adequate to warn a family of someone on the property, and acts as a great watchdog, if you are looking for dogs with such features, you have found one.