Black and Tan Coonhound
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The Black and Tan Coonhound is an American breed
thought to be the result of crossing the Bloodhound
with the Virginia Foxhound. There also a belief
that this breed is a descendant of the St. Hubert
Bloodhound and the Talbot Hound which was known
in England in the 11th century.
The Black and Tan Coonhound is a large and powerful
working hound best known as a racoon hunter. This
breed is also very successful while hunting other
game such as deer, mountain lions, stag and opossum
- even on difficult terrain. Black and Tan Coonhounds
can withstand extremes of temperatures, can cover
a lot of ground with long rhythmic strides and
can hunt on even a very faint scent.
These lovable, sweet-natured and trusting dogs
can be difficult to find for sale - because of
this, they can be quite costly. The Black and
Tan Coonhound was admitted into the American Kennel
Club registry in 1945.
height for a Black and Tan Coonhound is 23-27
inches (58-68 cm.)
weight for a Black and Tan Coonhound is 65-130
pounds (45-64 kg.)
Coat Type: The
Black and Tan Coonhound has a short, dense coat.
Grooming is minimal - only an occasional brushing
Color: The color
of the Black and Tan Coonhound's coat is deep
black with rich tan markings above the above the
eyes, as well as on the muzzle, legs, and chest.
Excessive tan markings and white anywhere on the
body are not desirable.
Black and Tan Coonhounds are intelligent, friendly,
alert and loyal. They are not shy or vicious.
Black and Tan Coonhound can be stubborn, therefore,
on-going training may be necessary. As natural
hunters, they may take off in search of a scent,
so be sure to keep them on a leash or in a secure
area. Also, Black and Tan Coonhounds have a tendency
to bay or howl, especially if left alone for too
long. This breed is known to drool or slobber.
Black and Tan Coonhound is prone to hip dysplasia.
They should not be overfed. The average life span
of a Black and Tan Coonhound is between 10-12
• This breed was admitted to the American
Kennel Club in 1945.
• The Black and Tan Coonhound was the first
coonhound to be considered as a separate breed
from the American Foxhound.
AKC: Hound Group
CKC: Hounds Group 2
FCI: Group 6 Section 1 - Scenthounds
UKC: Scenthound Breeds