Black and Tan Coonhound Puppies & Breed Information

Black and Tan Coonhound

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Black and Tan Coonhound Breed Information


Breed Group: Hound

Weight: 55-75 lbs

Height: Male: 25-27; Female: 23-25 inches

Color(s): black and tan

Overview

Considered to be an American Breed, the Black and Tan Coonhound originated during the 1700s. This scent hound is a talented hunter of raccoon, opossum, bear, wild boar, and cougar. They are able to hunt in any type of weather and terrain. In 1945, this breed became one of only six varieties of coonhound to be recognized by the American Kennel Club. There are two types of Black and Tan Coonhound: Show and Field.

Character

The Black and Tan Coonhound is powerful, large, and hard-working. Individuals of this breed have their own distinct and unique howl that is easily identifiable by their owner. They are solidly built and possess remarkable stamina and tenacity. They are considered to have the most highly developed sense of smell in the canine world.

Temperament

This breed is highly intelligent, loyal, obedient, and quite adept at problem solving. The Black and Tan Coonhound is extremely alert, eager, and dedicated to their work. They are outgoing, good-natured, and friendly. They do best in a home with older considerate children. This breed typically gets along well with other dogs but is not recommended for a home with cats or other small household pets. They have a tendency to howl excessively if left alone for extended periods of time. This breed is reserved with strangers but is not generally aggressive.

Care

The Black and Tan Coonhound requires weekly brushing to minimize loose hair. Bathing or dry shampooing should be done when necessary. The long ears must be checked and cleaned on a regular basis to prevent infection. Black and Tan Coonhounds have a tendency to drool so regular wiping of the face is recommended. They may be prone to such health issues as hip dysplasia, ear cankers, PRA, and Hemophilia B.

Coat

The coat of the Black and Tan Coonhound is short, sleek, and dense. The color of the coat, as the name implies, is black with tan markings on the muzzle, chest, and legs. Puppies are born solid black. The tan markings develop when the puppies are a few weeks old. This breed is a continuous shedder.

Training

This breed requires early socialization and obedience with special emphasis placed on recall. The Black and Tan Coonhound may be willful and stubborn due to their ability of independent thought. They do not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with respect, firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency. They display talent in agility, tracking, and hunting.

Activity

An energetic and boisterous breed, the Black and Tan Coonhound needs daily vigorous exercise and stimulation. They enjoy securely leashed walks and make excellent jogging and hiking companions. This breed is not recommended for apartment or city dwelling. They do best in a secluded rural setting where they can safely romp and roam freely or in a home with a large securely fenced yard.

Ownership

If you are looking for Black and Tan Coonhound puppies for sale from reputable Black and Tan Coonhound breeders or to adopt Black and Tan Coonhounds from a Black and Tan Coonhound rescue then make sure you understand as much about the dog breeds you are interested in as you can. Every puppy breed is different. Begin your research by reading the breed information about the Black and Tan Coonhound puppy above. Search our dog breeds section to find Black and Tan Coonhound puppies that make great pets.


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