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.
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.
Does your Black and Tan Coonhound bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety
is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
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.
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.
If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet
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.
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. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay
is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Black and Tan Coonhound puppy.
Consider crate training
if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
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. Socialization
is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Male: 25-27; Female: 23-25 inches
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