Thinking about purchasing a Black and Tan Coonhound? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Black and Tan Coonhound breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Black and Tan Coonhound owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Black and Tan Coonhound and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Black and Tan Coonhound Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Black and Tan Coonhound and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Black and Tan Coonhound Breed Profile
Varying in coloring, there are many similarities among the six types of Coonhounds: the Black and Tan Coonhound, the Blue Tick Coonhound, the English Coonhound, the Plott Hound, the Redbone Coonhound and the Treeing Walker. Black and Tan Coonhounds were and still are used for trailing and treeing raccoon, bears, big cats, or whatever their master is hunting. They run their game entirely by scent, often hunting at night for raccoons, as raccoons are nocturnal. Black and Tan Coonhounds are especially friendly to people and animals (except the animals they trail). They are eager to please, confident and well rounded in temperament. These Coonhounds are determined in their scent tracking, and were bred specifically for that purpose. They are the first Coonhound to separate from the American Foxhound umbrella of breeds, and were also the only Coonhound to be accepted by the AKC, although they are mostly bred for treeing and rarely bred for show. Black and Tan Coonhounds do well at adapting to different environments. They do well in both extremes of weather, and are highly intelligent animals. They are hard workers and live for the hunt. They bawl quite loudly and quite often because when they catch the scent of a raccoon and start following it, they bay for their master to hear them. As soon as they corner the quarry they bay and howl in a different tone so that their master knows they've got the animal cornered. Black and Tan Coonhounds require a high-fenced yard, as these dogs will run off on a scent if they get the chance. Strong in instinct and confident of their abilities, the Black and Tan Coonhound makes an excellent Coonhound or pet.
Other Names: American Black and Tan Coonhound
25 - 27 inches; Females: 23 - 25 inches.
and tan only. Black and Tan Coonhounds have tan muzzles, usually two
tan points above the eyes, as well as tan on their legs and paws. The rest of
the body is black.
and Tan Coonhounds are determined, lively, very friendly and active. They do
not require a lot of exercise, but do enjoy it greatly and are willing to walk
long distances. They can be mellow, amiable, calm and unobtrusive while indoors,
while they can be lively, active and determined outside when they find a scent.
Black and Tan Coonhounds are strong, stubborn, and independent. They love to
bay and howl.
Watch-dog: High. Once they
catch a scent they are determined to find it. They are assertive and watchful.
Black and Tan Coonhound Care and
Training: Brush the Black and Tan Coonhounds coat two or three
times weekly. Check their long ears regularly, as they are prone to infection.
The Black and Tan Coonhound is an extremely active breed who requires a great
deal of space and will be happiest on a farm. Puppies need to be well-socialized
and and taught not to roam. Black and Tan Coonhounds can be stubborn. The best
owner for this breed would be a family in a rural or suburban home with a lot
Activity: Indoor - Low.
Outdoor - High. They enjoy a good hunt and are lively when given the space.
Black and Tan Coonhound Health Issues: Progressive retinal atrophy, eye problems, hip and elbow displaysia.
Life Span: 10 - 12 years
Country of Origin:
United States of America
First Registered by the AKC:
Black and Tan
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