Black and Tan Coonhound


 Country of Origin: United States 
Life Span: 10-12 years 
Bred For: Hunting Racoons 
Coat: Short and Smooth 
Color: Black and Tan 
Height: Male: 25-27″ Female: 23-25″ 
Weight: 55-75lb 

 
History 
Black and Tan Coonhound dogs most likely sprang up from interbreeding of Bloodhounds and Foxhounds, especially the Black and Tan Virginia Foxhound. The breeds evolution happened largely in the Appalachian, Blue Ridge, Ozark, and Smokey mountains, where they were employed to hunt racoons and bears in tough terrain. These dogs, in addition to other Coonhounds, trailed game in the same manner as their Bloodhound forebears, with the nose to the ground however at a slightly faster pace. While this breed will track any animal, they specialize in racoons and possums, oftentimes tracking at night time. When the hunted animal is treed, which means chased up a treed, the dogs will bay till the hunter comes and kills the animal. The AKC acknowledged the dog breed in 1945, however it’s forever been a great deal more popular as a hunting breed than a show breed. 

Temperament 
Black and Tan Coonhound dogs are generally extremely laid-back, good-natured, calm, and unobtrusive indoors.  However once outdoors this breeds firm hunting instincts take hold and they’re difficult to get away from a scent trail. The breed is gentle and patient with children, however are likewise tough, independent, and bull headed. The breed is very well known for its bay and howl. 

Upkeep 
Black and Tan Coonhounds can run forever, however they can be happy with a simple light jog or long walk each day. The coat of this breed requires merely occasional combing. Black and Tan Coonhounds are inclined to drool, and the face f this breed might call for regular wiping. 

Health Concerns 
Health concerns with this dog breed are Hip dysplasia, and ectropion.  It is suggested you get the dogs hips, and eyes tested. Life span: 

Black and Tan Coonhound Dog Breed

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