Black and Tan Coonhound

The Black and Tan Coonhound is a scent hound that is believed to have originated from the crossing of the Bloodhound and Foxhound.

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Black and Tan Coonhound Characteristics

The Black and Tan Coonhound is a scent hound that is believed to have originated from the crossing of the Bloodhound and Foxhound. They are passionate workers and obedient companions but can become destructive if they are not properly exercised.

Hailing from the Ozarks and Smokies in the United States, the Black and Tan Coonhound is known for their cold nose – the ability to pick up and follow a trail, no matter how faint it is. Their strong hunting instinct makes them rarely thought of as a family dog, but they are actually quite silly and have a laidback, gentle nature.

Their stamina makes them great jogging or running buddies, but they are equally happy on a daily walk.

Black and Tan Coonhounds love children and are great playmates. They also get along well with other dogs and even cats if they are socialised properly. They also make great watchdogs – alerting you with a deep throated bark when someone is approaching. They are not aggressive, though.

Black and Tan Coonhounds can be stubborn, so they require firm, consistent training. They also love to bay and howl – especially if there are squirrels or other small animals around. If they are bored, they can be destructive and noisy. They are not homebodies, either, and will wander off if given the chance.

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Black and Tan Coonhound Major Health Concerns

The Black and Tan Coonhound are prone to hip dysplasia, ear infections, and weight gain. Because of their high energy level, this breed is best suited to an active family.

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Black and Tan Coonhound Interesting Facts

There are two types of Black and Tan Coonhounds – bench (show) lines and field lines. The field lines are bred for hunting and field work.

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