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Black and Tan Coonhound

With his powerful nose, fierce desire to hunt and great endurance, the Black and Tan Coonhound is used to track raccoons, deer and bear. This breed originated in the late 1700s when hunters in the Southeast crossed Bloodhounds and Foxhounds to create a new hound capable of independently tracking prey and following cold trails for long distances. Outgoing and playful, the breed requires moderate or fenced exercise daily.
Living Considerations
  • Good with older children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Not suitable for apartment living
Did you know?
The Black and Tan Coonhound does equally well hunting alone or with a pack and can handle even the most rugged terrain. Like many coonhounds, the Black and Tan is named for his coat colour, which is black with rich tan markings above the eyes and on the chest and legs.
Also Known As:
American Black and Tan Coonhound
Black and Tan Coonhound
  • Size Medium
  • Height Males – 63.5 to 69 centimetres at the shoulder, Females – 58.5 to 63.5 centimetres at the shoulder
  • Weight Males – 36 to 41 kilograms, Females – 29.5 to 34 kilograms
  • Coat Short
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Black with rich tan markings
  • Activities Hunting, Field Trials, Tracking, Agility, Herding, Obedience, Search and Rescue, Conformation
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both