Black and Tan Coonhound
Breed origin: USA
Original purpose: Trailing and treeing raccoon entirely by scent.
AKC recognized: 1945
AKC group: Hound
Height: males 25 to 27 inches;
females 23 to 25 inches
Coal black with rich tan markings above eyes, on sides of muzzle, chest, legs and breeching, with black pencil markings on toes.
The Black and Tan Coonhound is even tempered, alert, agile, outgoing and friendly. A working trail and tree hound, they hunt entirely by scent and are capable of withstanding the rigors of winter, the heat of summer, and the difficult terrain over which they were bred to work. Their gentle, easeygoing and adaptable temperament also make them good companion dogs, but they are easily distracted by their incredible sense of smell and require a lot of patience with training. They are also very vocal and will bark and howl often, making them unsuitable for someone looking for a quiet dog or someone who lives in an apartment.
Good with other dogs?
OK in apartments?
Suitable canine sports/activities:
Known health problems:
Hip dysplasia, ear infections, eye problems.
Recommended books for further reading:
Other websites for additional information:
American Kennel Club breed page
American Black & Tan Coonhound Club
Wikipedia breed information page
American Black & Tan Coonhound Club Rescue
Page Last Updated: February 1, 2018