Black and Tan Coonhound

Also Called: Black and Tan Coonhound

Black and Tan Coonhound
Affection Level Cuddly
Friendliness High
Kid Friendly High
Pet Friendly High
Exercise Needs Significant
Playfulness High
Energy Level High
Trainability Average
Intelligence High
Tendency To Bark Low
Amount Of Shedding Medium

The Black and Tan Coonhound is an American hunting dog notable for its black-and-tan markings. It is a scent hound, bred to hunt raccoon and other small game.

Breed Overview

  • Group: Scenthounds
  • Life Span: 10-12 years
  • Height: Medium
  • Weight: Medium
  • Coat: Short
  • Coat Colors: Black,Tan
  • Litter Size: 5-9
  • Family: Scenthounds
  • Hypoallergenic: false
  • Recognition: AKC
  • Size: Medium

Training and Care

Black and Tan Coonhounds are easy to train if you maintain an assertive, consistent, and firm authority. As working dogs, they need lots of mental and physical stimulation. Careful and patient training will be necessary for proper behavior.

Diet and Nutrition

Black and Tan Coonhounds should be given a nutritious diet and lots of fresh, clean drinking water. Feeding these dogs a high-quality diet is essential for their good health and well-being.

Health Problems

Black and Tan Coonhounds are generally healthy dogs. However, they are prone to some common canine health issues, such as hip dysplasia, chronic ear infections, hypothyroidism, and bloat.

Breed History

The Black and Tan Coonhound is an American rancher bred and used for hunting in the United States. It is thought to be descended from the Bloodhound, Foxhounds, and various European hounds.

Where to Buy or Adopt

Black and Tan Coonhounds are available from breeders, or through rescues and shelters. Prices for these dogs range from around $800 to $1,500 depending on where you purchase them from.

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