Black and Tan Coonhound Dog Breed Information
|Country of Origin||United States|
|Nicknames and Other Names||American Black and Tan Coonhound|
|Scientific Name||Canis lupus familiaris|
|Bred For||Hunting big and small game|
|Recognized By||AKC, FCI, UKC, CKC, NZKC|
|Life Span||10-12 Years|
|Ideal Weight||Male: 50-75 pounds|
Female: 40-65 pounds
|Ideal Height||Male: 25-27 inches|
Female: 23-25 inches
|Fur Type||Short and dense|
|Common Colors||Black and Tan|
|Achievements||Enrolled as a war dog|
|Suitable for Apartments||No|
|Used in World War||No|
|Most Similar To||Bluetick Coonhound|
Black and Tan Coonhound (B&T) is a hunting dog originally from the United State of America. The big and strong Black and Tan is calm in nature, friendly and outgoing. They are known as a working dog, excellent tracker,
Black and Tan Coonhound is capable of tolerating both cold weather and heat. They form a strong bond with their people. They are excellent companion to those who loves being outdoors for a walk.
Origin and History
Black and Tan Coonhound
Although they were bred to hunt down raccoon, rabbit and other small animals, they were also capable to track and hunt big animals like wild boar and bear. Once they track down their pray, they would alert the hunters with his howl.
Black and Tan is not so familiar dog, however, they are very popular in the southern part of the
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Behavior, Temperament and Personality
Black and Tan Coonhounds are active, friendly and outgoing. They are very playful as puppies but are not particularly playful in an adult. Black and Tan can be quite reserved around strangers, so, proper socialization is necessary as a puppy. Despite their big size, they think themselves as a lap dog and can climb on your lap anytime.
Training Black and Tan can be a difficult task to do as they see themselves as a leader. Therefore, you need to prove him that you are the leader and he should follow your command. They are stubborn and manipulative, so you should be a confident leader but not a harsh one.
Do not train your Black and Tan with forceful hand and harsh words. They are very sensitive and might shut themselves. Use positive reinforcement with treats, word praises and gentle pat whenever he does his job.
- Black and Tan Coonhound is a first hound ever to be officially registered in
AmericanKennel Club in 1945.
- Black and Tan, compared to the human nose, can detect a scent that is one hundred million times fainter.
- The most sensitive part of Black and Tan is his nose, so the owner should be careful and avoid using strong sprays as they might affect his nose.
- Black and Tan have the loud baying bark developed to alert hunters when prey is trapped.
- Black and Tan Coonhound is named after their
lackcoat with a tan mark.
|Common Health Issues||Cataracts, Hip Dysplasia, Hemophilia B, |
Coonhound Paralysis, Entropion
|Vaccination Required||Rabies, Canine Distemper, |
Canine Parvovirus, Leptospirosis,
Canine Parainfluenza, Canine Parvovirus,
Kennel Cough, Canine Coronavirus
|Grooming||Easy and Minimal|
|Weight Gain Potential||High|
|Separation Anxiety||Moderate Chance|
|Diets and Supplements||Protein: 25%-32%|
The average life expectancy of Black and Tan Coonhound is around 10-13 years. They are generally a healthy breed with possibly some genetic health problem. Some canine health problems that the Black and Tan can suffer from are:
- Hip Dysplasia
- Ear and Nose Infections
Coat and Colors
Black and Tan have a short and dense coat with tan marking on the muzzle, chest, paws, and eyebrows. Their coat is black with tan marking.
The cost of the Black and Tan Coonhound is anywhere from $500-$1500. However, the cost of adopting a puppy is $300 or less that includes the expenses of taking care of the puppy before adoption.
The average height of Black and Tan Coonhound is 23-27 centimeters at its withers. The average weight is 55-75 pounds.
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