Black and Tan Coonhound

Black and Tan Coonhound

Black and Tan Coonhound


The Black and Tan Coonhound puppies were first bred during the 1700s. They’re considered an American breed and are scent hounds. This makes them excellent hunting dogs of bear, raccoon, cougar, opossum and wild boar. They have the ability to hunt no matter what the weather or terrain is. Black and Tan Coonhounds became one of the six coonhound varieties recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1945. There are Show Black and Tan Coonhounds and Field Black and Tan Coonhounds.


The Black and Tan Coonhound puppies are a boisterous and energetic breed. Therefore, they require daily exercise and stimulation. They like walks while securely leashed and also are ideal hiking and jogging companions. They’re not meant for apartment or city living and do best in a country setting where they can roam freely and safely.


Weekly brushing is required of the Black and Tan Coonhound puppies to keep down loose hair. They should be bathed or dry shampooed when needed. Regular checks and cleaning needs to be conducted on their ears to prevent infection. This breed tends to drool so they need their faces wiped regularly. Health issues they’re pone to include ear cankers, hip dysplasia, Hemophilia B and PRA.


Black and Tan Coonhounds are large, hardworking and powerful dogs. They have their unique howl that owners can easily identify. They’re solidly built with amazing tenacity and stamina. In addition, they’re believed to have the most highly developed sense of smell of all canines.


Black and Tan Coonhound puppies have a short, dense and sleek coat. The color is black with tan markings on the legs, chest and muzzle. They are solid black at birth and develop the tan markings at a few weeks of age. They shed continuously.


Black and Tan Coonhound puppies are very intelligent, obedient, loyal and great at problem solving. They’re also quite alert, focused on their work, and eager to please. Their nature is one of friendliness as they’re good-natured and outgoing. Older children do best with this breed. They also generally get along with other dogs but shouldn’t be brought into a home where there are cats or other small pets. They tend to howl excessively when left alone for a long time. They’re reserved around strangers but not usually aggressive.


Black and Tan Coonhound puppies need socialization at a young age as well as obedience with special training on recall. They can be stubborn and willful because they’re capable of independent thought. Don’t try training with heavy handed or harsh techniques. This must be conducted with firmness, respect, patience, consistency and fairness. Their talents lie in tracking, hunting and agility.