Black and Tan Coonhound Dog Breed Information

Black and Tan Coonhound Quick Facts
Black and Tan Coonhound
Breed Group: Hound
Origen: United States of America
Nickname: Coonhound
Weight: 55-75 lbs
Height: 23-27 inches
Color(s): Black and Tan

Black and Tan Coonhound Appearance

The Black and tan coonhound is a large hunting dog, with an alert expression. Unlike most other breeds, the Black and Tan Coonhound hunts by scent only. The general impression is that of power, agility and watchfulness. They are square built; slightly longer than tall. The muzzle is long. The eyes are nearly round in size and the colors are hazel to brown. The long ears are set low, hanging, reaching beyond the tip of the nose. The tail is carried high and nearly perpendicular to the back.

The Black and tan coonhound has a short and dense coat that is black with distinct tan markings on the muzzle, limbs and chest. The weight of the Black and tan coonhound is around 55-75 pounds and the height is around 23-27 inches.

Black and Tan Coonhound Temperament

The Black and tan coonhound is intelligent, loyal and good-natured hunter. They are easy going working dogs, great companion and love to spend time with their families. In order to get the best that this breed has to offer, it is important for this dog to be around other hounds, preferable older and experienced dogs. The Black and Tan Coonhound is moderately easy to train. He learns new commands at the average rate. He is neither difficult nor easy to train. They are strong, independent and stubborn. They are gentle and tolerant with children but reserved with strangers.

Is Black and Tan Coonhound the Right Dog Breed for You?

The Black and tan coonhound is not recommended for an apartment life. They will do best as a house dog with access to at least an average-sized yard. A fence is important, as the Black and Tan has an excellent nose and will follow his nose on a trail he finds exciting and could be at risk to danger. This breed is not well-suited for someone who is looking for a quiet dog. This is an active and energetic breed that needs a great deal of exercise. The Black and tan Coonhound can run for miles but is better off with a long walk on leash, or a vigorous game in a safe area. The Black and tan Coonhound will adapt to any environment; He is capable of withstanding the rigors of winter, the heat of summer, and the difficult terrain over which he is called upon to work.

Black and Tan Coonhound Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the Black and tan coonhound is around 10-12 years.

Black and Tan Coonhound Health problems

The Black and tan coonhound is a relatively healthy breed. The major concern associate with them is CHD (Coronary Heart Disease). They could also be prone to hypothyroidism, ectropion, ear infections, elbow dysplasia, hip dysplasia and eye problems. As with all breeds the Black and tan coonhound will need regular vaccinations, worming, flea and tick treatment to keep him healthy.

Black and Tan Coonhound Care and Grooming

The coat of the Black and tan coonhound is not hard to groom. He needs to be brushing and combing twice a week, more often when shedding to remove dead hair. Brush with a firm bristle, and dry shampoo occasionally. Bathe in mild soap only when necessary. Over bathing or frequent bathing your dog will strip the oils from the coat and may cause severe skin irritations and possible allergy type reactions. The proper nutrition will keep the dog's coat healthy and shinny.

Black and Tan Coonhound Shedding

The Black and tan coonhound is a heavy shedder; you'll find hair stuck to your couch, carpets, clothes and everything else in your home, therefore is not best suited for those with allergies.