AKC PuppyFinder: Black and Tan Coonhound Puppies

Breed Traits
  • Personality: Easygoing, friendly, bright; mellow by the fireside, rugged and brave on the trail
  • Energy Level: Somewhat Active; Big, athletic hunters who work nights, B&Ts need regular exercise between naps
  • Good with Children: Yes
  • Good with other Dogs: Yes
  • Shedding: Seasonal
  • Grooming: Occasional
  • Trainability: Independent
  • Height: 25-27 inches (male), 23-25 inches (female)
  • Weight: 65-110 pounds
  • Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
  • Barking Level: Likes To Be Vocal
Breed Description
Hunters and active families couldn't ask for a better partner than the Black and Tan Coonhound. These hounds are not only rugged, determined working dogs, but also sociable, outgoing companions. They love being with their people and may howl mournfully when left alone too much. Your Black and Tan Coonhound puppy needs plenty of exercise. His prey drive is strong, so a fenced yard, walks on a lead and training are important. He'll keep up with even the most active family and will then be just as happy to sprawl out on the couch with you at day's end.
History & Job

Origin: United States

Year Recognized: 1945

Breed History & Job Description: The raccoon is an unsung hero of American history. These plump, nocturnal creatures were a steady source of meat, fur, and fat for settlers who tamed the wild continent. With typical Yankee ingenuity, frontiersmen crossed European hounds to create a uniquely American breed type: the coonhound. These dogs trail raccoon scent through moonlit woods and swamps until they “tree” their quarry, bawling along the way in a clear, musical voice to mark their location to rifle-toting hunters.

Health

While the Black and Tan Coonhound is not prone to the average canine disorders, some degree of hip dysplasia has been recorded. But like all breeds there may be some health issues such as cataracts and some thyroid issues. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Black and Tan Coonhounds are generally a healthy breed. The American Black and Tan Coonhound Club has its own Canine Health Committee and many members have their breeding stock tested.


Recommended Health Test from the National Breed Club:

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
Breed Club
  • Breed Club: American Black and Tan Coonhound Club
  • Breed Club Link: http://www.abtcc.com/
  • Breed Standard: View
  • Group: Hound
  • 2015 Popularity: 127
Rescue
  • Breed Club Rescue: American Black & Tan Coonhound Rescue
  • Breed Club Rescue Email: jayne23@att.net
  • Breed Club Rescue Phone: Jane Schlegel
  • Breed Club Rescue Link: http://www.coonhoundrescue.com/
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