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.