Black and Tan Coonhound

Black and Tan CoonhoundBlack and Tan Coonhound History:

Black and Tan Coonhound originated from the Talbot Hound, which is found in medieval England after the 11th century. Its ancestry is then traced through the Bloodhound and the Foxhound to the Black and Tan Virginia Foxhound. It became the first to be recognized by the American Kennel Club last 1945 in the six varieties of Coonhound and the Hound group.

Appearance:

Black and Tan Coonhound’s coat is short and dense. The color is coal black with rich tan markings. The ears, which are extremely long, wide and thin, are set low and far back on the head and hang well down the neck. The color of the eyes ranges from hazel to brown. It has muscular legs that are long and proportion to body length. The tail is set lower than the natural line of the back. The weight is about 40-75 lbs. while the height 21-27 in.

Temperament:

Black and Tan Coonhound is even-tempered, easygoing, adaptable, gentle, lovable, trusting, mellow, amiable, calm, and unobtrusive indoors. Aside from those, it is also strong, independent and stubborn. It has strong hunting instincts, making it proficient on hunting deer, bear, wolf, cougar, and others. They have a loud and baying bark which are distinct and can be easily recognized from a great distance by their owners. It is gentle and tolerant with children but may be too independent. It has the ability to run for miles although a moderate jog or long walk will do. It can wander if it catches a scent, so a safe area is mandatory.

Health:

Black and Tan Coonhounds have some risks of hip dysplasia, ear cancer and other ear infections, and eye problems. It can generally have eight puppies. Its coat needs only occasional brushing. Most Coonhounds drool making the face to need regular wiping. The ears should also be checked regularly. The expected lifespan is 10–12 years.