Black and Tan Coonhound Dog Breed Information, Images, Characteristics, Health

Basic Information - Black and Tan Coonhound for Sale

Group:
Hound dog
Origin:
United States
Height Male:
53 - 69 cm20 - 28 inches
Height Female:
53 - 61 cm20 - 25 inches
Weight Male:
23 - 34 kg50 - 75 pounds
Weight Female:
18 - 29 kg39 - 64 pounds
Life Span:
10 - 12 Years
Litter Size:
8 - 10
Size:
Large dog
Other Names:
Black and tan BTC
Colors Available:
Coal black with rich tan marking
Coat:
Short and dense
Shedding:
Moderate
Temperament:
Friendly, Gentle, Independent, Intelligent, Loyal, Stubborn
Grooming:
Moderate maintenance
Trainability:
Hard
Hypoallergenic:
No
Kids Friendly:
Yes
New Owners Friendly:
Yes

History - Black and Tan Coonhound for Sale

black and tan coonhoundDescendent of the English Talbot Hound, the Black and Tann Coonhound is nevertheless an American creation. Developed by crossing the Black and Tan Virginia Foxhound with the Bloodhound in the very early years of the American experience. It is said that George Washington owned several. The very first Coonhound that was given American Kennel Club registration was the Black and Tan in 1945. They had been admitted to the United Kennel Club in 1912. The Black and Tan Coonhound is a traditional hunting dog – known by hunters as a “trail and tree hound”. This is a dog that finds its prey and trees it. They have incredibly strong instincts to hunt and need to hunt. They can track their prey for miles and if they have a scent you cannot get their attention back. They have been valued because they can “cold track”, following the scent of an animal that left the scene long ago. They are known to have tracked mountain lions and bears as well as deer and coon. They were developed to keep the American settlers safe and well fed, but also to keep them company on the trails or by the fireplace. They are the American Dog.

Description - Black and Tan Coonhound for Sale

black and tan coonhound puppyThe Black and Tan Coonhound looks like we all imagine a coonhound would look. They have strong and muscular legs, an oval skull and a scissors bite. They have brown or hazel eyes that are very expressive. The ears of course are long like the bloodhound, far back on the head and thin. His nose is amazingly sensitive as he is scent hound. His nostrils are always black. He is a large, strong dog.

Health Problems - Black and Tan Coonhound for Sale

black and tan coonhound doghis is a very healthy breed but like any long eared, floppy eared dogs are prone to ear infections and more seriously ear cancer. They can acquire hip dysplasia like any larger dog and they can have eye issues as well.

Caring The Pet - Black and Tan Coonhound for Sale

Feeding

black and tan coonhound puppiesThis coonhound is a big, rugged, working dog and needs to be fed accordingly. Feed him at least twice a day in smaller portions and not right before or right after exercise. Don’t send him on a hunt with a full stomach. Don’t overfeed.

Health issues

  1. Hip Dysplasia – get certification on your puppy tested by breeder
  2. Ear Infections – clean daily
  3. Ear Cancer – most serious issue facing the breed
  4. Eye Issues – cataracts, cherry eye, and eyelid abnormalities such as entropian and ectropian

Exercise and games

Not that the Black and Tan Coonhound is lazy, but he can be a couch potato when he is not working. He needs moderate exercise everyday and he does well at activities like barn hunt and field games. If he does catch a scent outdoors and he is not confined in a fence, he will follow the scent with no attention to your calls at all. He can run for miles on end when pursuing prey, but he’d also enjoy just jogging along side you or your bike. He loves long walks but make sure he is on a leash and can’t follow his nose.

Characteristics - Black and Tan Coonhound for Sale

black and tan coonhound dogsThe Black and Tan Coonhound is intelligent, calm, affectionate, independent, strong, and stubborn. They love children and are gentle with them, but they are also very independent and may not do what the child wants them to do in play. They are loyal to their family and will bay at strangers. They are incredibly adaptable and happy-go-lucky. They will end up on the couch or bed so don’t try to fight it. They like cars and enjoy traveling. If you get a BTC be ready for that booming voice.

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