With his powerful nose, fierce desire to hunt and great endurance, the Black and Tan Coonhound is used to track raccoons, deer and bear. This breed originated in the late 1700s when hunters in the Southeast crossed Bloodhounds and Foxhounds to create a new hound capable of independently tracking prey and following cold trails for long distances. Outgoing and playful, the breed requires moderate or fenced exercise daily.
The Black and Tan Coonhound does equally well hunting alone or with a pack and can handle even the most rugged terrain.
Like many coonhounds, the Black and Tan is named for his coat color, which is black with rich tan markings above the eyes and on the chest and legs.
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