Black and Tan Coonhound

  • Size

  • Height

    Males – 25 to 27 inches at the shoulder, Females – 23 to 25 inches at the shoulder
  • Weight

    Males – 80 to 90 pounds, Females – 65 to 75 pounds
  • Coat

  • Color

    Black with rich tan markings
  • Energy

  • Activities

    Hunting, Field Trials, Tracking, Agility, Herding, Obedience, Search and Rescue, Conformation
  • Indoor/Outdoor


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.

Help Your Black and Tan Coonhound Thrive

Our Experts Recommend These Dog Foods for a Black and Tan Coonhound.
Dog Food Tips & Tools

Adopt a Black and Tan Coonhound

Enter your zip code to find a Black and Tan Coonhound available for adoption near you.
See more on Petfinder