Black and Tan Coonhound

  • Size

    Medium
  • 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

    Short
  • Color

    Black with rich tan markings
  • Energy

    Medium
  • Activities

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

    Both

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.

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