Black and Tan Coonhound

Country of origin: USA
Registries: AKC, UKC
Occupation: Hunter, trailer
Size: 23 to 27 in tall; 50 to
70 lbs
Longevity: 10 to 12 years
Exercise: Moderate to vigorous
daily exercise
Training: Challenge; never
trust off leash
Grooming: Easy

The most popular of all the coonhounds, the Black-and-tan is a common rural companion in the states on the Eastern Seaboard with its popularity extending well into Canada. It is also the most frequent sufferer of a serious condition called coonhound paralysis, a medical complaint first reported in coonhounds but occasionally seen in other breeds. Blackand- tans are vocal, friendly companions.

The Coonhounds, descended from large French, Irish, and English hounds, are among the world’s more specialized breeds. They vocally follow the scent trail of a raccoon or opossum until their quarry is cornered up a tree and then change the tone of their baying voice to one that the hunter recognizes as “It’s here!”



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