Black and Tan Coonhound

Scent Hound

Pride from Bellowood

The Black and Tan Coonhound is a strong and powerful hound used to track and tree raccoon, but known also to successfully track bear and mountain lion.  They track entirely by scent.  These coonhounds are friendly and good with children (probably better with older children), and other dogs.  The best owner may be an owner that hunts, and is able to exercise the dog in its natural habits.  Although, they do make good pets – funny, loving and clumsy.  While shorthaired they do shed and should be brushed several times a week.  Remember, they are natural hunters so don’t let them roam unsupervised or unconfined until they are fully trained to respond to your commands.  Oh ya, you gotta like slobber.

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Notes for owners
Short, sleek Minimal except for ears Dedicated hunter.  May howl if left alone.  Drooler.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

American Black and Tan Coonhound Club

American Black and Tan Coonhound Rescue

How To Live With A Coonhound

Coonhound Show Dogs


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