Black & Tan Coonhound
Origin: United States
Colour: Black and tan
Lifespan: 11 to 12 years
The Black and Tan Coonhound is very active, alert, mellow, gentle, watchful, curious and affectionate.
Gentle, good-natured, affectionate Black and Tan Coonhounds are easy-going in the house. Outside they are independent, scent-orientated hunters and need long lead walks or a safe area where they can run free.
Originally bred to 'tree' raccoons or opossum until the hunter could catch up on foot.
This hound is very interested in scents and hunting.
High. Needs plenty of long walks, but little exercise at home.
Owners: independent, affectionate
Other pets: may be problematic with small pets
Unfamiliar: dogs friendly
Easy-going owner who wants a large, independent dog to take for long walks.
May be difficult to control on walks.
Extra long ears frame this dog's face and need special care.
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