Black And Tan Coonhound

Known for its hunting ability, the Black And Tan Coonhound is a loyal and affectionate dog.
Black And Tan Coonhound

Average sizes and life expectancy of the breed


23-27 Inches


55-75 Lbs.


10-12 years

Black And Tan Coonhound Information

The Black and Tan Coonhound is a large, short-haired hound with a black coat and tan markings. The breed is known for its hunting ability, as well as its loyalty and affectionate nature.

The Black and Tan Coonhound was developed in the United States in the early 19th century. The breed is a cross between the Bloodhound and the Black and Tan Virginia Foxhound. 

The American Kennel Club recognized the Black and Tan Coonhound in 1885.

The Black and Tan Coonhound is a versatile hunting dog capable of tracking, treeing, and trailing game. The breed is used for search and rescue and detection work.

The Black and Tan Coonhound is a friendly and affectionate breed. The breed is known for its loyalty to its family and is an excellent companion dog.

Black and Tan Coonhound Exercise Needs

The Black and Tan Coonhound is an active breed and needs plenty of exercise. The breed is not suited for life in an apartment or small home, as they require space to run and explore.

Black and Tan Coonhound Training

Black and Tan Coonhounds are relatively easy to train but can sometimes be stubborn. The breed responds well to positive reinforcement techniques such as treats, praise, and play.

Black and Tan Coonhound Health Issues

The Black and Tan Coonhound is a generally healthy breed, but there are some health conditions to be aware of. These include hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, von Willebrand’s disease, and epilepsy.

The Black and Tan Coonhound has an average lifespan of 11-12 years.

Black and Tan Coonhound Grooming

The Black and Tan Coonhound is easy to groom. The breed only needs to be brushed occasionally, and baths should only be given when necessary. 

The Black and Tan Coonhound is an average shedder.

Breed Identification


Black And Tan



Breed Care


Once a week


More than an hour per day


Hip Dysplasia

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