Black and Tan Coonhound

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Fast Facts

Country of Origin:USA
AKC Group:Hound Group
UKC Group:Scenthound
Use today:Hunting
Life Span:10 to 12 years
Color:Black with tan markings.
Coat:Short but dense to withstand rough hunting conditions.
Grooming:Brush several times a week to reduce shedding. Clean loose-lidded eyes and hanging ears as needed.
Size:Medium Dog Breed
Height:23 to 27 inches at the shoulder
Weight:Proportionate to height

A specialist in night trailing the raccoon, the Black and Tan Coonhound is a direct descendant of the Bloodhounds that were imported to the English colony of Virginia. Males measure 25 to 27 inches at the shoulder; females two inches less. The short black coat has rich tan markings and sheds heavily; it should be brushed about three times a week. The low-set, hanging ears and loose-lidded eyes should be checked regularly and cleaned as necessary. The breed is powerful, agile and alert. Coonhounds need a lot of outdoor exercise to keep trim. This breed is a good family dog but is best suited to country living. A securely fenced yard is necessary to keep the coonhound from wandering off after an exciting scent. This scenthound has a short attention span, so be patient and keep training sessions brief and interesting..

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