Black and Tan Coonhound

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Black and Tan Coonhound

The Black and Tan Coonhound or Black and tan hound is a breed of hunting dog that belongs to the Coonhound type born in the United States. Friendly, easy-going, smart, and brave this dog can be a family pet companion for experience for parents.

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Like other hounds dog, Black and Tan Coonhound is a great hunting dog they can be a family pet companion in the house but not advisable for city dwellers or someone who lives in an apartment. Black and tan hound needs regular physical exercise and large scape to roam around. If you love dogs with independent nature and a great sense of humor they are the best buddy for you.

Black and tan hound is a crossbreed between Bloodhound and the Black and Tan Virginia Foxhound. They are best in the game like raccoon hunting where they primarily used their sense of smell.

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  • Black and Tan Coonhound
  • Black and Tan Coonhound
  • The Black and Tan Coonhound or Black and tan hound is a breed of hunting dog belongs to the Coonhound type born in the United States, it is a crossbreed between Bloodhound and the Black and Tan Virginia Foxhound.
  • Black and Tan Coonhound

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Hound Dogs


23 to 27 Inches


65 to 110 Pounds

Life Span

10 to 12 Years

Black and Tan Coonhound Appearance

Black and Tan Coonhound is a sturdy dog with muscular legs that are long in proportion to the body length. Their eyes are very expressive that comes in hazel to brown color, their amazingly sensitive nose has great use in their hunting activities. Their ears are long, wide, and thin that is set low and far back on their head, and hang well down the neck. The tail is set slightly below the natural line of the back.

Black and tan hound coat are short, dense, and glossy. The black and tan markings are similar to the Doberman’s and Rottweiler’s. They have tan markings above the eyes, on the sides of the muzzle, and on the chest, legs, and back of the thighs.

Like other breeds of dogs, it is recommended to brush their fur occasionally. It is better to bathe and groom them as necessary and used the right shampoo and conditioner for their fur to make it soft and smell good. It is best to keep their dental hygiene and nail care properly, periodontal disease is very common to dog whatever their size, brush their teeth several times a week to help remove tartar and bacteria and maintain the good condition of their teeth. Trim their nails once or twice a month to prevent injury in your dogs, long nails can also cause arthritis or other health concern in dogs. Short, neatly trimmed nails keep the feet in good condition and prevent our dog’s legs from getting scratched when they excitedly jump up to greet us.

Black and Tan Coonhound Size

Black and tan hound is the largest of the six coonhound breeds weighing around 29-50 kg (65 to 110 pounds), their height ranges around 58-64 cm (23 to 25 inches) for females and 64-69 cm (25 to 27 inches) for males.

Black and Tan Coonhound Personality

Black and Tan Coonhound have a strong hunting instinct, they are strong, independent, and stubborn but calm, friendly, affectionate, they can work closely with the other hounds. It is suspicious with strangers and in their presence may bay and howl. At home they love to cuddle with their owner a lot, they are an easy-going dog that loves to play.

Early socialization can make them good to other animals in the house, they are also a good playmate to the children as long as we teach the children how to handle the dogs for the safety of the dogs and the children itself.

Black and Tan Coonhound Health

Black and Tan Coonhound have an average life span of 10 to 12 years, they are generally healthy but like other breeds of dogs, they are also prone to some diseases. Not all of them will get any or all of these diseases but the following are the common diseases they can have.

Hip DysplasiaIt is an abnormal formation of the hip socket that, in its more severe form, can eventually cause crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints.
Ear InfectionsIt is a common canine health problem, and it can be caused by allergies, yeast, ear mites, bacteria, hair growth deep in the ear canal, and more.

How much is Black and Tan Coonhound?

Look for a legit seller or breeder of Black and Tan Coonhound, the legit breeder puts a lot of effort into high quality and healthy breeding of dogs. They provide healthy Dog Foods, visit the Vet for check-ups, Vaccinations, Vitamins, and proper Grooming of the dogs.

In buying to a legit Breeder you can expect to pay $400 – $800 to black and tan coonhound puppies.

The breeder will coup up all the expenses he/she spent to provide a healthy breed to you so expect a little expensive.

Black and Tan Coonhound

Nowadays hundreds of thousands of dogs are being abandoned that’s why instead of buying I suggest you adopt! Support those in need give them love and a home to stay for the rest of their life.

Note:  The expenses of Taking care of a Dogs does not end in buying one after you bought or adopt your Dog you must provide their necessary needs, like Visit Vet ones a year for their health check-up, Complete and follow up Vaccinations, Foods and provide Vitamins as their maintenance and the most important is Time to play and cuddle with them, I think that’s the most affordable one, giving attention to them, proper care and lots of love from you…

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  1. Two questions:
    1. What do you use to clean and dry Black an Tan Coonhound Ears safely and effectively.
    2. What is best to clean and maintain my Black and Tan Coonhound eyes and lacrimal glands.


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