The Black and Tan Coonhound is a diverse breed, indoors they’re mellow and affectionate and outdoors they’re independent and strong hunters. This breed originated in the United States of America during the 18th century and used to hunt bears, raccoon’s, and rabbits. Today, they make exceptional family dogs, especially in households where there are hunters present!
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Top 10 Facts:
1. The Black and Tan Coonhound is affectionately known as the American Black and Tan, the Cooner, or just the Coonhound.
2. The Coonhound has an amazing sense of smell. They are classified as scent hounds, and use their sense of smell while hunting.
3. The Black and Tan Coonhound is one of the six breeds classified as a Coonhound by the AKC.
4. The Coonhound has an exceptionally sensitive nose and it is recommended that you put sunblock on their noses especially as they age.
5. These dogs think they are people and will most likely be lounging on your furniture and jumping in the car whenever you open the door.
6. One characteristic of the breed is their deep booming bark, typical of hound dog breeds.
7. The Black and Tan Coonhound is believed to have descended from the now extinct Talbot Hound.
8. Most Black and Tans think of themselves as lap dogs despite their large size.
9. This breed has an average lifespan of about 10 to 14 years old.
10. If socialized from an early age, the breed will do well with children.