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Black and Tan Coonhound Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Black and Tan Coonhound so you can get to know the breed more.

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Black and Tan Coonhound
OriginUnited States
Other Names
What other names does the Black and Tan Coonhound have? The dog breed also known as...
American Black And Tan Coonhound
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Black and Tan Coonhound recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1945 as a Hound breed.
FCI Group
Is Black and Tan Coonhound recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Black and Tan Coonhound breed?
American Canine RegistryAmerican Kennel ClubAmerica's Pet RegistryCanadian Kennel ClubDog Registry of America Inc.Federation Cynologique InternationaleNorth American Purebred Registry, Inc.American Canine Association, Inc.Continental Kennel ClubNational Kennel ClubUnited Kennel Club
Price
How much does the Black and Tan Coonhound puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Black and Tan Coonhound price:
$300-$400
If you choose to purchase the Black and Tan Coonhound, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Black and Tan Coonhound for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Black and Tan Coonhound gets to a happy place.

Black and Tan Coonhound General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Black and Tan Coonhound size:
Large
Weight
How much does the Black and Tan Coonhound weigh? Black and Tan Coonhound weight:
50-75 pounds (45-64 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Black and Tan Coonhound? Black and Tan Coonhound average weight:
62.5 pounds (54.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Black and Tan Coonhound? Black and Tan Coonhound height:
23-27 inches (58-68 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Black and Tan Coonhound average height:
25 inches (63 cm)

Black and Tan Coonhound Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Black and Tan Coonhound have? What does this canine coat look like?
Fine
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Black and Tan Coonhound's coat?
TanBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Black and Tan Coonhound and how often?
Effortless: The Black and Tan Coonhound requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Black and Tan Coonhound is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Black and Tan Coonhound dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the American Black And Tan Coonhound? Black and Tan Coonhound shedding level:
Black and Tan Coonhounds are heavy shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Be prepared for the daily vacuum cleaning. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.

Black and Tan Coonhound Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Black and Tan Coonhound have? What characteristics does the breed have?
AdaptableOutrightTemperedLovableIntelligentEasygoingGentleTrusting
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Black and Tan Coonhound? Are they intelligent?
Average: Black and Tan Coonhound's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Black and Tan Coonhound dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Black and Tan Coonhounds are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Black and Tan Coonhounds, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Black and Tan Coonhound sensitivity:
Black and Tan Coonhounds have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Black and Tan Coonhounds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the American Black And Tan Coonhound need? Black and Tan Coonhound social needs:
Black and Tan Coonhounds need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Black and Tan Coonhound dogs bark a lot? Why does my American Black And Tan Coonhound bark?
High: The Black and Tan Coonhound is a very vocal breed. Definitely not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Black and Tan Coonhound good as a watchdog?
Black and Tan Coonhounds are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Do Black and Tan Coonhound dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Black and Tan Coonhounds can't provide protection for their territory. It's better to leave them out from the duty of protection your valuables and property.
Biting Potential
Do Black and Tan Coonhound bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the American Black And Tan Coonhound? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Black and Tan Coonhound? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Black and Tan Coonhound has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Black and Tan Coonhound do?
Black and Tan Coonhounds have a low tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Black and Tan Coonhounds need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Black and Tan Coonhound to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Black and Tan Coonhound roam?
Black and Tan Coonhounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Black and Tan Coonhound have high prey drive?
Black and Tan Coonhounds have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Black and Tan Coonhound dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Black and Tan Coonhound good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Black and Tan Coonhounds are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Black and Tan Coonhounds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Fighting Dog
Where Black and Tan Coonhound dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Black and Tan Coonhound Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Black and Tan Coonhounds are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Black and Tan Coonhound dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Black and Tan Coonhound and children:
Black and Tan Coonhounds are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Black and Tan Coonhound dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Black and Tan Coonhounds are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Black and Tan Coonhound good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Black and Tan Coonhound dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Black and Tan Coonhounds are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Black and Tan Coonhound can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Black and Tan Coonhounds good office dogs? Do Black and Tan Coonhounds make good office friendly dogs? Can Black and Tan Coonhounds be office dogs?
Yes
Black and Tan Coonhound is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Black and Tan Coonhound dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the American Black And Tan Coonhound temperament with senior people? Are Black and Tan Coonhound dogs good for elderly owners?
Black and Tan Coonhounds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Black and Tan Coonhound dogs get along with other pets? Are Black and Tan Coonhound dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Black and Tan Coonhounds are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Black and Tan Coonhound breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Black and Tan Coonhounds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Black and Tan Coonhound be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Black and Tan Coonhound is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Black and Tan Coonhound be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Black and Tan Coonhound is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Black and Tan Coonhound be a sniffer dog?
Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Black and Tan Coonhound breed is a good choice for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Black and Tan Coonhound be a search and rescue dog?
Yes
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Black and Tan Coonhound breed is a good choice for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Black and Tan Coonhound be a boat dog?
Not really
Black and Tan Coonhound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Black and Tan Coonhound be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Black and Tan Coonhound is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Black and Tan Coonhound Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Black and Tan Coonhound dogs have health problems?
The Black and Tan Coonhound is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Black and Tan Coonhound breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Black and Tan Coonhound breed? Health risks of Black and Tan Coonhound:
CataractsCoonhound ParalysisEctropionEntropionHemophilia BHip Dysplasia
Life Expectancy
How long do Black and Tan Coonhound dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Black and Tan Coonhound be?
10-12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Black and Tan Coonhound breed hypoallergenic?
No
Black and Tan Coonhounds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Black and Tan Coonhound have?
Black and Tan Coonhounds are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Black and Tan Coonhound dogs require per day?
Black and Tan Coonhounds need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Black and Tan Coonhounds don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Black and Tan Coonhound need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Black and Tan Coonhound risk for obesity:
High: The Black and Tan Coonhound breed has a strong tendency to overweight. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you want to keep balance, increase the amount and frequency of your daily dog walk and play with the Black and Tan Coonhound more often. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Black and Tan Coonhound's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Black and Tan Coonhound can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Black and Tan Coonhound has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Black and Tan Coonhound drool?
The Black and Tan Coonhound is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Black and Tan Coonhound Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Black and Tan Coonhound: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Black and Tan Coonhound have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Black and Tan Coonhound have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
6-8 puppies

Black and Tan Coonhound Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Trainability: Black and Tan Coonhounds are easy to train.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Black and Tan Coonhound requires minimal grooming.
  • Mouthiness: Black and Tan Coonhounds have a low tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Adaptability: Black and Tan Coonhounds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Black and Tan Coonhounds are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Black and Tan Coonhounds are very cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Black and Tan Coonhounds are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Black and Tan Coonhound is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Black and Tan Coonhounds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Black and Tan Coonhounds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog: A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
  • Search and Rescue Dog (SAR): The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Black and Tan Coonhounds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Black and Tan Coonhounds are not apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Shedding Level: Black and Tan Coonhounds are heavy shedders.
  • Weight Gain Potential: High: The Black and Tan Coonhound breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Black and Tan Coonhounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.

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