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Black and Tan Coonhound


The athletic, hardy Black and Tan Coonhound is a dog that knows well the distinction between indoors and out. In the home, they are easygoing, companionable and dutiful, but when given a chance in the wild, their prey drive and high energy take over. Black and Tan Coonhounds are known for their independence and confidence. They need exercise, freedom and stimulation, but unlike many hunting dogs, they quickly learn and adapt to the rules of the home, making them a great choice for active, adventurous owners.

Adult Size

  • Large

Amount of Shedding

  • Sheds Normally

Appropriate Environment

  • Doesn’t Do Well in Apartments
  • Fenced In Yard
  • House
  • Invisible Fenced Yard

Behavior if Left Alone

  • Can Be Left Alone

Breed Group

  • Hound Group

Coat Length

  • Very Short Coat

Coat Quality

  • Smooth Coat


  • Black
  • Tan


  • Drools Constantly

Energy Level

  • Energetic
  • Very Energetic

Exercise Needs

  • Needs Lots of Exercise

Full Grown Height

  • 24-26″

Full Grown Weight

  • 76-80lbs
  • 80-90lbs
  • 91-100lbs

General Health

  • Healthy Breed
  • Pretty Healthy Breed
  • Very Healthy Breed

Good Choice for New Dog Owners

  • Not a Great Choice for Your First Dog

Good Dog for Cold Weather?

  • Thrives in Cold Weather

Good Dog for Hot Weather?

  • Thrives in Hot Weather

Good With Children?





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