Height: 23-27 inches
Weight: 50-75 lbs.
Life Span: 10-12 yrs.
Breed Group: Scent Hounds
The black-and-tan coonhound is a gentle, affectionate, playful dog that
gets along with everybody, including children and other animals.
While never at the top of obedience class, coonhounds excel in hunting and
are happiest when hot on the trail of a raccoon or opossum.
Because the coonhound's coat is short and dense, it is able to withstand
The color is black, with rich tan markings above the eyes and on the sides
of the muzzle, as well as on the chest, legs, and breeching, with black
pencil markings on the toes.
Grooming & Exercise Needs
The black-and-tan coonhound requires minimal grooming. Comb with a rubber
brush once a week, especially when shedding is heaviest.
This dog needs a lot of exercise--several vigorous walks and runs in a secured
The black-and-tan coonhound is descended from the English Talbot hound,
the bloodhound, and the foxhound (the Virginia foxhound of the 18th century,
The coonhound's strong scenting instinct makes it ill suited to city or
Breed-related health concerns: hip dysplasia, ectropion, hemophilia
(a bleeding disorder).
Reference: AKC - American Kennel Club