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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OriginUnited States flagUnited States
Other Names
What other names does the Black and Tan Coonhound have?
American Black And Tan Coonhound
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred

Black and Tan Coonhound Price and Availability

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 a Black and Tan Coonhound in the United States? How much money is a Black and Tan Coonhound?

Where to buy a Black and Tan Coonhound with a good pedigree?

$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.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Black and Tan Coonhound? How many Black and Tan Coonhound are there in the world?
Frequent: The Black and Tan Coonhound is easier than average to get. Maybe there is some risk of overbreeding, as it is a popular breed.

Due to its popularity, inbreeding may occur. A new study shows that inbreeding contributes to the incidence of disease and health problems.

So be careful and seek the help of an experienced person or a professional, in making your decision.

Black and Tan Coonhound Size

Size
Is a Black and Tan Coonhound small, medium or large dog?

How big do Black and Tan Coonhound get?

What is the average size of a Black and Tan Coonhound?

Large
Weight
How much does the Black and Tan Coonhound weigh? How much should a Black and Tan Coonhound weight? What is the normal weight of a Black and Tan Coonhound? How much does a full-grown Black and Tan Coonhound weight?
50-75 pounds (45-64 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Black and Tan Coonhound?
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)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Black and Tan Coonhound?
25 inches (63 cm)

Black and Tan Coonhound Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Black and Tan Coonhound have? What does this canine coat/fur 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? How often should I take my Black and Tan Coonhound to the groomer?
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? Do Black and Tan Coonhound dogs shed a lot?
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.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Black and Tan Coonhound need a bath? How often should you give a Black and Tan Coonhound a bath? Can I bathe my Black and Tan Coonhound every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing.

Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Black and Tan Coonhound Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Black and Tan Coonhound have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
AdaptableOutrightTemperedLovableIntelligentEasygoingGentleTrusting
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Black and Tan Coonhound? Is the Black and Tan Coonhound breed dumb or smart?
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it. They understand and remember new commands after an average of 25-40 repetitions.

The Black and Tan Coonhound ranks average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.

Trainability
Are Black and Tan Coonhound dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Black and Tan Coonhound?
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?
Average: Black and Tan Coonhounds, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark in 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 by moderate punishment.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Black and Tan Coonhound a good family dog?
High: 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 are considered 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? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my American Black And Tan Coonhound bark?
A lot: Black and Tan Coonhound is a particularly loud breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. If you want a quiet dog, not the best choice.

The main triggers for barking are fear, attention, alarm, boredom, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking, and defense.

Watchdog Ability
Is Black and Tan Coonhound good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Black and Tan Coonhounds are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Black and Tan Coonhound dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Black and Tan Coonhounds can't provide protection for their territory. It's better to leave them out of the duty of protecting 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.)
Bite Force
Does the Black and Tan Coonhound has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Black and Tan Coonhound? How much bite force does a Black and Tan Coonhound have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Black and Tan Coonhound bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The Black and Tan Coonhound, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

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? Can you have a Black and Tan Coonhound in an apartment?
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Black and Tan Coonhound breed. If you don't have a garden, think carefully about your decision, keeping Black and Tan Coonhound indoors can cause a lot of problems.
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
How long can a Black and Tan Coonhound be left alone? How long can you leave a Black and Tan Coonhound 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.

Black and Tan Coonhound Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Black and Tan Coonhound temperament with other people:
Black and Tan Coonhounds are average friendly towards strangers.
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.
Child Friendly
Are Black and Tan Coonhound dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Black and Tan Coonhound temperament with 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? Can they be good with cats? Can the Black and Tan Coonhound breed live with a cat?
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?
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.
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? Is Black and Tan Coonhound breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Black and Tan Coonhounds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
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.

Black and Tan Coonhound Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Black and Tan Coonhound dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
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 genetic/health problems does the Black and Tan Coonhound breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Black and Tan Coonhound breed? Most common health risks of Black and Tan Coonhound:
CataractsCoonhound ParalysisEctropionEntropionHemophilia BHip Dysplasia
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Black and Tan Coonhound breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Black and Tan Coonhound see the vet?
Average
The Black and Tan Coonhound should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Black and Tan Coonhound dogs live? How old can a Black and Tan Coonhound be? What is the age limit of the Black and Tan Coonhound? How many years can the oldest Black and Tan Coonhound live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Black and Tan Coonhound?

How long is the lifespan of a Black and Tan Coonhound?

10-12 years
The average lifespan of Black and Tan Coonhound: 11 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? What is the activity level of the Black and Tan Coonhound?
Black and Tan Coonhounds are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Black and Tan Coonhound need? How much exercise do Black and Tan Coonhound dogs require per day?

Do Black and Tan Coonhound dogs need a lot of exercises?

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 the Black and Tan Coonhound breed 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.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Black and Tan Coonhound need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Black and Tan Coonhound breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Black and Tan Coonhound? How much food should I feed my Black and Tan Coonhound?
6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
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 be 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 and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and 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 As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Black and Tan Coonhound be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

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? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Black and Tan Coonhound be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is 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 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

After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work. 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

This breed would make an excellent search and rescue dog. 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 and Sailor 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.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

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.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Black and Tan Coonhound dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Black and Tan Coonhound Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Black and Tan Coonhound pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Black and Tan Coonhound breed is pregnant?

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 female 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 female’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.

Litter Frequency

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 in a litter? How many puppies can the Black and Tan Coonhound breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Black and Tan Coonhound have? How many puppies can a Black and Tan Coonhound give birth to?
6-8 puppies

Black and Tan Coonhound Recognition

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 ClubContinental Kennel ClubDog Registry of America Inc.Federation Cynologique InternationaleNational Kennel ClubNorth American Purebred Registry, Inc.United Kennel ClubAmerican Canine Association, Inc.

Black and Tan Coonhound Pros and 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: After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work.
  • Search and Rescue Dog (SAR): This breed would make an excellent search and rescue dog.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Black and Tan Coonhounds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Not an apartment-friendly dog the Black and Tan Coonhound breed.
  • Shedding Level: Black and Tan Coonhounds are heavy shedders.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: High: The Black and Tan Coonhound breed has a strong tendency to be 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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