meet theBlack and Tan Coonhound


Training &Temperament

Obedience training for a Black and Tan Coonhound can encompass many facets. If possible, visit obedience training classes in your area and observe the training methods. A Black and Tan does not respond favorably to a heavy hand. The instructor you choose should work with you and your Black and Tan as a team. A Black and Tan should also be taught “manners.” You may never consider competing in the obedience ring, but the difference between a well-mannered dog and one that’s not could be your sanity. The main idea is to have a dog you can live with. Teach the limits and restrictions early and consistently. If you wish to hunt your Black and Tan, even in the woods, a few commands may make quite a difference. Coming in when called, heeling, and command to stop barking perhaps in the truck) will make your hunting trip more enjoyable. Whether you participate in hunting, showing, obedience or just want an enjoyable pet, exercise is very important—run that extra energy out before practicing, then again after; make it fun—let them look forward to these sessions with eagerness.

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Did You Know?

The Black and Tan Coonhound was accepted for AKC registration in 1945.

The Black and Tan Coonhound is actually a fairly old breed, descended from the Talbot hound which was known in England during the reign of William I, Duke of Normandy, in the 11th century.

The Black and Tan Coonhound is believed to be derived from Bloodhounds and Foxhounds.

The Black and Tan Coonhound is selectively bred on a basis of color and for proficiency on possum and raccoon.

Though not particularly fast, the Black and Tan trails much like a Bloodhound, entirely by scent, with nose to the ground, "barking up" or giving voice upon locating quarry.

Although labeled a "coonhound", the Black and Tan is equally proficient in hunting deer, mountain lion, bear, and possibly other big game.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Black & Tan 018


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code