Black and Tan Coonhound

Life expectancy

11 years

Age adult

36 months

Height (Shoulder height)

65 cm


32 kg

Coat texture

short-haired / dense

Coat color

black with loh colored markings

Common illnesses

no diseases known for this breed

Food expenses per month in €

about € 66

Suitable for children

Rather yes

Needs a garden

Rather not

Hunting motivated / needs alternative employment

Rather yes

First dog suitable

Rather yes

Allergy friendly

Rather not


Very atletic


Needs much attention

Care and grooming

Low grooming effort

Eager to learn



Needs a lot of exercise


friendly / balanced / robust / tenacious / attentive

Bred for

racoon hunt

Common illnesses

no diseases known for this breed

Dog type according to FCI

scent hounds and related breeds

FCI description

They have always been used as hunting dogs, have an extraordinary sense of smell and pick up every trace. Running dogs had to follow the game over long distances, sweat dogs search for the injured (sweaty) game and follow it. They have an enormous urge to move and need a lot of exercise and meaningful, species-appropriate occupation. Many breeds, especially sweat dogs, are only handed over to hunters. If you are not aware of what hunting motivation means, you may soon be overwhelmed. Because this instinct cannot be completely trained away.

Dogs of this group are considered friendly, intelligent and social, therefore they are popular companion dogs. Think about whether you can cope with the hunting temperament, because once the untrained hunting dog has a track in his nose he quickly forgets any obedience and is up and away.

Short description

The Black and Tan Coonhound is known to be very friendly to humans, has a feisty nature and is very intelligent. He has a loving relationship to all of his family members, including small children. With strangers he is rather distant and shows no interest, but is never aggressive. They are very loyal to their attechment figure, but can be very stubborn, especially in nature when they have picked up a scent. They are independent and headstrong, therefore, they need soft and firm trainig as well as good socialization from the beginning. They can be compatible with conspecifics and are talented watch dogs.

This information is indicative and adheres to the breed standard. Each animal is an individual and has a personal character, as well as its own needs. Thus, a breed is not a guarantee of certain behaviors, etc.