Black and Tan Coonhounds are amiable, easygoing hounds who enjoy companionship. They are large, agile hunters who work at night. They are snoozy by the fire but aggressive when on the hunt for the cunning raccoon. The Black and Tan Coonhound is a true American classic.
Black and Tans have an exceptionally sensitive noses, long, silky ears, and a gentle demeanor. The rich tan accents on the coal-black coat, notably the characteristic ‘pumpkin seeds’ over acutely expressive eyes, are a standout. A good-sized male can stand 27 inches tall at the shoulder and cover the ground with smooth, enthusiastic strides. Black and Tan Coonhounds are outgoing dogs. A lonely Black and Tan Coonhound will serenade the neighborhood with mournful music.’ Black and Tan Coonhounds can keep up with even the most active household, but they can also occupy the sofa for hours on end. A passing squirrel can stimulate Black and Tan Coonhound prey drive in no time, thus a firm leash and sturdy fence are essential. Black and Tan Coonhounds may be too many dogs for every owner’s lifestyle.