The Black and Tan Coonhound (in Spanish: “Cazador de mapaches negro y bronce”) It is a breed of dog used especially to follow the trail to raccoons. It is a cross between St. Hubert dog (Bloodhound) and Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound (“Roasted Black Fox Hunter of Virginia”).
Black and Tan Coonhound is descended from the dog Talbot (extinct race), It was in medieval England from the 11th century. His ancestry is, years. At that time, drawn through the Bloodhound and the Black and Tan Virginia Foxhound.
Black and Tan Coonhound is the only breed officially recognized "Coonhound" group by the American Kennel Club.
In 1945 Black and Tan Coonhound, He became the only one of the six varieties of Coonhound recognized by the American Kennel Club.
The Redbone Coonhound and the Basset Hound Since then they have been recognized in the miscellaneous class. The other three varieties of Coonhound are the Bluetick Coonhound, the Coonhound English, and the Treeing Walker Coonhound.
The standard Black and Tan Coonhound marks its weight is situated in 29 to 59 Kg. Y, the height at the cross of 58 to 69 cm..
Its pelage is short, dense and glossy. Their brand of black colour and fire are similar to the Doberman and the Rottweiler, but with key differences that, It doesn't help to distinguish it from other races. The most prominent are the ears and long tails, and his strong bark, like no other. The eyes are Hazel color, throwing more dark in some cases.
The legs are long in proportion to the length of the body, that is very muscular and thin, males tend to be more bony than females.
The size of the litter of a Black and Tan Coonhound dog round the 8 Puppies. Y, the life expectancy of this breed is of 10 to 12 years.
Generally healthy, but there is some risk of the Hip Dysplasia, cancer of the ear and other infections of the ear and eye problems.
Black and Tan Coonhound gets its goal only to be guided by the smell, What makes it also efficient to find deer, bears, Pumas and other pieces of hunting, Although this type of hunting with dogs is restricted in many countries.
The general impression is the of the power, agility and alertness, with the ability to throw to the ground quickly and move down with powerful rhythmic strides. In addition, every dog has his own voice, recognisable for their owners from a great distance.
Black and Tan Coonhound is a gentle dog, adaptable and worthy to be loved. While adapt very well to different environments of life, This dog will be very happy when you can do the work for which has been raised.
Thanks to its incredible sense of smell, is a dog that easily distracted, It is obedient but if some trace crosses on its way it will go after it... For which reason, they are dogs that require a constant and patient training.
Although most of the Black and Tan Coonhound they are dogs trust, balanced and sweet temperament, Puppies need a fair amount of encouragement to increase your confidence, especially, When living in the interior of a home as pets. You can have despanzurrado and happy on the sofa, If and when, It gives you a lot of exercise, years. At that time, they enjoy the company of his human family.
Black and Tan Coonhound, It may seem cautious or nervous in the presence of strangers or unfamiliar dogs, But if socialized well from puppies there will be no problem, they are dogs bred for hunting and working group.
Black and Tan Coonhound is best known as a "Hunter of raccoons", but she has also been used successfully for hunting other animals such as the bear, the deer, the Fox and the mountain lion – even in difficult terrain. Since, It is a dog that supports well the rigors of winter, as well as intense heat.
Black and Tan Coonhound is a breed that is often much babear, This is a feature that can be problematic. This race is not very appropriate for someone who is looking for a quiet dog, Black and Tan Coonhound, as all the Coonhound, they are very vocal and ladradores and, also, they tend to howl frequently. They are effective in warning their owners when a stranger enters the courtyard, the appearance of the dog at that time may seem threatening, but it is not likely to bite or attack unless smell the real danger or feel threatened.
Despite being a dog that is not often seen in urban areas, they enjoyed much popularity in rural areas. Reportedly, Coonhound are on the porch of the majority of the houses in the United States, more than any other race. While it is not a statistical fact, his place in the AKC registered breeds list that ranks as one of the most popular races.
It is the image that has inspired the character of Pluto, the companion of Mickey Mouse.
- Alternative names: Chien noir et feu pour la chasse au raton laveur / Schwarz-roter Waschbärenhund / American Black and Tan Coonhound / Perro negro y fuego
- Group 6 / Section 1.1 – Hounds of large size
Dogs breeds: Black and Tan Coonhound