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Black and Tan Coonhounds Breed Information

The black and tan Coonhound was developed from Talbot hound, black and tan Foxhound and Blood hound. They were used for treeing racoons, and also to hunt animals like deer, bear, mountain lion, and possum and also stag. This breed was recognised by the American Kennel Club in the year 1945. They are at present used as hunting dogs, trackers, and also as watch dogs. This breed is very large in size, and is basically hunting dogs. They have long head, and also long muzzle. Their teeth s set in scissor bite. They have long and also hanging ears. Their tail is long and is slightly rounded at the tip. The coat covering their body is short and also dense in texture. This breed is smart as well as loyal. They are calm and gentle in nature. They are alert and always watchful about their surroundings. They are hardworking breed. They can be aggressive when around unfamiliar people. They should be properly trained and also socialized in order to avoid unwanted aggressions. They should be trained firmly, with a calm and slightly dominating attitude. They should never be left alone for long time as they tend to get destructive at certain times. The average height of a healthy Black and Tan Coonhound is 58 cm to 64 cm and the average weight of this breed is 47 kg to 68 kg. They are not suitable as apartment pets. They are very energetic and are also droller, which is not suitable in an apartment. They should be thoroughly exercised so these dogs can be mentally and physically stable. They should be taken out for daily long runs. This breed is very easy to groom. They require daily brushing and also combing in order to remove dust and dirt from their coat, and this will also help in avoiding skin infections in the breed. Their ears should be checked daily, for infections. They are highly prone to hip dysplasia and can also get eating disorders. In order to avoid eating disorders, this breed should be provided with a strict diet. The average life expectancy of this breed is 10 years to 12 years.

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