Black and Tan Coonhound

This breed’s easy-going personality will win your heart.

The Great American Family Member
One of the few breeds that can claim true American heritage, the Black and Tan Coonhound’s roots tap into both American Foxhound and Bloodhound ancestry, resulting in the coal black coat with tan markings, a sturdy physique, pendulous scent-trapping ears, and keen hunting skills. Many of their modern-day temperament traits developed while traversing the Western frontier with their families.

“They were bred in America and came across with the pioneers and settled America, and because of that, they were healthy, sturdy, strong, reliable, loyal, and smart,” says Jayne S., a longtime fancier and national adoption coordinator for the American Black and Tan Coonhound Rescue Inc.


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