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Black and Tan Coonhound, a medium-sized hound dog made in the USA that falls into the morphological category of braccoids and looking at its muzzle you understand a little. It is an animal from proportionate and solid physique, both in character and in the structure of the body, there is no doubt that it must belong to the group of bloodhounds and dogs. IS' agile and fast but this certainly does not make him less powerful than many of his colleagues, perhaps with less lean musculature.
Black and Tan Coonhound raccoon dog
It is not strange and it is not a sign of inattention that you do not know the Black and Tan Coonhound as a breed, if so indeed it is, because it has only recently been recognized by the International Dog Federation. It may also be that you have heard of it as "Raccoon dog ".
Despite being "fresh" from official investiture, this dog has ancient origins but has always been little known and widespread in our continent. Among the experts are those who believe it is descended from Talbot, said English Hound, imported years ago to America.
Black and Tan Coonhound: character
Before getting to know this breed, let's start by bearing in mind that we are dealing with a working dog, therefore workaholic, resistant to any climate and effort and also to any terrain, even if impervious.
This life dedicated to work, did not make the Black and Tan Coonhound rude or antisocial, his expression is attentive and friendly and he is affectionate with his master. He is obviously obedient and never aggressive, he understands the situation immediately, he is quick in the head and legs and never betrays us.
Black and Tan Coonhound puppies
The puppies of Black and Tan Coonhound they have average dimensions as well as the dimensions of the adult specimens, always in scale. The average height at the withers ranges from 63 cm to 68 cm, for males, slightly less for females, and the "dance" weight from 25 to 35 kg.
The structure of this American hound it is balanced but robust, the physique is powerful and develops showing a deep chest and a back with a gentle inclination from the withers to the rump. The front and rear limbs are straight and muscular, with "cat's feet " equipped with thick plantar pads. Before the head, we look at the tail which is strong and rather thick, usually carried freely.
The muzzle, therefore, has a chiseled shape, the stop is quite marked but not too much, the Nose is wide open and always black, all considering that the skull has an oval shape. The ears stick out, hanging and long up to go beyond the tip of the nose but maintaining elegance and composure, the eyes are always round and set in the skull, their color can go from hazel to dark brown.
As for the coat, short and dense to withstand the elements, there is only one color allowed by the official standard: charcoal black, enriched with tan markings over the eyes, on the sides of the muzzle and on the chest, limbs and thighs.
Black and Tan Coonhound kennel
In Italy to date there are no farms dedicated to this breed that are officially recognized by ENCI, in fact beyond the USA, this Black and Tan Coonhound it is not yet widespread. In its parts, it has long been used in hunting on horseback, after crossing with the "Virginia Fox Hound”And the“ Blood Hound ”, he dedicated himself to the raccoon becoming the raccoon dog par excellence. The first official American Club was founded in 1945, as soon as the breed was officially recognized.
Black and Tan Coonhound: photo
Before admiring this dog at least in photos, since it is difficult to do so in Italy, let's get to know its most recurring defects. For example the presence of spurs or patches of white on the chest, flat feet, flattened ribs but also a shy or nervous character.
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