The Black and Tan Coonhound is descended from the English Talbot Hound and the Bloodhound back in the 11th century. In America, he descended from the Foxhounds and that’s why he has a strong hunting instinct and will stay on the track of his prey regardless of the conditions. His colouring is black and tan, hence the name and he’s regarded as a different breed from the Foxhound.
This dog loves being with his family. He’s very gentle at home but does need regular exercise, either on a leash or in an area that’s fenced off so he can’t escape. Otherwise he may chase small animals up trees. He needs good training to prevent this happening when it’s not required. His short coat doesn’t need much maintenance and he stands 23 – 27 inches high.
Photo: By Steffen Heinz (Caronna) (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons