Area of origin: United States
Original function: hunting raccoons
Average size of male: Ht: 25-27, Wt: 55-75
Average size of female: Ht: 23-25, Wt: 55-75
Other names: American black and tan coonhound
Black and Tan Coonhound Dog Temperament
Not the prototypical house dog, the Black and Tan Coonhound, nonetheless, makes an exemplary pet. He is mellow, amiable, calm and unobtrusive indoors. Outdoors, his strong hunting instincts take over, and he can be difficult, if not impossible, to turn from a track after he starts trailing. As befitting a dog with his heritage, the black and tan is strong, independent and stubborn. He is gentle and tolerant with children and can be reserved with strangers. He may bay and howl.