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How many registrations per year that are made for this breed. Generally breeds are popular for a reason and high popularity breeds are often a great place to start your search.

How willing and able this breed is to protect you, your family and your  home , how territorial they are and how dominant they can be. This is not necessarily  a sign of how aggressive the breed is.

Not to be confused with protection/guarding this is how alert , how vocal and how trusting your dog is. Even tiny dogs can make great watchdogs.

Being able to physically manage your dog is a vital consideration, dogs are much stronger than humans pound for pound.

 Breed Stats At A Glance:  1-5 Scale 5 is most or best 1 is least or worst

Nearly all dogs are trainable, some breeds  however are inherently more stubborn, wilful, lazy or less intelligent than others. Stubborn and stupid is a bad combo, Clever and eager is a good combo!

A variable combination of trainability, inherent temperament, dominance or natural aggression make some breeds less suitable for the novice owner  than others.

Older children are much more able to understand how to treat their dog appropriately. Parents must guage the maturity of their own children before choosing a dog.

Very young children are liable to annoy or provoke a dog and can injure smaller ones through rough play. They can themselves be knocked down or accidentally hurt by a larger or over enthusiastic dog.

A combination of how naturally active this breed is and how much daily exercise they will need. Under stimulated dogs can develop unwanted problem behaviours such as excessive barking, chewing and digging.

Some breeds happily live in apartments as long as they get enough daily exercise. Some however need big yards and lots of space. Some breeds bark a lot  so think of your neighbours!

Some breeds love nothing more than snuggling up on the couch with you whilst others are much more aloof.

Playfulness represents how eager, willing and exuberant your furry pal will be when it comes to getting down and joining in the fun.

Representing yearly averages as some breeds only shed seasonally, some shed throughout the year, and some hardly shed or dont shed at all.

How much upkeep you will need to do to keep your dog looking their best and being healthy, grooming, brushing, cleaning and  bathing etc.

All dogs can suffer health problems. Some breeds however, either through over breeding or inbreeding are more prone to serious congenital disorders than others.

How well does this breed naturally get on with other dogs? Proper socialization will mitigate most  intolerance. Intact  males generally are more problematic with other intact  males

Some breeds have naturally higher prey drives than others, however nearly all dogs can live with small animals providing they are introduced young enough and are well socialized.

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Black and Tan Coonhound Temperament And Dog Breed Guide

Black and Tan Coonhound

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Black and Tan Coonhound Temperament

There is not much you can do to change this Coonhound's temperament, they are pretty easy going and friendly.

Like many other hounds, scent is what makes this dog get up in the morning and in order to get the best out of the breed, it is preferable for them to be around other hounds, especially older and more experienced dogs that they can learn from.

Having such a laid back personality the Black and Tan Coonhound is a very safe dog to have around, they are  generally tolerant, independent, gentle and very sociable, loving the company of humans and other dogs.

Aggressive behaviour is not a characteristic of this breed .

This Coonhound has a lot of stamina and is unlikely to be a great pet unless it gets a great deal of exercise and enough space to roam, restricting this dog can lead to serious behaviour problems.

They are a hardy breed, highly resistant to both extremes of hot and cold weather and able to operate comfortably in any kind of environment, no matter how rugged and they make a great companion for the die-hard outdoors type.

Training: Patience, time and consistency are the keys to training this fella as they are easily distracted, the Black and Tan Coonhounds temperament means their primary focus in life is dedicated to scent and they can become deaf or blind to anything else- including their owners call or an approaching vehicle.

They are not stupid however and one advantage you may have in training is that they are very food orientated,so using treats as part of a reward based training programme that is tailored to their natural scent tracking tendencies will yield best results.

Children and Animals. Like many dog breeds that are good with children, these hounds are laid back and relaxed capable of clownish and goofy behaviour. Good with other dogs but may chase cats.

Protection: Will bark and protect if pressed.

Grooming: An occasional brushing is all that takes. However, regular attention should be paid to the ears and eyes to keep them healthy. Moderate shed.

The Black and Tan Coonhound is believed to be descended from the Talbot Hound ( an ancient and now extinct hound breed from Britain) the Bloodhound as well as various Foxhound strains. Bred for hunting critters and varmints on the range, the origins of this breed goes back at least 300 years making it one of America's oldest.

These dogs, like other Coonhounds trailed scent in the fashion of their Bloodhound ancestors with nose to ground but at a somewhat swifter pace. Although they will trail any animal, they specialize in Racoons and Opossums. Often trailing at night when their quarry is treed, the dogs bay until the hunter arrives to shoot the wee beastie. In 1945 the Black and Tan was one of six coonhound breeds to be recognized  by the AKC; The Redbone Coonhound, Plott Hound, Bluetick Coonhound, English Coonhound and Treeing walker Coonhound being the others.

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The Black And Tan Coonhound Temperament is Alert, Gentle, Mellow, Active, And Affectionate  

Black & Tan Coonhound Information and Breed Notes

Exercise: They require a substantial amount of exercise and a fenced yard. Dog behavioral problems can manifest if they are not given enough physical stimulation, this is definitely an outdoor dog.

Health: Potential Health problems of the Black and Tan Coonhound can include:

Finding  a reputable breeder and ensuring adequate pet insurance will of course always bring extra peace of mind regards the well being of your furry friend.

Ideal Black and Tan Coonhound  Owners are:

Active outdoorsy families in a rural or suburban setting who don't mind if their dog doesn't do very well in obedience trials. As a responsible owner please Make sure you are choosing the right dog for your own lifestyle. For more information, why not visit the national breed club.

Not For: Obediance and discipline nuts or sofa surfers. People who like quiet  or have close neighbours- these dogs are vocal.

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