Black and Tan Coonhound

Are you a runner looking for a companion on those early mornings? I’ll be happy to join you! I’m a scent hound who loves to be outdoors and can run for miles. Stubbornly independent, it can be difficult to get me off a scent track once I get started. Inside the house I take off my hunting hat and become mellow and friendly. I’m good with children and more reserved with unfamiliar people, but generally I’m an outgoing and adaptable sort. Like most hounds I have a tendency to howl and may drool.

I’m at the large end of medium-sized breeds, standing 23 to 27 inches tall and weighing 55 to 75 pounds. My primary color is a deep, coal black with tan markings on eyes, chest, and legs. My sleek coat requires minimal care. Brushing two or three times a week with a mitt or bristle brush will distribute skin oils and catch loose hairs. Check my ears for signs of infection.

A long walk, steady jog, or trip to a field will serve my need for moderate exercise. If employed as a field dog, I train well for tracking anything from raccoons and squirrels to deer and bears. I’m slow to mature emotionally and intellectually, so training may require extra time and patience.

I’ll be a devoted tracker, running buddy, or indoor pal for 10 to 12 years. Hip dysplasia is a major concern, with additional risk of developing ectropion and cataracts. I have a limited chance of developing hemophilia B.