About the Coonhound Black and Tan
The Black and Tan
Coonhound was developed by crossing the Talbot Hound (now extinct) with the
Bloodhound and black and tan Foxhound.
The Black and Tan Coonhound was the first coonhound to be considered a separate breed from the Foxhound.
The first President of the United States of America (1789-1797) had already the Black and Tan Coonhounds in the White House.
They had the following names: Drunkard, Taster, Tipler, and Tipsy.
George Washington first president.
The Black and Tan Coonhound was best known for it's use in trailing and treeing raccoon, howling at his quarry.
This working coonhound has very successfully been used to hunt other types of game such as bear, stag, opossum, deer and mountain lion,
even on difficult terrain.
It withstands well the rigors of winter as well as intense heat.
It was first recognized by the AKC in 1945.
Some of the Black and Tan Coonhounds talent's include hunting, tracking, watchdog and agility.
In the Netherlands this breed is very rare, the first registration at the Dutch Kennelclub was in 1993 (male) and in 1994 (female).
There were three litters produced, the last one was in November 1997.
Below is the official breed standard of the Coonhound Black and Tan according to the FCI.
When you look up the breed on the FCI website you will see that they are registered under the name Coonhound Black and Tan.