Learn about the temperament and personality of the Black and Tan Coonhound. Discover what he’s like to live with, his traits and characteristics and how he generally behaves.
Black and Tan Coonhound Temperament
Primarily used as a hunting dog, the Black and Tan Coonhound can also make a loving family pet. They are people-oriented, gentle and playful. They love to spend time with their families. They will expect to be allowed on the furniture and they love to go for rides in the car. Most are laid-back and good with children and other animals. However, most will also take any opportunity to chase small animals up a tree and then bark to let you know they’ve done so. Their bark is deep and booming — Westminster Kennel Club calls it a “mournful bawl” — and your neighbors might not appreciate it. Though they do not need to hunt to be happy, they do need moderate daily exercise on a leash or a fenced area. A fence is important, as the Black and Tan has an excellent nose and will follow his nose on a trail he finds exciting. He will tree the neighborhood cat. These are independent dogs who are slow to mature, so early obedience training is important. These are outgoing, friendly, happy-go-lucky dogs who adapt well to any situation in which they are loved. Just be careful with giving kisses, as many of them like to drool!
Black and Tan Coonhound Training
The Black and Tan Coonhound is moderately easy to train. He learns new commands at the average rate. He is neither difficult nor easy to train.
Black and Tan Coonhound Shedding
The Black and Tan Coonhound sheds a fair amount of hair. You’ll find hair stuck to your couch, carpets, clothes and everything else in your home.
Black and Tan Coonhound Grooming
The short coat of the Black and Tan Coonhound only requires an occasional brushing. But because he sheds you may find yourself brushing him once or twice a week to remove loose hair. (What you get out with a brush doesn’t fall out in your home!)