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Black and Tan Coonhounds

Aliases: Coon Hound, Coon Dog, Coon Dawg.

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Healthy Snacks for the Black and Tan Coonhound

A Black and Tan Coonhound is by no means a delicate lapdog. This large breed dog can come in at 75 to 90 pounds and requires a certain amount of calories to maintain a healthy weight. This is especially true for the active Black and Tan Coonhound who hunts. Many often assume it is the quantity and not the quality of the food that matters most. However, the Black and Tan Coonhound is has a tendency to gain weight during inactive periods. When it comes to this loveable breed, owners must pay special attention to what their dog is eating. [...]

Drooling, Howling and the Black and Tan Coonhound

Pytalism, or excessive drooling, is common in the Black and Tan Coonhound. Their extra loose and floppy jowls do not do much to keep the slobber inside their mouths. For some, this is an endearing trait; for others, it can be a nuisance. However, drooling is every bit a part of this breed as its tail and little can be done to stop it. Plus, this trait very much plays a part in the Black and Tan Coonhound's extraordinary ability to track scents. It is said that much can be told about a person by the way they deal with their Coonhound's drool. [...]

Fantastic Olfactory and the Black and Tan Coonhound

The Black and Tan Coonhound is thought to be the result of a cross between the bloodhound and foxhound and has been in use for approximately three hundred years. Recognized by its big floppy jowls and ears, and a sorrowful howl that carries for miles, the breed is also recognized as being one of the most proficient scenthounds in existence. Their ability to pick up scent trails is so superior that they have been known to find leads that were days and weeks old. Though typically used for hunting, this trait has made the breed extremely valuable in everything from drug sniffing dog programs to search and rescue operations. [...]

Mating and Pregnancy of the Black and Tan Coonhound

Pregnancies of a large breed dog such as the Black and Tan Coonhound are typically much easier than toy breeds that have very small pelvises. However, whether it is a large breed or small breed, no female dog should be bred before the age of two. This is to ensure that the female's pelvis has had a chance to fully develop. When planning to breed, owners must first take their female Black and Tan Coonhound to be examined and tested by a veterinarian. These tests cannot be performed until approximately two years of age. Another bonus of waiting is being able to determine the female's heat cycle. In general, this will come every six to seven months. Gauging a cycle helps owners better prepare for when the actual breeding time comes. [...]

Toys the Black and Tan Coonhound Will Love

The Black and Tan Coonhound is a large breed dog that needs plenty of space to keep it busy. As with any other dog, it also needs plenty of mental stimulation as well. Left to its own devices for long periods of time, the Black and Tan Coonhound is likely to take to howling and chewing to communicate boredom or frustration. With the large jaws of the Coonhound chewing up random objects to ease their anxiety, owners can find themselves staring in the face of a fair amount of damage. Black and Tan Coonhounds that have plenty of strong toys to stimulate their mind during the day are less likely to resort to destructive behaviors. [...]

The Black and Tan Coonhound That Doesn’t Hunt

For the majority of its existence, the Black and Tan Coonhound has always been used for the tracking and hunting of game. With twenty times the amount of scent receptors, blood vessels and nerve endings of the human nose, the Coonhound has proven to be a major success at sniffing out leads not only on land but water as well. Seeing the advantages of this ability, many agencies have put the Black and Tan Coonhound's nose to use. From search and rescue missions to various programs in law enforcement, the nose of the Coonhound has consistently come out the winner over advanced computer programs and machines. [...]

Black and Tan Coonhounds of the Rich and Famous

Because hunting and tracking has largely fallen by the wayside, the Black and Tan Coonhound is a breed not commonly seen in many homes these days. It still remains an extremely popular choice with hunters and it has also made quite an impact on law enforcement and search and rescue programs. As it was from its early beginnings, the docile breed has only one thing in mind and that is to catch the scent of leads and follow them. This has made them invaluable not only in the days when hunting was a primary source of food but also now; especially when it comes to important tasks such as finding lost and missing persons. Yet, the Black and Tan Coonhound also pops up amongst some of the most important names of history. [...]

Traits of a Happy Black and Tan Coonhound

With the sagging jowls and long droopy ears, the Black and Tan Coonhound can have a rather forlorn look, especially when coupled with their signature mournful howl. It can leave one wondering just what exactly a Coonhound looks like when it is happy. The truth is, as long as it is getting the right amount of exercise and mental stimulation, the Black and Tan Coonhound will always have a fairly laid back, happy go lucky disposition. They like to get out and go but are just as happy to spread out on the living room floor while their owner catches a little TV as the evening unwinds. [...]

Common Myths of Black and Tan Coonhound Ownership

Before the invention of the grocery store, hunting was one of the chief methods of bringing food into the home. Scent hounds were commonly found in a vast number of households and they were greatly relied upon for tracking and treeing all types of wild quarry. Though it is mostly considered sport these days, when people think of hunting and tracking, visions of the Black and Tan Coonhound often come to mind. The breed has procured quite a large role in American culture, yet few truly know anything about Coonhounds beyond the myths and stereotypes that often follow the breed. [...]

Black and Tan Coonhound Weird Facts/Did You Know?

At only three hundred years old, the Black and Tan Coonhound is a relatively new breed. However, the first scent hounds ever noted on the history books make their appearance somewhere around 3000 BC. It is also known that ancient Greeks and Romans used scent hounds during hunting. Many believe that it was the Greeks and Romans that introduced their dogs to parts of Europe where they were bred with other hounds indigenous to the region. Eventually, this gave way to the St. Hubert Bloodhound and the Talbot hound of Europe that eventually led to the Black and Tan Coonhound developed in America. [...]

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