Black and Tan Coonhound Breed Profile
Among the qualities of the Black and Tan Coonhound are that they are intelligent, loyal, good natured, a hunter, companion, alert, eager, gentle, friendly, willful, and quick-to-follow.
This breed of dog is best suited for energetic, older children. This breed of dog will not do well with small children, as they have a tendency towards horseplay.
Lifespan and Weight
The average lifespan of the Black and Tan Coonhound is around 10 to 12 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 50 to 75 lbs.
The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog are hip dysplasia and weight gain. Do not overfeed!
Housebreaking and Shedding
Housebreaking is out of the question as this breed of dog prefers running around in the outdoors. Shedding is average, brush weekly with special attention to the ears.
Best Owner Compatibility
Not suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. This breed of dog craves human interaction. Best Owner has a large yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give.
Where to Buy
The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.
The average cost of this breed of dog is around $950+. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.
This breed of dog can be prone to aggression, however, they will listen to their owners.
This breed of dog has a tendency to howl if left alone. This is the reason they are not recommended for the apartment and condo environment!
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