The Coonhound is first and fundamentally a working dog, a trail and tree hound, capable of withstanding the rigors of winter, the heat of summer, and the difficult terrain over which he is called upon to work. Used principally for trailing and treeing raccoon, the Coonhound runs his game entirely by scent. The characteristics and courage of the Coonhound also make him proficient on the hunt for deer, bear, mountain lion and other big game. Judges are asked by the club sponsoring the breed to place great emphasis upon these facts when evaluating the merits of the dog. The general impression is that of power, agility and alertness. He immediately impresses one with his ability to cover the ground with powerful rhythmic strides. The Black and Tan Coonhound was officially recognized by the AKC in 1945.
Life span: 10 – 12 years
Origin: United States of America
Color: Black & Tan
Temperament: Even Tempered, Easygoing, Adaptable, Gentle, Lovable, Trusting
Height: Female: 23–25 inches (58–64 cm), Male: 25–27 inches (64–69 cm)
Source: AKC Breed Info and wiki/Coonhound