The American Black And Tan Coonhound was first registered as a breed in 1900 and officially recognized in 1945, remaining a regular competitor in Dog Shows ever since. Primarily a working hunter, this is also a calm and obedient house pet. While some specimens can be stubborn at times, this is generally an easy breed to train and socialize. The Black And Tan Coon Hound is loyal and loving of children, making an agreable family companion. Naturally aloof with strangers, it also makes a reliable watchdog. Strong-legged, well-boned and muscular, this is a powerful and surprisingly agile breed, enjoying an active and working lifestyle, but is content with long walks and sufficient daily excercise.
The coat is short, flat and smooth, always black-n-tan in colour. Average height is around 26 inches.