Country/Date of origin: USA/1700s
Generations of breeding have produced this raccoon and possum specialist. Like the dogs it was created from, the Bloodhound, the Foxhound and the now extinct Talbot Hound, the Black and Tan Coonhound is a scent trailer and works with his head down. Coonhounds do not give excessive voice when trailing but when the quarry is treed, they break into a lusty chorus. One of the six breeds of American coonhounds, the Black and Tan was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 1900 and by the American Kennel Club in 1945. Most are registered with the UKC which holds many more field events than the rival AKC.