Origin: United States
Dog Breed Group: Hunting Dogs
Life Span: 10-12 years
Weight: 65-110 pounds
Height: 25-27 inches (male), 23-25 inches (female)
Origin of Name: The Black and Tan Coonhound is a breed of hunting dog
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Raccoon is an unheard hero of American history. These plumps, nocturnal creatures, were a stable source of meat, fur, and fat for the inhabitants of the wild continent.
There were no dog breeds fully equipped to withstand the challenge to the pioneers who were exposed to Western and Southern regions in the post-revolutionary times in hopes of advancing their fortunes. The closest thing at hand was the fox used by the landowners of the south on traditional English-style foxhunts. But the foxhounds, bred to walk directly on the gently rolling acres of a plantation, were unfit for the task. All that America needed was a new den.
With distinctive Yankee ingenuity, the Frontiers overcame European wounds — foxheads and bloodhounds were definitely in the mix — to form a distinctive American breed, the Coinhound. These reindeer carry the scent of raccoons dripping through moonlight sticks and float until their "mine" is their quarry, rifle-toting hunters with a clear, musical voice to mark their location Leaps.
To date, raccoon planting trees with hunters has been called "neet" hunting, with deliberate misspellings by game devotees, which are without seed and one of the unmistakable backwoods that cultivate the Americas and other Conhound breeds. Is in the form of tip. Among the early coonhound enthusiasts was the great explorer, hunter, and "cunner" Daniel Boone, whose beloved Kentucky coonhound became a center of breeding. In fact, B&T and its conhound Kunfolk are America's dogs.
In 1945, B & T became the first Coinhound breed registered by AKC