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Black and Tan Coonhound

Size: Medium / Large

Weight: 50 - 75 lbs.

Height: 23" - 27"

Life Span: 10 - 12 years

Health Problems: CHD; hip dysplasia; ectropion; hemophilia

Origin: France

Also Known As: American Black and Tan Coonhound

Group: Scenthound

Category: Hunting, Tracking

Exercise Needs

The Black and Tan Coonhound requires regular vigorous exercise. This dog is not suited for apartments, city life or kennels.

Grooming Needs

The Black and Tan Coonhound needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing. Must check ears regularly.


The Black and Tan Coonhound is good-natured, intelligent, loyal and mellow.

Compatibility with Kids

Generally good with children.


This extremely rare breed is named for the Chateau Billy in Poitou, France. The breed was nearly extinct after WWII.