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Breed: Coonhound, Black and Tan
Country of Origin: United States
AKC Group: Hound
Function: Hunting, tracking, watchdogging, and agility.
Life Span: 10-12 years
Appearance: Large & powerful
Color: Black and tan
Coat Type: Short
Grooming: An occasional brushing will due. In order to keep the ears clean and infection-free, regular attention is a must.
Height: 23-27 inches
Weight: 50-75 pounds
Activity Level: Medium-high
Watch Dog: Yes
Protection: Depends
Intelligence: High
Trainability: Medium-high
Good With Children: Older
Good With Pets: No
Good With Strangers: No
Character: Willful
Home Environment: Large yard, no apartments
Best Owner: Strong
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Howling
Physical: Prone to hip dysplasia. Do not overfeed this breed.