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Breed: Black and Tan Coonhound
  • The FSS Black and Tan Coonhound has been assigned the Hound Group designation.
  • The FSS Black and Tan Coonhound has been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service since 1995.
  • The Black and Tan Coonhound was accepted for AKC registration in 1945.
  • Though a relatively new breed to the AKC, the Black and Tan Coonhound is actually a fairly old breed, descended from the Talbot hound which was known in England during the reign of William I, Duke of Normandy, in the 11th century.
  • The Black and Tan Coonhound is believed to be derived from Bloodhounds and Foxhounds.
  • The Black and Tan Coonhound is selectively bred on a basis of color and for proficiency on possum and raccoon.
  • Though not particularly fast, the Black and Tan trails much like a Bloodhound, entirely by scent, with nose to the ground, "barking up" or giving voice upon locating quarry.
  • Although labeled a "coonhound", the Black and Tan is equally proficient in hunting deer, mountain lion, bear, and possibly other big game.

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