The Black and Tan Coonhound is a breed of dog used principally for trailing and treeing raccoon. It's a cross between the Bloodhound, and the Black and Tan Virginia Foxhound. The Black and Tan Coonhound runs its game entirely by scent. The courage of the Coonhound also make it proficient on the hunt for deer, bear, cougar and other big game, although many US states are restricting the hunting of antlered animals with dogs. The general impression is that of power, agility and alertness, with the ability to cover ground swiftly with powerful rhythmic strides. Each hound has its own distinctive voice which is often recognizable to its owners from great distance. Eyes are hazel to brown Ears are extremely long, wide, and thin, set low and far back on the dog's head, hanging well down the neck. Their black and tan markings are similar to the Doberman and the Rottweiler but have key distinguishing differences from these breeds. The most prominent are the long tails and ears, and their loud, baying bark. Legs are long in proportion to the body length, muscular and finely modelled. The tail is set slightly below the natural line of the back, strongly tapered, and carried at a right angle, when the dog is alert or excited. 23 to 27 inches (58 to 69 cm) at the shoulder 8 to 10 inches (20 to 25 cm) head (back of skull to tip of nose) 65 to 130 pounds (29 to 59 kg) Males are typically larger and heavier boned than females.

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