December 10, 2012 at 9:29 pm #1265bnietMember
Black and Tan Coonhound
If you are looking for a determined and large sized dog, the Black and Tan Coonhound could be your best choice. It is a large dog with a head that is proportioned to its body. Body length is equal to its height though it might slightly appear longer than it is tall at the withers. It has a level top line with a head that has an oval outline.
The muzzle of the San Diego Black and Tan Coonhound is long with a medium stop that falls between the nose and its back head. Its nose is black and wide. The teeth make a scissor bite. What is more is that the dog has brown to hazel eyes that are round in shape. The ears are long and normally set low. The long ears often hang down to the tip of the dog’s nose. Its legs are long. The tail is strong and normally carried freely. When purchasing the Black and Tan Coonhound San Diego, you need to note that its coat feels loose and it is thick and black. Moreover, there are distinctive markings on the chest, limbs and muzzle.
The Black and Tan Coonhound is known for its intelligence, loyalty and good nature. It makes a great companion and hunter. The breed is known to be eager to please its owners. Other than that, it is alert and always dedicated and passionate to work. It is friendly and gentle with people and always eager to listen to its master. The San Diego Black and Tan Coonhound is good with considerate children and can be trained to relate well with younger children.
To bring the best of your dog, you need to train it early and socialize it sufficiently. Training requires patience and persistent leadership. The Black and Tan Coonhound San Diego that shows aggression does not have a good owner that communicates well and shows natural leadership skills. Improper training and socialization can make the dog both reserved and protective. Additionally, lack of proper exercising and leadership can lead to the development of undesirable behaviors. The breed was initially bred as a working dog. This means it has a lot of natural energy which requires shedding through mental and physical exercises. The breed is recommended for the active families.
- Hip dysplasia
- Gains weight fast
- Ear infections
The Black and Tan Coonhound San Diego is not recommended for an apartment life. They need a large yard to play around. Vigorous exercises are required on a daily basis. The exercises should include long walks and jogs. If possible, give the dog a job.
The coat is easy to groom. It only needs occasional brushing. Special attention should also be given to the ears. They need to be clean to avoid infections.
Height: 23 to 27 inches
Weight: 50 to 75 pounds
10 to 12 years
The Black and Tan Coonhound San Diego is widely used as a companion. It can be trained to relate well with children and other house pets. It is still being used for hunting.
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