Black and Tan Coonhound Breed Maintenance
With their short, dense coat, the Coonhound only needs occasional brushing to keep its coat in good order. Because they have long silky floppy ears, a regular ear check is necessary, and cleaning is essential. Your veterinarian can show you the correct way to clean your dog’s ears. Because most Coonhounds drool, you may need to regularly wipe your dog’s face, especially inside the home, unless you want to be covered by drool! Although they do like to laze about at times, they tend to put on weight, and they need exercising just to keep them fit and healthy, as well as burn off some energy so that they are easy to manage. With a Coonhound, it pays to keep them on a leash when out walking, because if they catch a scent their instincts will take over and you will see them disappearing over the horizon, paying no heed to your calls.