Black and Tan Coonoodle

50-50 lbs
United States
Black and Tan Coonhound

The Black and Tan Coonhound is a hunter through and through. Descended from Bloodhounds and other hunters, he loves to tree his prey and bay to alert his hunting partner of the quarry. He is mostly black with tan on his face. This prey-driven canine is not recommended for living in urban areas. He should never be allowed to roam without a leash or he may wander. He needs a great deal of exercise and is prone to weight gain when inactive. This dog is highly independent and can be stubborn. The Poodle is somewhat smaller than the Black and Tan; he can be independent and will become the alpha dog if he is spoiled. Highly intelligent and playful, this energetic canine can be destructive if he is bored.

purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Black and Tan Coonhound and Poodle

Black and Tan Coonoodle Health

Average Size
Male Black and Tan Coonoodle size stats
Height: 22-25 inches Weight: 50-70 lbs
Female Black and Tan Coonoodle size stats
Height: 22-23 inches Weight: 50-50 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Gastric Torsion
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Addison's Disease
  • Cushing's Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Cataracts
Occasional Diagnoses
  • None
Occasional Tests
  • Physical Examination
  • Blood Work
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Lab Tests
  • Hip

Black and Tan Coonoodle Breed History

The Black and Tan Coonhound is a descendent of the Talbot hound (as all scent hounds are). His ancestor was used by royalty for his prowess in the hunt. The Coonhound is a strictly American breed; however, his ancestors are directly descended from the English Foxhound. The Black and Tan Coonhound was developed in the southern United States in the 1700s. He is good at tracking all types of game, small or big. He is not very popular as a companion dog, and is more of a hunter and tracker. The Poodle is surprisingly quite the hunter himself. He was developed for hunting waterfowl. The Poodle originated in Germany, but French breeders brought him to be the dog we know today. The ancestry of the Poodle is debatable; many believe the Poodle is a mixture of European water dogs, the North African Barbet, and Asian herding dogs. It is a very old breed. There are illustrations that look very much like the modern-day Poodle in Egyptian and Roman artifacts. They have also performed as circus dogs over the years. Poodles were rare in the United States until after the second World War. At one time, the Poodle was the most popular breed in the country.

Black and Tan Coonoodle Breed Appearance

The Black and Tan Coonhound has a short, dense coat. It is overall black in color with tan markings above the eyes, on the sides of the muzzle, on its chest, legs, and back of the thighs. He has long ears. He is a fairly large dog, yet he is also slender. His tail is long with a slight curve. The Poodle comes in a variety of colors: blue, black, white, gray, silver, brown, café-au-lait, apricot, and cream. The hair is generally curly, stiff, and wiry. The Poodle often demands grooming as his hair grows in various lengths over the body. Poodles are considered mid-sized. They are slender. The Black and Tan Coonoodle will likely be a mixture of both parents’ characteristics. He is likely to be dark-colored with shaggy hair. He will be quite large in size but slender. He will have a fairly long tail.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Black and Tan Coonoodle eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Black and Tan Coonoodle nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Black and Tan Coonoodle coat
fawn Black and Tan Coonoodle coat
white Black and Tan Coonoodle coat
gray Black and Tan Coonoodle coat
silver Black and Tan Coonoodle coat
brown Black and Tan Coonoodle coat
cream Black and Tan Coonoodle coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Black and Tan Coonoodle wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Black and Tan Coonoodle Breed Maintenance

The Black and Tan Coonhound is very low-maintenance. Simply brush him weekly with a grooming mitt or bristle brush and he is ready to go. One point of contention is his ears. Because they hang down, weekly cleaning of the ears is a must. Never put anything in his ear canal, but you may use a wet washcloth the clean the outer parts of the ear. The Poodle requires more maintenance. His hair can be cropped in a number of ways, and the choice is up to the owner and his purpose with the dog. The Poodle rarely sheds, so routine clipping is normal maintenance for him. Every three to six weeks is normal. Even with a clipped coat, your Poodle should be groomed/bathed/trimmed every three weeks to prevent tangling. He should be brushed daily. He also has weepy eyes, so a wet washcloth to the area every day will prevent tear stains. He also has ears that hang down, so he will need the inside of his ears cleaned weekly much like the Black and Tan Coonhound. You can expect a fair bit of maintenance for the Black and Tan Coonoodle. He is bound to have longer hair much like the Poodle parent breed, so it will be important to brush him regularly. You should brush your Black and Tan Coonoodle’s teeth at least three times a week; however, if you want to prevent gum disease, brush the dog’s teeth daily. Trim your dog’s nails often; if they are clicking on the floor as he walks, it is time to trim.  

Brushes for Black and Tan Coonoodle
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Black and Tan Coonoodle requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Black and Tan Coonoodle Temperament

The Black and Tan Coonhound was bred to hunt with and work with other dogs, so you can expect him to get along with other dogs fairly well. He may be reserved around people. He can be stubborn and needs firm, consistent, patient training. It may take up to three years for the Black and Tan Coonhound to mature into adulthood, so you may have an overgrown puppy on your hands for a few years. He is very easy-going, intelligent, and loves to track. The Poodle is intelligent, kind, loyal and can be mischievous if he becomes bored. He also seems to have an air of dignity about himself. He is also very playful; some owners say he has a goofy streak. He is protective of his home and his family. He is affectionate with his family but he is aloof with strangers. He will usually warn his family if strangers are around. He has a great memory. It may be difficult to break him of bad habits. Considering this information, it is reasonable to believe that the Black and Tan Coonoodle will be exceptionally smart. Owners must keep the Coonoodle occupied with toys or he could get into trouble. He may be quite goofy for the first few years of his life. He will likely be very affectionate but somewhat leery of strangers.

Black and Tan Coonoodle Activity Requirements

The Black and Tan Coonoodle is likely to be a very energetic, intelligent dog. He will need at least an hour of exercise. His Black and Tan Coonhound parent breed is great for a walking or jogging companion; however, it is recommended that he is not off the leash when out and about with you. It is best to have a fenced-in yard for the Black and Tan Coonoodle. You should keep some chew toys handy for the dog, and plan for play that exercises his mind as well as his body.

Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
11 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
90 minutes
activity minutes

Black and Tan Coonoodle Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
cup per day cost cup per day cost cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$1.20 - $1.40
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$34.00 - $45.00
food bag monthly cost

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