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Black and Tan Coonhound
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The Black and Tan Coonhound is believed to have descended from the St. Hubert Hound (Bloodhound), and then through the Talbot hound which was already known in 11th century England during the reign of William I, Duke of Normandy.

America's own Virginia Foxhound developed from Foxhounds imported to the New World from New England. The Black and Tan Coonhound evolved from the deliberate trailing, supremely cold-nosed Foxhounds with treeing instinct, of the black and tan color pattern.

Owned by scouts and Indian fighters during the late 1700's, the Black and Tan was the first coonhound to be considered a separate breed from the American Foxhound and was admitted to American Kennel Club registry in 1945.

A determined, painstaking, honest hunter, the Black and Tan is noted for staying on track no matter how faint the scent and producing raccoon under the worst scenting conditions. With his musical voice and persistent attitude, the extremely cold-nosed Black and Tan is incredibly sure, on the trail.

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