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The Black and Tan Coonhound is described as easy-going, bright, and brave. The breed is known for its amazingly sensitive nose, giving it superior tracking abilities. Here are 8 Black and Tan Coonhounds that prove that their tracking instinct runs deep.

As puppies they learn that their nose knows.

Even if their prey starts out looking a little different.


A photo posted by Jon-Austen Linch (@jal1135) on Dec 26, 2015 at 12:38pm PST

But no matter their age, scents can always lead them on a journey…


A photo posted by miikana hikes (@miikanakennels) on Dec 11, 2015 at 10:17am PST

Sometimes that journey is into the kitchen.


A photo posted by Stella B. (@stella_the_hound) on Dec 16, 2015 at 11:03pm PST

And they're always looking out, even if it’s just the mailman.

At least they know they look good doing what they do.


A photo posted by miikana hikes (@miikanakennels) on Dec 9, 2015 at 10:22am PST

Even though their instincts run deep…


A video posted by @leoandlady on Nov 29, 2015 at 11:22am PST

…your nose always leads you back home.


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