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The Black and Tan Coonhound was developed by crossing the Talbot Hound (now extinct), with the Bloodhound, and black and tan Foxhound. The Black and Tan Coonhound was the first coon hound to be considered a separate breed than the Foxhound. The Black and Tan was best known as its use in trailing and treeing raccoon, howling at his quarry. This working coonhound has very successfully been used to hunt other types of game such as bear, stag, opossum, deer and mountain lion, even on difficult terrain. Black & Tan Coonhounds withstand well, the rigors of winter as well as intense heat. Black & Tan coonhounds were first recognized by the AKC in 1945. Some of the Black and Tan Coonhounds talent's include hunting, tracking, watchdog, and agility
The Bluetick Coonhound is the state dog of Tennessee where it is said to have originated. Selective breeding in Louisiana of Foxhounds, Curs, French Hounds and English Coonhounds produced the Bluetick Coonhound. The Bluetick was originally recognized by the UKC as the English fox & Coonhound, which included the Bluetick coonhound, Treeing Walker coonhound and English Coonhounds as all in the same breed. The breeds were later separated into their own breed. In 2008 the Bluetick Coonhound was recognized by the AKC in the Miscellaneous Class.
It has been said that the history of the English Coonhound is the history of all coonhounds. With the exception of the Plott Hound, most coonhounds can be traced back to the English Foxhound. In 1905 the English Coonhound was first registered by UKC under the name of English fox & Coonhound. Back then they were used for fox hunting much more than they are today. The name reflected the similarity that the breed had to the American Foxhound and the English foxhound. While the Redbone and Black and Tan were given separate breed status, all other treeing coonhounds were called English after the turn of the century. These included both the Treeing Walker Coonhound and the Bluetick Coonhound. They were considered all the same breed. It was the variation in color which separated them. The heavily ticked dogs split off from the English and the Bluetick Coonhound was recognized as a separate breed in 1945
The exact origin of this outstanding coon hunter was not established although it was speculated that these dogs have arrived with the Spanish colonizers in the 18th century.The leopard cur coonhound was first recognized by the UKC in November of 1998 and had the named changed to American Leopard Hound on May 1st, 2008.
The Plott Hound is the only American hound without British ancestry. In 1750 Jonathan Plott and his brother left Germany bound for America. They took with them five Hanoverian Hounds. Jonathan Plott's brother died during the trip but Jonathan settled in North Carolina. It was there that he raised a family and bred his dogs. A mix of bloodhounds and curs reportedly comprised the original stock. For the next 200 years the dogs were bred by generations of Plott family members and were referred to as the Plott's hounds. The dogs worked at hunting bear and raccoon in the Appalachian, Blue Ridge, and Great Smoky Mountains of the Eastern United States. The Plott family rarely put the dogs on the market so they remained rare outside the southern United States. The dogs were recognized for the first time in 1946 by the United Kennel Club. Plotts are hardy and have superior hunting instincts. They are effective in the search for coyotes, wolves, and wildcats.
Years ago most coon hunters who owned a red dog of unknown ancestry, but proven ability in tracking and treeing raccoons, called their dog a "Redbone." Then a few serious breeders who were devoted both to the breed and the sport began a campaign of selective breeding to produce a hound with the necessary characteristics to make a superior coonhound and which would breed true to type in color and conformation. Breeders in the American South, Tennessee and Georgia to be precise, desired a hound with more speed and a hotter sniffer than many of the existing coonhounds. The first dogs were commonly called "Saddlebacks." The background color was red, and most of them possessed black saddle markings. By selective breeding, the black saddle was bred out and the solid red dogs became known as Redbone Coonhounds.
Treeing Walker Coonhound Classifieds, The Treeing Walker is a descendant of the English Foxhound, which Thomas Walker imported to Virginia in 1742. Sometime in the 1800's, a dog known as "Tennessee Lead," a stolen dog of unknown origin, was crossed into the Walker Hound. He was a powerful dog, excelling in game sense, drive and speed, and having a clear, short-chop mouth. The Treeing Walker was not recognized as its own breed until 1946. This direct lineage brings us this efficient hunter. This coonhound has retained the looks of its ancestors, the English Foxhound. An underlying sense of game coupled with untiring speed and manly drive makes this coonhound unstoppable.
The first Beagles date back to the 1500s. English hunters would take packs of these dogs out on the hunt tracking rabbits, hare, pheasant, quail and other small animals. The Beagle hunting dog, probably originated as a cross between the Harrier and other types of English hounds. The dogs have since become one of the most popular breeds in the USA. The dogs can hunt alone, in pairs or in packs. The name "Beagle" may have come from the French term "be’geule," which means “gape throat,” referring to the dogs baying voice. The name may also have come from the dog's size, stemming from the French word “beigh”, the Old English word “begele”, or perhaps the Celtic word “beag”, which all mean "small". Beagle hunting dogs have served as an excellent narcotics detection dog and makes a fine family companion. Beagle hunting dogs were first recognized by the AKC in 1885.
Black Mouth Cur coonhouds are tough, resilient working and hunting dogs. Fearless and relentless in the wild. Black Mouth Cur coonhounds happen to be very sensitive and gentle with people: Around children, cur coonhounds tend to tone-down the play and become more mild and protective. Cur Coonhounds are outgoing, affectionate and very protective of family members. Black Mouth Cur Coon Dogs are smart and curious canines
Crossbreed coonhounds can be a mixture of any type of coonhound, bred to another type of coonhound. crossbreeds work great for the casual hunter, who just loves to coon hunt and is not worried about competition hunting, because the breed may not be recognized by the pedigree administrations.
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