black and tan coonhound

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black′ and tan′ coon′hound

one of an American breed of large, powerful hounds with a short black-and-tan coat and low-set, drooping ears, used esp. for hunting raccoons.
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The number of breeds competing at Crufts continues to grow, with the inclusion of three new breeds - the Russian Toy (34 dogs entered), White Swiss Shepherd Dog (18) and Black and Tan Coonhound (12), all of which will compete in the Imported Breed Register classes for the first time.
Woody is the puppy-raising expert he is thanks to Maebe, the young adult Black and Tan Coonhound who helped raise him.
The Bluetick Coonhound is one of the breeds of hound used for raccoon hunting; others include the Redbone Coonhound, the Treeing Walker Coonhound and the Black and Tan Coonhound. None of these breeds is particularly common, but the Bluetick probably has the edge in terms of numbers in the Sunshine State.
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