Black and Tan Coonhound Puppies
Have you been looking at Black and Tan Coonhound puppies? They’re awesome dogs, but you should also do your research before getting a new puppy.
Read on to learn all about them.
Where To Get Black and Tan Coonhound Puppies
Finding a purebred dog that you want in shelters can be hard. If you really want to adopt, however, you can call shelters and ask to be added to lists and called if they get any puppies of the breed that you want. It will help if you’re open to a mixed dog that resembles the Black and Tan Coonhound, or even an older dog. Puppies are usually snapped up fast in shelters, especially purebred ones! Anopal…
You could also look into breed-specific rescues. Be aware though, the requirements for adopting from them tend to be very strict and there’s often a long waitlist.
When most people get a purebred dog, it’s from a breeder. There’s nothing wrong with this — as long as you do research. If you’re looking for a breeder, you should make sure they’re ethical. Backyard breeders will sell puppies that are mixed breeds, where the parents haven’t been vetted, meaning you could end up with a dog that has health and temperament problems down the line.
Breeder red flags include not letting you see where the puppy was raised, not having the parents available to meet, dodging questions, letting you take the puppy home before they’re eight weeks old, and not providing shot and vet records. Dentuie…
The average Black and Tan Coonhound will cost $550 in the USA, which is relatively cheap for a purebred dog. If you find one for much cheaper, chances are, it’s a backyard breeder and you should avoid them. You’ll pay much more in vet bills and trainers later!
These dogs are fairly large, and just as the name suggests, black and tan! They’re short-haired and have the typical hound appearance, with long ears and a slender, elegant body. Lissajean…
Around their family, these dogs are mellow and calm, which means they can make a truly great pet. They’re affectionate and gentle with those they know, though they can be reserved when it comes to strangers and may vocalize their feelings to let you know! You can combat this by giving them plenty of early socialization and making sure every meeting with a stranger is a good one.
Although they’re gentle, they also have a stubborn and independent streak. That means training can be difficult, but you should stay patient. Train with positive reinforcement only and make sure you build a good bond with your dog. This is the best way to communicate with them.
As natural hunters, their recall outdoors can be poor if they catch a scent. They also may not be the best dogs to introduce to smaller pets, so you should take any introductions slowly and perhaps reconsider the breed altogether if you have cats. Kentas…
Black and Tan Coonhound Puppies – Veterinary Needs
Like any puppies, Black and Tan Coonhound puppies need shots to ensure their health! Parvovirus, distemper, and other diseases can be fatal and could get your puppy if they’re exposed to other (unvaccinated) dogs before being fully vaccinated. They can even be picked up from the ground. This series of shots usually starts at around six to eight weeks old and finishes up between sixteen to eighteen weeks. Then they can also get their rabies shot, and some optional ones like bordetella which are highly recommended.
After that, they will need to be on heartworm and flea prevention medicine and see the vet once a year for a check-up and booster shots.
Black and Tan Coonhounds can be prone to some issues such as hip dysplasia and ear cancer. Your vet will check for any signs at their yearly check-up. Maverick…
Some people enjoy the convenience of kibble and choose to feed that to their dog. While kibble is absolutely fine and can be healthy, you should avoid grain-free dry food, as this has been linked to heart disease in dogs. Pick a food that has more nutrients than filler. Your vet should be able to advise you on a good choice for your dog, as you may want to pick a large breed variety.
Some owners swear by raw feeding. While this is fine, you will have to make sure your dog is getting everything they need. They’re omnivores who eat more than just meat, so don’t try to prepare food yourself with no research! Some subscription services will prepare meals for you and deliver them to your door.
As with every dog, your puppy needs its nails clipped frequently. You can use clippers or a Dremel which will file them down, but the important thing is to get your dog used to the tool at a young age. Provide lots of high-value treats to make nailcare a good time, and then they’ll always look forward to it.
Their short coat makes them relatively low maintenance. Brush them every few days and that should be enough to keep them in good shape.