The Treeing Tennessee Brindle was bred to hunt. It’s a medium-sized dog with a short, smooth coat that is — you guessed it — brindle! Although this coat is short, it does tend to shed quite a bit. You don’t need to brush them very much, but you may find they leave hair everywhere! It’s usually enough to brush them once a week.
They tend to be a very sociable breed of dog. The Treeing Tennessee Brindle not only loves their adult family members, but they’ll love the kids too. As long as you set boundaries and make sure the kids know how to treat the dog, you’ll find that they’re very gentle. As they’re slightly big though, always supervise interactions, as some don’t know their own strength! They tend to be good with other dogs too, but smaller animals are a bit of a risk. This is because of their hunting background. They often have a bit of a prey drive and may give chase to animals like cats and rabbits. Make sure you keep an eye on them and don’t leave them unsupervised with these animals.
Treeing Tennessee Brindle – A Loving Family Dog
They tend to be good with strangers and are pretty sociable. This is a great thing, as it means you can take them places and trust them to be around other people they may not know well. Many breeds are reserved with strangers, but not this one! However, you’ll still have to make sure you work hard to give them appropriate socialization with strangers. They have a background that will set them up for success but you need to give them the tools to get there!
Overall, this is a great dog to have as they get along with almost everyone and a breed you will quickly embrace.