The Black and Tan Coonhound was officially recognized by the AKC in 1945. It is believed to be descendant of the bloodhound and foxhound. It ranks as the 132nd most popular dog breed in the United States. Ie is easygoing, friendly, bright; mellow by the fireside, rugged and brave on the trail.
The Black and Tan Coonhound is a breed of dog. Developed in the United States from crosses between the Bloodhound and the Black and Tan Virginia Foxhound, this coonhound runs its game entirely by scent and is used primarily for trailing and treeing raccoons. Wikipedia