Treeing Tennessee Brindle

April 12, 2012

The Treeing Tennessee Brindle is a variation of an American coonhound. However, the Treeing Tennessee Brindle is not as large as other coonhounds. In fact, they are usually only around 16 – 24 inches. This breed has cat-like paws as well as a distinctive bark. It is a good dog for finding prey and trailing. The Treeing Tennessee Brindle is a courageous hunter and a good companion.

According to owners of the Treeing Tennessee Brindle, this dog is a sensitive breed and more than many other breeds, they must not be mistreated. Once they have been mistreated, it has been reported that it is very unlikely they will trust you again. The Treeing Tennessee Brindle is a friendly and good natured dog that usually gets along with others. This breed of dog is very alert, intelligent, and vocal. The Treeing Tennessee Brindle tend to bark a lot. They have a strong desire to work. The Treeing Tennessee Brindle has excellent hunting and treeing skills. This dog has large ears which is an asset for it when listening to the sounds of its prey. It is able to move quickly because of tis lean muscular legs and powerful shoulders. When this breed has its prey cornered, it will give its unique howl to alert its human companion. The Treeing Tennessee Brindle has proven to be popular because of its appearance and also because of its skills as a hunting dog.

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Appearance

The Treeing Tennessee Brindle is smaller that most other types of hounds. It has small ears and feet that are similar to a cat. This breed has a short coat that is smooth, dense, and soft. Most of these dogs are brindle in color. It is also acceptable to be a black color with streaks. A small amount of white color is also acceptable on the feet or breast area.

The Treeing Tennessee Brindle has prominent dark expressive eyes and a course mouth. The tail should be medium in length and straight. The average height of this breed is between 16 – 24 inches. The average weight is between 30 – 50 pounds.

Personality

The Treeing Tennessee Brindle are active dogs that are very friendly. This breed is known for getting along with other types of dogs. In fact, in most cases, they are found in groups of dogs when hunting. The Treeing Tennessee Brindle is hard worker and tends to be outgoing. They get along with people and are affectionate and intelligent. The Treeing Tennessee Brindle is a sensitive breed compared to the majority of other dogs. If you are looking for a Treeing Tennessee Brindle puppy, it is best to choose one that is happy, inquisitive, confident, and bold.

The Treeing Tennessee Brindle has very good skills as a watch dog but not very good skills as a guard dog. This breed may give an intimidating appearance but they are friendly.

Care

The Treeing Tennessee Brindle does not need an excessive amount of grooming and maintenance. They should be bathed and brushed occasionally to remove dirt and dead hair. It is important that this breed get a regular amount of exercise. This is necessary so they can stay in shape so they can carry on their hunting activities.

The Treeing Tennessee Brindle has unique requirements when it comes to training. Extra care must be taken so they are not abused because of their overly sensitive nature. If you lose their trust, it will be very difficult to gain it back. It is best to train them using positive reinforcement on a consistent basis. The Treeing Tennessee Brindle has a medium skill level when it comes to learning. Their obedience skills are classified as high and their problem solving skills are medium.

History

The Treeing Tennessee Brindle does not have a long history. The Treeing Tennessee Brindle was only classified into a distinct breed within the previous fifty years. For the longest time, various types of brindle colored tree dogs have existed all over the United States. There was a particular dog that was not as large and with smaller ears but still brindle in color.

In the 1960’s. Rev. Earl Philiips began publishing articles on the various treeing dogs. He learned much about these dogs and their owners. From the various dog owners that he corresponded with, he learned that these brindle dogs had excellent treeing and hunting abilities.

Some people began to attempt to advocate Cur dogs of various colors but there was none trying to promote the brindle Cur dogs. So in the year 1967, Reverend Philips contacted these people again and suggested that an organization be formed to preserve the brindle Curs. Finally the Treeing Tennessee Brindle Breeders Association was formed in March of 1967. The goal of this organization is to breed a brindled colored dog that is smaller than the Plott. With selective breeding, desirable qualities can be enhanced in the Treeing Tennessee Brindle breed.

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