Treeing Tennessee Brindle



The Treeing Tennessee Brindle was bred in the United States of America. This breed has a keen sense of smell and is therefore used for hunting raccoons and squirrels. This breed has been known for a long time, but only received official recognition in 1967. These days, Treeing Tennessee Brindle are becoming more and more popular among dog owners.

Height: 16-24 inches  Weight: 30-45 lbs.  Lifespan: 10-12 years


The Treeing Tennessee Brindle was specially bred for rapid movement through the forest in search of prey, so he is smaller in size than other hunting dogs. This breed is slender, it has small ears, lean muscles, slightly loose skin and a straight tail. Comparable Breed: Treeing Walker Coonhound, Black Mouth Cur.


The Treeing Tennessee Brindle is affectionate and loyal. This passionate hunter is brave and tenacious. Brindles get along fine with other dogs, but not so good with other pets. They are suitable for families with teenagers who know how to handle this type of variety. This breed is an amazing hunter, and nowadays is getting more popular as a companion dog. Also, the Treeing Tennessee Brindle can be an excellent guard, it will bark loudly to warn the owners of possible danger.

Coat / Care:

The coat is made out of smooth but dense, short hair. The color may be either brindle or black with brindle trim. Shedding is average. This breed requires regular brushing with a stiff brush to remove the excess hair. Bathe the dog only in case of extreme necessity, but do not forget to clean the ears and trim the nails. The majority of Treeing Tennessee Brindles are healthy dogs.


The Treeing Tennessee Brindle is very sensitive, so make sure not be too strict. Physical or mental violence upon the dog can only aggravate the training process. Actually, education should be fair and consistent so that the Treeing Tennessee Brindle could learn and grow.


Very energetic and active, the Treeing Tennessee Brindle requires constant training, which means he cannot live in an apartment. This dog thrives in the countryside near the forest, where he will be able to hone his hunting skills. The Treeing Tennessee Brindle is very fond of outdoors activities, along with the family.

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