Welcome To Squire!
Our primary goal is to breed healthy, happy, confident hounds consistent with the AKC breed standard and capable of becoming competitive show dogs, well-mannered and socialized family members, and wonderful companions for pet owners. Black and Tan Coonhounds excel as hunting and tracking dogs and also perform successfully in agility, obedience.
Black and Tan Coonhounds are very versatile durable and adaptable to a variety of environments. As described in the AKC breed standard (http://www.abtcc.com/downloadbreedinfo/breedstandard.htm) they are “ fundamentally a working dog, a trail and tree hound, capable of withstanding the rigors of winter, the heat of summer, and the difficult terrain over which he is called upon to work. Used principally for trailing and treeing raccoon, the Black and Tan Coonhound runs his game entirely by scent. The characteristics and courage of the Coonhound also make him proficient on the hunt for deer, bear, mountain lion and other big game…The general impression is that of power, agility and alertness.”