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Height: 20-24 inches and Weight is 45-55 pounds
Smooth, fine, glossy, but thick enough to provide protection from wind and water. rare specimens are double coated, with a short, soft, thick inner coat concealed by a longer, smoother and stiffer outer coat.
Eager to please, loyal, intelligent, alert. Aggressive, bold, and fearless hunter.
Disposition generally even, but varies among strains, with a distinction sometimes appearing between those bred for big game and those bred as coonhounds.
Light shedding. Ocassional brushing.
Easy to train. Has natural treeing instinct. Proficient in trailing. Should be well socialized at an early age and taught basic obedience.
This breed's tremendous stamina makes its exercise needs rather substantial. Regular long walks are required, as well as other outdoor activities where it can burn off some steam.