About Dino the Hound Mix
- Status: Adopted!
- Adoption Fee: $200.00
- Species: Dog
- General Color: Black with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
- Color: Black and Tan
- Current Size: 59.3 Pounds
- Current Age: 2 Years 11 Months (best estimate)
Dino is a sweet hound mix that was saved from a high kill shelter. He is a big love and we hope to find him a wonderful forever home. Dino rode in the car so nicely while being transported to PRBJ. He is a real sweetheart and will make a great companion. He is a great looking dog and pictures don't do him justice. Come meet this boy in person and see why he's quickly becoming a favorite at the shelter!
Foster Update: Dino is great with everyone, including kids! He gets along with our other dog, he occasionally mouths while playing but with a little training he is learning not to. He is not protective over food He oves to play, especially with balls! He also does well on a leash with occasional pulling if he sees squirrels or birds. Loves to run and have lots of attention. He has lots of energy but takes long naps after being played with and worn out. Doesn't respond to his name yet but he knows how to sit and stay and is learning fast!
According to www.dogbreedinfo.com, the Black and Tan Coonhound was developed by crossing the Bloodhound and Foxhound, in the United States on the basis of its colors (black and tan). Best known as a raccoon hunter, the Black and Tan Coonhound howls as he trees his quarry. The breed has also been used very successful to hunt other types of game such as bear, stag, opossum, deer and mountain lion - even on difficult terrain. It withstands well the rigors of winter as well as intense heat. Timid or nervous dogs may be disqualified from exhibitions. The official recognition dates from 1945. Some of the Black and Tan Coonhounds talent's include hunting, tracking, watchdogging, and agility. A quick-to-follow, intelligent, loyal and good-natured hunter and companion, the Black and Tan Coonhound pleases hunter and owner alike. The Black and Tan is an alert and eager dog who is very dedicated to his work. Some sources say this passionate worker is a bit aggressive, but will listen to his master. Other sources say he is gentle and friendly with people. Some individuals are protective and are a bit reserved with strangers. They are usually best with older considerate children. Sometimes they can play rough. This dog can be willful, requiring firm, patient and on-going training. They may howl if they are left alone too much. Do not let this breed off the leash in an unsafe area, as they may take off after an interesting scent. Some Black and Tan tend to be aggressive with other strange dogs. There are two types of Black and Tan Coonhounds: show and field. The show types are a bit larger and maybe somewhat less energetic and work oriented, and therefore tend to make better pets. This breed drools and slobbers. They have a life expectancy of 10-12 years.