Treeing Tennessee Brindle

The dog breed stands out among the hounds for his brindle coat, but his fans are more interested in his ability to send prey up a tree and hold it until the hunter arrives. He’s got a talented nose and a beautiful voice that sings out when he’s on the trail.

See below for full Treeing Tennessee Brindle characteristics!

 

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Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability

Adapts Well to Apartment Living
1
Good For Novice Owners
2
Sensitivity Level
3
Tolerates Being Alone
2
Tolerates Cold Weather
3
Tolerates Hot Weather
3

All Around Friendliness

Affectionate with Family
4
Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs
4
Dog Friendly
4
Friendly Toward Strangers
3

Health Grooming

Amount Of Shedding
4
Drooling Potential
3
Easy To Groom
5
General Health
4
Potential For Weight Gain
3
Size
3

Trainability

Easy To Train
3
Intelligence
4
Potential For Mouthiness
3
Prey Drive
4
Tendency To Bark Or Howl
1
Wanderlust Potential
1

Exercise Needs

Energy Level
4
Intensity
4
Exercise Needs
5
Potential For Playfulness
3

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group:
Hound Dogs
Height:
1 foot, 4 inches to 2 feet tall at the shoulder
Weight:
30 to 45 pounds
Life Span:
10 to 12 years

More About This Breed

  • The Treeing Tennessee Brindle stands out from other trailing dogs for his brindle coat, strong scenting ability, and versatility. He sniffs out all kinds of game and sends it up a tree, holding it there until the hunter arrives.

    A descendant of the Old Brindle Cur dog, he comes from the piney woods of the Ozark Mountains, the deep hollows of the Appalachian Mountains, and everywhere in between. The breed's promoter was Rev. Earl Phillips, who gathered information about them in the 1960s. In 1967, the Treeing Tennessee Brindle Breeders Association was formed to preserve the brindle-colored cur dogs with their intelligent, courageous, and companionable temperaments.

    The TTB's primary characteristic is his brindle coat. He's smaller than the Plott, with a shorter ear and a different build. He's acclaimed for his good voice and sings out when he's on the trail. Despite the emphasis on the brindle coat in the name, when it comes to this breed, performance is paramount.

  • Size

    Males stand 18 to 24 inches at the shoulder and females stand 16 to 22 inches. Weight is proportionate to height, ranging between 30 to 45 pounds.

  • Coat Color And Grooming

    The short, smooth coat comes in brindle or black with brindle trim. Some dogs have white markings on the breast or feet.