Treeing Tennessee Brindle

The Treeing Tennessee Brindle dog breed stands out among the hounds for their brindle coat. But their fans are more interested in their ability to send prey up a tree and hold it until the hunter arrives.

Although these are fairly rare, purebred dogs, you may find them in the care of shelters or rescue groups. Remember to adopt! Don’t shop if you want to bring one of these dogs home.

Treeing Tennessee Brindles have talented noses and beautiful voices that sing out when they’re on the trail. They’re also affectionate with their humans and easy to groom! If you’re looking for a hunting companion or an energetic family member who’ll keep you on your toes, this may be the breed for you.

See below for all dog breed traits and facts about Treeing Tennessee Brindles!

Treeing Tennessee Brindle Dog Breed Pictures

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
Kid-Friendly
4
Dog Friendly
4
Friendly Toward Strangers
3

Health And Grooming Needs

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

Physical Needs

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

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group:
Hound Dogs
Height:
16 to 24 inches 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.

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