Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound is an American dog breed; one of four foxhound breeds. In the 18th century it was crossbred with the Bloodhound, and gave rise to the Black and Tan Coonhound.
Black and Tan Virginia Foxhound is really good for fox hunting.
The Black and Tan Virginia Foxhound is a breed of scenthound native to the United States, specifically the state of Virginia. Primarily a working breed, the Black and Tan Virginia Foxhound is bred and kept almost exclusively to hunt foxes. There is some dispute as to the Black and Tan Virginia Foxhound’s distinctiveness as a breed, with some claiming it is either a mixed-breed dog or a variety of American Foxhound. Either way, The Black and Tan Virginia Foxhound is a close relative of the American Foxhound and the several distinct breeds of Coonhound, especially the Black and Tan Coonhound. The Black and Tan Virginia Foxhound is a rare breed which has not yet been recognized by any major canine registries.
Black and Tan Virginia Foxhound dogs have a keen sense of smell and are faster than other hounds. They are large dogs with long, straight-boned front legs and a large skull with pendant ears which frame the face. They are wide and flat to the head. The eyes are wide set and large with a friendly and intelligent expression. The tail is set moderately high with a slight upward curve and the coat is hard and short, and as the name suggests, a combination of black and tan on a white base. These dogs are not suitable to apartment living because they need a lot of exercise and also tend to put on weight easily. Otherwise, they are fairly healthy and not plagued by genetic disorders involving the hip and bones. Their life span is about 10–12 years. The Black and Tan Virginia Foxhound dog breed has a friendly, pleasant, loyal and reliable temperament.
Black and Tan Virginia Foxhounds were bred to work alongside dozens of other dogs. Even the slightest amount of dog aggression is absolutely intolerable for a pack hunter, and would have been eliminated. As a result, breed members that have been properly socialized generally get along very well with other dogs. Many experienced Foxhound handlers claim that the only aggression issues that they have encountered is between intact male dogs when a female in heat is present. This would be a good breed to introduce to a home with existing dogs of either sex, although it is always important to use extreme caution when introducing strange dogs. In fact, most breed members crave canine company and do best in a home where there is at least one, and preferably several, other dogs.