American Canine Association

Breeds

Breed Name: Tennessee Treeing Brindle


History

Dating back to the mid 1900's, the Tennessee Treeing Brindle was an already established breed that was being noticed for their incredible treeing and hunting skills. This breed became very popular for breeders as well for families wanting to add a companion and hunting partner to their family.

Appearance

The Tennessee Treeing Brindle is a medium to large size breed with males and females measuring 16-24 inches in height and weighing 30-50 pounds in weight. This breed has a wedge shaped head that forms into a narrow scissor bite. The space between their ears is broad, as their ears are folded down firmly and triangular in shape. Their two almond shaped eyes are medium in size and generally a light hazel to dark brown in color. Their general body build is lean, rectangular and active in appearance. Their tail is medium in length, thin and tapers to a point at the end. Their single layer coat is short, harsh to the touch and available in brindle.

Temperament

The Tennessee Treeing Brindle is best suited for those homes that are active, familiar with hunting breeds, and have the time for daily mental and physical exercise for their new addition. This breed has an excellent, natural hunting ability and truly wants to use it when outdoors at all times. The Tennessee Treeing brindle is recommended for canine homes only, and can do well with children he or she grows up around. Early socialization and obedience classes are recommended. Positive reinforcement training methods are the only training methods recommended.

Grooming

This breed does shed. Daily brushing and bathe when needed.

Special Notes

Please fully educate yourself about the Tennessee Treeing Brindle prior to adding one to your household to ensure you are able to provide a life long physical and financial commitment to your new family member. This breed requires a properly fenced in yard or properly fitting harness and leash while outdoors at all times. All dogs originate from wolves (Canis Lupus). Each breed of dog was originally created by mixing different breeds together in an effort to bring forth certain characteristics. Once a breeder has created acceptable “breed characteristics” within their bloodline and these “breed characteristics” have shown to be reliably reproduced in the offspring for three (3) generations, the bloodline may be upgraded from the category of “foundation stock” to “pure-bred”. The same “pure-bred” breed standards vary from different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders. Dog DNA testing companies can have accurate results for a specific bloodline of a small colony of dogs. However, there are tens of thousands of different bloodlines in the world which have not yet been tested for marker baseline results by Dog DNA testing companies as of 2017. For this reason Dog DNA testing companies do not guarantee the 100% accuracy of their breed lineage results and will also show different marker results for the same pure-bred breed in different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders.

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