The Treeing Tennessee Brindle!

As the name implies, the Treeing Tennessee Brindle is excellent at treeing and hunting. Its intelligence, speed, and powerful scenting power all contribute to such trait. In addition, its coat (in brindle and black with brindle trim) is short, dense, and smooth. It has a deep broach chest, small ears, black nose, heavy muzzle, prominent dark eyes that are set wide apart, tight cat feet, and straight tail. This dog is ideal as a pet and a working dog. This hunting dog is perfect for the human hunter.

Some Quick Facts:

Life Expectancy:
10-12 years

Energy Level:

Living Conditions:
Not for apartment life. Needs plenty of outdoor activities.


Exercise Needs:
Try to implement exercise that will hone its hunting and treeing skills.

Breed Group:


16-24 inches

30-45 pounds

Standard Hair Colors:
Brindle or black with brindle trim.

National breed club:
Treeing Tennessee Brindle Breeders Association

Treeing Tennessee Brindle Skills

The Treeing Tennessee Brindle originated in the USA where it has been a favorite companion during hunting for many generations due to its skills in trailing and locating coons, squirrels, and treeing. However, it was only in 1967 that this breed was so officially named.

Treeing Tennessee Brindle Personality

The breed is a fine and practical companion for men and dogs during hunting. As passionate hunters, they are fast, attentive and brave. As house pets, they are affectionate, intelligent, obedient and easy-going companions. However, this breed can be sensitive and when exposed to constant abuse and neglect, will lose its affectionate and hunting spirit.

Exercise Needs

This dog needs plenty of exercise to hone its hunting and treeing skills. Mere walking around the park will not satisfy its hunting instinct, but a camp out and hunting activity outdoor will. It must be given ample exercise in a proper environment.

Living Conditions

The Treeing Tennessee Brindle is a natural hunter and therefore thrives in the outdoors. Apartment life even with a small yard will not suffice for this highly active and hunting enthusiast. It should have plenty of outdoor activities for treeing and hunting.

Grooming Requirements

Because of its short and smooth coat, only minimal grooming such as regular brushing and bathing are required. However, it must be watched out for fleas and ticks that may have gotten into its body during its outdoor excursions.

Health Issues

There is no known health issue for the Treeing Tennessee Brindle.

If you liked this dog… an outdoor companion for your hunting and similar activities, you may opt instead for the Mountain Cur or the Black Mouth Cur although slightly bigger. Similar to Treeing Tennessee Brindle, both are working dogs with first-class skills in treeing and hunting. Or an even better alternative might be the Blue Lacy breed, known for its hunting abilities and adaptability to indoor house environments.


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