Majestic Tree Hound, a large cross between the Bloodhound and the Black and Tan Coonhound, is a scenthound known for its specialized hunting skills. It is characterized by a big, narrow head, a medium-sized muzzle, deep sunken eyes, long, hanging, low-set ears, large nostrils, muscular shoulders, deep chest with well-sprung ribs, slightly arched loin, and straight forelegs. Though its tall and powerful stature might look intimidating, it does not have the inclination to bite or harm people.
|Other names||Bloodhound-Coonhound Mix, Majestic Hound|
|Coat||Short, dense, very thick|
|Color||White, gray, red, brown, blue, black and tan, black|
|Group of Breed||Hound dog|
|Size/Height||Big; 25-30 inches|
|Temperament||Intelligent, affectionate, cheerful, independent, loyal|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Barking||Barks a lot when excited|
|Country Originated in||USA|
|Competitive Registration/Qualification Information||NKC, DRA|
Believed to have originated in the 20th century, the Majestic Hounds were developed by breeders to re-create a breed similar to the large hunting breeds used by early American settlers. Since their creation, these tree hounds have been used in hunting game such as bobcats, mountain lions, deer, and raccoons. In March 1980, the National Majestic Tree Hound Association was formed for the purpose of promoting and preserving the breed, also registered the first hounds in the same year.
These dogs are a specialist in trailing the scent of a game and can flush out an animal from its hiding place. Moreover, they have excellent ‘treeing’ abilities and are good at keeping the game in the tree, barking up so that the hunter can easily spot it.
Besides their tracking and hunting skills, the majestic hounds are noted for making a good family pet. They are an excellent companion for those who admire the wilful nature and playful behavior of these good-natured dogs. They thrive on appreciation and get along well with humans as well as other dogs. Though they make good playmates for kids, their interactions should be supervised since they are a bit bouncy when young.
A Majestic Tree Hound needs four to five cups of dry food a day. Make sure that you monitor its regular food intake so that it does not get fat.