Majestic Tree Hound
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.
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|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|
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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.
Temperament and Behavior
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.
Because of its lively nature, the Majestic Hound needs 30-60 minutes of regular exercise. It does not prefer to remain indoors, and can go miles if it gets the chance. A long session of activities including walking, running, and jogging is a necessity for this breed. Since it needs ample amount of space to romp and play, it is not suitable for apartment dwellers.
Brush a Majestic Tree Hound’s coat with a firm-bristle brush or a hound mitt to keep it dirt free and to prevent the dead hairs from falling onto your clothing and furniture. Your pet dog can have a characteristic odor, which can be washed away by occasional baths. Other grooming requirements include proper nail care and dental hygiene.
The Majestic Hound may suffer from some health conditions including hip dysplasia, cataracts, epilepsy, entropion, bloating, hypothyroidism, and skin infections.
- Leash training: To get your Majestic puppy walking on the leash you should pick the right collar and leash. Start by getting your pet dog accustomed to the collar. Do not put the collar tight so that it becomes uncomfortable and irritating. When holding the leash for the first time, do not forcefully pull on it to get your pet walk at heel.
- Obedience training: Its inherent tendency to track a scent can be effectively used to teach the ‘come’ command when called. Initially, let your pet be in a leading position in front of you. Entice your Majestic hound to advance towards you by running backward with a small treat as you command him to “Come”. When he reaches you, take hold of its collar as you reward it with the treat and plenty of praises.
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.