8 Responses to Treeing Tennessee Brindle

  1. Charlene Farmer says:

    I just got a puppy from our local animal shelter. Couldn’t figure out her breed even though I usually can determine what mix is involved. The vet just listed her as “brindle” which is a color not a breed. She is crazy smart. Learned to sit in one day. Took a week to use the doggie door if that. We have had her less than a month and she knows her name, is pretty much house trained, sits on command, shakes on command, and is very manipulative in her own sweet way. She gets along well with her 14 year old pack members, loves her Uncle Joe who is 7 and plays like nobody’s business with her “litter” mate who is a year older. She also retrieves. She likes to eat books and socks but we are working on that. She is absolutely a love bucket and looks at you with love in her eyes. We both melt. She stalks and runs like a purebred cutting horse, never seen anything like it. She looks exactly like the treeing Tennessee brindle.

  2. LaDonna Logan says:

    I adopted a TTB from a rescue last week. Have no idea how she got to Albuquerque, NM. I can’t find vet that knows much about this breed. She is a great dog about 1 year. I hope to get training for her soon.

    • Dorothy says:

      Miss LaDonna. Hi, Dede from Calif here. I too adopted a TTB April 2018. Was also clueless how it got this far from the Appalachian Mtns. My vet had never heard of them either. And, there is not much online. But keep digging. Info is out there. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treeing_Tennessee_Brindle will give you and your vet a place to start. Also on the AKC site, a History about Rev. Earl Phillips who bread the dog. Good luck with your new baby!

    • Charlene Farmer says:

      My vet didn’t classify our pup either…just called her a brindle. I knew she was some kind of breed by the markings on her face which are very unusual. I will give you our experience with our girl. She is scary smart. Learned to sit in one day. We have had her less than a month she knows her name, will retrieve, sit, wait to eat–(work in progress) shake on command and has learned to use the doggie door. She is good with our 14 year old dogs, but plays with “uncle Joe” who is seven and her brother who we adopted at the same time who is approx. 1 year. She “stalks” which is a weird thing to see and then runs like a championship cutting horse. She looks at you with so much love in her eyes. We seldom have to get onto her except she wants to steal cookies from the rest of the guys. We have to watch her because she displays dominant behavior i.e. takes the high ground, tries to be over the others, luckily that hasn’t been a problem with us. She’s also a little sneaky, she will roll over on her back and expose her tummie to get out of trouble. When she does that I pretty much know that’s her I’m sorry mode.

  3. Mercedes Burgos says:

    I have a beautiful brindal since he was 3 months old and I love him. like a son hes my fur babie.hes 12 now and still strong.when that time comes a big piece of my heart will go with him.

    • Amber says:

      Hi I just got a treeing Tennessee brindle too he’s a beautiful dog but he isn’t getting along with my dog we already have any advice on this breed??? Would be helpful!!

      • Charlene Farmer says:

        It kind of depends on the dogs involved. What I have seen is that they want to be dominant. If your other dog is older, he/she will probably growl the new guy off. I haven’t seen any vicious behavior in mine. She wants to split and take the dominant position but we reinforce the older dogs place by feeding her separately and blocking the splitting as necessary. She reminds of the training you would employ with a pit bull. They don’t respond well to physical correction, but much like a pit they love their owners and want to please them, so a sharp “NO” or bad finger wag gets the point across. At least that’s what I’ve seen in mine. She is crazy smart and I think having a big back yard and others to play with cuts down on most “bad behaviors”. That being said she is still puppy and likes to eat my books, socks, and anything else she can get her mouth on.

  4. All About Dogs says:

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