Treeing Tennessee Brindle
Features of the breed
History of Origin
The Treeing Tennessee Brindle is a relatively recent breed in the state of Tennessee in the United States. Indians used the ancestors of this dog for hunting. Therefore, the tiger dog inherited excellent working qualities, an excellent sense of smell, and endurance. The dog’s most frequent prey are squirrels, raccoons, and possums. In 1990, a breeders club of this breed was established. That same year, the Treeing Tennessee Brindle was registered as an independent breed.
Appearance: height, weight, fur, color
The Treeing Tennessee Brindle is compact, strong in build. The head is wedge-shaped, slightly elongated, and the transition from forehead to muzzle is pronounced. The ears are floppy, medium length, and high set. The eyes are oval in shape, medium-sized, and mostly dark in color. The chest is broad and deep; the abdomen is moderately taut. The tail is of medium length, tapering from base to tip. The limbs are muscular, allowing the dog to do various maneuvers at high speed. The coat is smooth to the touch, short and thick. The color is a tiger; different shades can be combined.
The Treeing Tennessee Brindle is considered a true companion. The dog becomes strongly attached to its owner and listens to all his instructions. This energetic and playful dog is always happy to support any play with children. It treats them well and allows little pranks.
The Treeing Tennessee Brindle shows little or no aggression toward strangers. However, if it starts to be touched or shows harsh movements, the tiger dog may show its displeasure. The dog is suitable as a watchdog, but you should not keep it on a chain for a long time. If the dog does not expend the accumulated energy, it will become tense and unhappy.
The pet likes to spend time with other dogs. Socialization is especially important at an early age. But other pets can make the dog jealous of the owner. Therefore, you need to give everyone equal attention; otherwise, the tiger dog will break the learned rules purposefully.
If a dog sees a squirrel or other animal in the park, the dog may have a hunting instinct. This problem can be corrected with training. It is better to introduce the puppy to the environment from the first walks, to stop all attempts to get attracted to the animal.
A pet can be completely quiet at home. The owner can not notice the presence of the dog, especially after a long walk. Therefore, the Treeing Tennessee Brindle can live in an apartment, but only with sufficient walking and plenty of exercises.
The Treeing Tennessee Brindle does not require much grooming. The coat should be brushed daily with a stiff brush. Bathe the dog only if necessary, as the delicate skin is prone to allergic reactions. After a walk, wipe your pet’s paws with a damp cloth. Keep a close eye on his oral hygiene. Avoid soiling the ears so as not to get an infection. Nails should be trimmed every three months.
The owner of a Treeing Tennessee Brindle should have no problem with training. It is an intelligent breed and is automatically included in the training process. The pet is susceptible to the timbre of the owner’s voice. You should not raise your voice at the dog; it is better to explain the command several times calmly and fix the result with a treat.
When exercising outside, do not allow your pet to be distracted by people or other animals. Pause to play between activities. Once your dog has learned the house’s basic rules and outdoors, you can move on to learning commands. A friendly attitude and frequent training will be the key to raising a tiger dog.
The Treeing Tennessee Brindle is considered a fairly hardy dog that can adapt to various weather conditions. It is best to avoid hypothermia. Inspect your pet’s coat daily for pests. Improper nutrition can provoke various allergies. Make sure the pet does not pick up food outside.
The Treeing Tennessee Brindle is prone to such diseases:
- hip dysplasia;
- various types of allergies;
- abdominal bloating;
A healthy diet is key to a pet’s long life. The Treeing Tennessee Brindle should be fed meat, cereals, vegetables, and soups. You should give cottage cheese while the puppy’s bone is forming. Eliminate sweets and do not add spices to the pet’s portion. It is also best to avoid tubular bones and smoked foods. Change the pet’s water daily and, if possible, take it with you on walks.