The Black and Tan Coonhound, known for their melodious voices, also have a great sense of smell. They are very bright, loyal, and kind dogs, but not necessarily always gentle. Without proper training, this breed may become aggressive. They are also relatively mild mannered, and need some encouragement to come out of their shell. Not always keen on strangers, they should be socialized too. For this breed, it is best if their owner has an excess of patience, since they are very sensitive and have a few behaviors that can become problematic if not dealt with early on. .