Majestic Tree Hound
Breeding group : Hounding
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GENERALBreed group: Hounding Type: Pure Breed
Talent: Hunting, Retrieving
PHYSICALSize: Large Weight: 75-110 lbs Fur length: Ears: Flappy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: 3 Colors, Black, Black & Brown, Black & White, Brown & White, Dark Brown / Chocolate, Light Brown / Golden, Merle / Spotted / Brindle / Speckled, White / Cream
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: 10-14 years Rarity: Uncommon Availability: Hard to find
Climate: Good for every climate
The Majestic Tree Hound is a large size scenthound that originated in United States of America. This is a relatively new breed and was developed from well established dog breeds of Medieval France. Saint Hubert Hound and Talbot Hound are the progenitors of this large and magnificent dog. The Majestic Tree Hound is a re-creation of large hunting breeds that were developed and utilized by early American Settlers. This large and powerful dog is taller than most hounds. It stands between 25-30 inches and weighs about 75-110 lbs. A long and narrow head starts off this breed and leads to moderately length muzzle. The deep sunk eyes are matching in color with coat. Typical of hounds, the dog has long hanging ears that are thin and soft. These set on low ears can be 23-24 inches long and fall in graceful folds with the ends curling inwards and backwards. Large nose has well opened nostrils. This dog has a large yet athletic body. Long neck blends smoothly into the muscular shoulders. Well let down chest has well sprung ribs. Deep loin is slightly arched. Forelegs are straight and well boned. This breed has a short but very thick and dense coat that can be found in any color. The Majestic Tree Hound has dignified and noble expression while it also exhibits wisdom, solemnity and power. It is a magnificent breed that is becoming most sought after not only for its excellent hunting skills but also as a family companion. This breed is NOT recognized by AKC or any other major kennel club except NKC.
Any color is acceptable for this breed as it is more valued for its working skills rather than its appearance. This is a beautiful dog that usually comes in Red Majestic, White Majestic, Tri-colored Majestic, Spotted Majestic, Majestic Black and Tan, Majestic High Tan or Saddle Back, Majestic Red or Blue Tick.
The short but very thick and dense coat helps this dog to withstand harsh and unfriendly weather and difficult terrain during its hunting expeditions.
The Majestic Tree Hound is noted as an exceptional hunter of medium and big game like jaguars, bears, bob cats, mountain lions and a variety of other game. Being a scenthound, the dog works at its own pace and has exceptional treeing capabilities. This dog is an specialist in flushing out these large animals from their dens and hiding places. It has a keen sense of smell and would generally succeed in trailing a scent, hot or cold, where other hounds have failed. As a family pet, the Majestic Tree Hound is a joy to live with. Extremely good natured and affectionate, the dog forms a strong bond with its human family. It thrives on appreciation and praise and is a very human oriented breed. The dog is neither quarrelsome nor troublesome with its family and other dogs and pets. It gets along well with other dogs in the family. It has a natural protective instinct specially when the dog is with children. It makes a kind, gentle and very playful playmate of the children while being protective of them at the same time. The Majestic Tree Hound is a friendly dog not only with its family and master but also with strangers. Though the dog has an intimidating appearance with its size and voice, it is non-aggressive and very friendly towards strangers, happily wagging its tail to welcome them.
With its short coat, the dog has low grooming needs. Occasional brushing of the coat will keep it clean and dirt free.
With its intelligent and bright personality comes the independent nature which occasionally makes this dog willful and stubborn. Otherwise an obedient and easy to train breed, the Majestic Tree Hound can be stubborn sometimes and would need an experienced trainer to be a true packleader of this dog. It is a sensitive breed that will respond to praise as well as reprimands. It should be trained in a firm yet gentle manner with lots of praise and a bit of correction.
A working Majestic Tree Hound will take care of its exercise needs when hunting. For pets that are kept mainly as family pets, the dog will need to be taken on long daily walks and provided with ample playing time and space. This breed may not suit apartment dwellers as these dogs need lots of space to roam, run and play.