Treeing Tennessee Brindle

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Treeing Tennessee Brindle History

The Treeing Tennessee Brindle is a strain of American pit bull terrier that originated in 1949 in Tennessee, United States. The strain came about through the efforts of Mrs. Barbara Sherman of Germantown, Tennessee, who wanted to develop a more protective and tenacious version of her pet pit bull. She crossed a fighting pit with another bloodline, called the “Old Blue Tick”, and in 1949 a litter was born. Out of this litter, three puppies stood out for their striking markings, including a large patch of brindle fur on the chest. She named these puppies “Blue,” “Red,” and “Yellow.” In 1950, she bred them to other fighting pits, with the aim of improving the temperament of the offspring. The “Treeing”, or “natural bobbed”, coat was traditionally associated with a sturdier and more dangerous version of the American Pit Bull Terrier. This appearance was prized by hunters, who valued a more robust and “gamey” canine.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America


Mountain Cur

Treeing Tennessee Brindle Physical Characteristics

The Treeing Tennessee Brindle is a primitive breed that exhibits a mixture of characteristics of its ancestors, the Walker Hound, English Foxhound, and Whippet. They are a small- to mid-sized breed that typically stand between 15 and 21 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh between 20 and 45 pounds. They have an elongated, slightly curved back and a muscular, compact body. They have wide-set, large, round eyes. They have long, shaggy, and curly coats in a variety of colors, including red, orange, copper, or a combination of both. They have a slender muzzle and a bushy tail. They are energetic and agile dogs that thrive on human companionship.

Eye Colors

Brown, Amber

Nose Colors


Coat Colors


Height Range

Male Height Range: 18 – 24 inches

Female Height Range: 16 – 22 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 30 – 50 lbs

Female Weight Range: 30 – 40 lbs

Treeing Tennessee Brindle Health

Description of breed health.


10-12 yrs

Treeing Tennessee Brindle Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Hip Dysplasia, Otitis Externa, Obesity

Treeing Tennessee Brindle Temperament and Behaviour

The Treeing Tennessee Brindle is a very active and energetic hunting dog. They are barkers and diggers, but they are also quite friendly and protective of their owners. They are easily trained and obedient, but they can also be aggressive and dominant, so they need a dominant owner.

Treeing Tennessee Brindle Activity Requirements

The Treeing Tennessee Brindle is a hunting and tracking dog that is full of energy. They are intelligent, agile, and energetic. While they need regular exercise, they are not as high maintenance as many other breeds. A daily walk or jog around the backyard should keep a Treeing Tennessee Brindle happy. They should also be allowed some time to run free in the yard. The Treeing Tennessee Brindle is a high-energy, athletic dog. They can be a bit headstrong, so early training and socialization is important. If you are looking for a very active dog that will require a lot of exercise and attention, a Treeing Tennessee Brindle may be right for you.

Miles Per Day

10 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Recognized by the American Kennel Club

Treeing Tennessee Brindle is part of the Foundation Stock Service group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Treeing Tennessee Brindle is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Treeing Tennessee Brindle is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Treeing Tennessee Brindle is part of the Unclassified group.

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