The words Dog Breed Info with the letter D inside of a black paw print

The Purebred Treeing Tennessee Brindle

Information and Pictures

Front side view - A Treeing Tennessee Brindle is laying across a carpeted surface, it has an orange toy in its mouth and it is looking forward.

Porter Treeing Tennessee Brindle at 5 years old with a toy in his mouth

Other Names
  • TTB

Tree ing Ten-uh-see Brin-dl


The short soft coat of the Treeing Tennessee Brindle comes in brindle or brindle with patches of black. Sometimes small white markings appear on the chest and feet.


The Treeing Tennessee Brindle is courageous and brave. The dog is an excellent hunter with a bay that sounds like a crying baby. Intelligent, lively, alert and friendly, they make loyal companions.

Height, Weight

Height: 16-24 inches (41-61 cm)
Weight: 30-50 pounds (14-23 kg)

Health Problems

Fairly healthy breed

Living Conditions

The Treeing Tennessee Brindle is not recommended for apartment life unless you plan on giving the dog a lot of daily exercise. They are relatively inactive indoors and will do best with at least a large yard.


This breed needs vigorous daily exercise is needed, which includes a long walk each day. Does best with an active family. Will do well with a job to do.

Life Expectancy

About 10-12 years

Litter Size

About 5-8 puppies


An occasional brushing will do. In order to keep the ears clean and infection-free, regular attention is a must.


Developed in the United States by Reverend Earl Phillips in the early 1960s near the Appalachian and Ozark Mountains. The Treeing Tennesee Brindle was bred from brindle curs from hunting and treeing dogs with brown coats that had tiger striped markings with black patches.



  • ACA = American Canine Association
  • AKC/FSS = American Kennel Club Foundation Stock Service® Program
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • NAPR = North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
Front view - a Treeing Tennessee Brindle dog sitting in grass looking up and forward. It has brown almond shaped eyes. Its coat is dark brown brindle with a white chest and white on its snout.

Dozer the Treeing Tennessee Brindle

The left side of a Treeing Tennessee Brindle dog standing across a green surface, its mouth is open, its tongue is out and it is looking forward.

This is Brittany the Treeing Tennessee Brindle. Her owners say, "She is the sweetest pooch you will ever know."

Close up side view head and upper body shot - Top down view of a Treeing Tennessee Brindle that is standing on a tennis court and it is looking to the right.

Brittany the Treeing Tennessee Brindle