We are Antonio and David and we have been involved in the world of dogs for over 30 years.

Black & tan coonhounds came into our lives in 2014 when Antonio imported the first three into the UK, 2 from Finland and 1 from the USA with the aim of  establishing this amazing breed in the UK in the hope of gaining Kennel Club recognition. Over the course of 5 years the breed has gained an avid following with several more coonhounds being imported by a number of dedicated breed enthusiasts.


A breed club was set up with Antonio as Chairman and the club is working hard to gain breed recognition.

As of 1st July 2018 the Black & Tan Coonhound is now fully recognised by the UK Kennel Club!


Covehithe is our kennel affix, named after our favourite beach which is where we love to run our dogs on a regular basis.


Our aim is to breed healthy, well adjusted coonhounds that are fit for function. A dog that is equally happy living as a loved family pet as they are working in the field of trailing, tracking and search and rescue.