William N. Cosner


Greencastle, IN
The "master breeder" of the longer eared Black & Tans, William Cosner, whelped his first litter in 1921. He, along with other breeders who fancied this type, became the impetus for AKC acceptance and were the breeders responsible for authoring the first AKC standard for the breed. Mr. Cosner was a founding member of the National Black and Tan Club and was in attendance at their first meeting in Anderson, IN on February 15, 1947. Two of the AKC's "foundation stock" Black and Tan's were Cosner's Black Drum and Cosner's Black Mandy. Mr. Cosner was an active breeder of the old fashioned, long-eared Black and Tan Coonhound for over 75 years with his Maple Hill Farm prefix appearing in the pedigrees of many notable Black & Tan Coonhounds for decades.



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