Below is the offical breed standards for the Treeing Tennessee Brindle dog, which was established at the first Annual Meeting of the T.T.B.B.A.
- COLOR — Brindle or Black and Brindle trim (small amount of white on breast or feet not objectionable).
- HEAD — Dome flat, wide between eyes, heavy muzzle, short or medium ears set high, eyes dark, prominent, expressive.
- BODY — Deep broad chest, back straight and strong, tail medium length, coat smooth.
- LEGS — Straight, muscular, well set for speed, dew claws permitted.
- FEET — Cat paw type, strong and well arched.
- HEIGHT — Males at shoulder--18 to 24 inches. Females at shoulder--16 to 22 inches.
- WEIGHT — In proportion to height.
- VOICE — Open trailers with change over at tree. Coarse chop preferred.
- CHARACTERISTICS — Strong treeing instinct, desire to hunt, good scenting power, fast hunters, intelligence, alterness, and companionship