From the AKC: In the early 1960’s Rev. Earl Phillips wrote a column for a national hunting dog magazine. By way of his magazine column Rev. Phillips gathered a wealth of information about…brindle colored Cur dogs, and the people that had these dogs or knew about them.” The Treeing Tennessee Brindle Breeders Association Foundation was established, and dogs gathered from various locations in the US, especially from the area around the Ozarks and Appalachian Mountains. The Treeing Tennessee Brindle has been listed as part of the AKC’s Foundation Stock Service Program since 1995.
The TTB makes a good family pet and is known to be gentle and affectionate with children. Some sources don’t recommended the dog for homes with non-canine pets, but they do well with older dogs.