Bluetick Coonhound

Fast and muscular, the Bluetick dog breed stands out for his striking coat. He has a pleasantly pleading expression and a big bawl mouth — meaning he has a long, drawn out bark. Although he’s a hunter first and foremost, the Bluetick can be a fine housedog and loves his people.

See below for full list of Bluetick Coonhound characteristics!

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Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability

Adapts Well to Apartment Living
2
Good For Novice Owners
2
Sensitivity Level
5
Tolerates Being Alone
2
Tolerates Cold Weather
3
Tolerates Hot Weather
3

All Around Friendliness

Affectionate with Family
5
Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs
5
Dog Friendly
3
Friendly Toward Strangers
3

Health Grooming

Amount Of Shedding
2
Drooling Potential
2
Easy To Groom
5
General Health
4
Potential For Weight Gain
3
Size
3

Trainability

Easy To Train
2
Intelligence
4
Potential For Mouthiness
3
Prey Drive
4
Tendency To Bark Or Howl
4
Wanderlust Potential
5

Exercise Needs

Energy Level
5
Intensity
4
Exercise Needs
5
Potential For Playfulness
5

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group:
Hound Dogs
Height:
1 foot, 11 inches to 2 feet, 6 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight:
45 to 100 pounds
Life Span:
10 to 12 years

More About This Breed

  • These dogs have a noble history, being descendants of the French Grand Bleu de Gascogne and the English Foxhound, many of whom were brought to the United States in colonial times. On the trail, the Bluetick may be slower than some of his coonhound compatriots, but he has a superior nose and a never-say-die attitude.

    Although he's a hunter first and foremost, the Bluetick can be a fine housedog and loves his people. Bear in mind that hounds are a challenge to train. Be patient and persistent as you help them find their motivation, which is more likely to be food than any real desire to please.

  • Size

    Males stand 24 to 30 inches at the shoulder and weigh 55 to 100 pounds. Females are 23 to 28 inches and weigh 45 to 85 pounds.

  • Coat Color And Grooming

    The smooth, glossy coat is dark blue, thickly mottled with black spots on the back, ears, and sides. The head and ears are mostly black, with tan markings over the eyes and on the cheeks. The Bluetick Coonhound has dark red ticking on the feet, the lower legs below the body line, the chest, and below the tail.