Bluetick Coonhound Dog Breed Information

Bluetick Coonhound Quick Facts
Bluetick Coonhound
Breed Group: Not Akc Recognized
Origen: United States of America
Weight: 45-80 lbs
Height: 20-27 inches
Color(s): Tri-colored, heavily black speckled on white which gives the coat a blueish tint

Bluetick Coonhound Appearance

The Bluetick Coonhound is a large dog, with a muscular body and a typical persuasive hound expression. They get their name due to their coat pattern. The Bluetick Coonhound has a deep chest, broad head and a deep square muzzle. The ears are thin and set low. The eyes are large and dark brown. The tail is long, set high and sickle shaped.

The coat is†short, smooth and glossy. The most common colors are heavily black speckled on white which gives the coat a bluish tint appearance. The weight of the Bluetick Coonhound is around 45-80 pounds and the height is around 20-27 inches.

Bluetick Coonhound Temperament

The Bluetick Coonhound is a hard working dog, intelligent, loving and loyal to their owners. They are nice with children and could make excellent family pets. They get alone well with almost everyone, although it could be aggressive with other dogs sometime. Due to his hunting instinct is not good to leave them alone with small household pets. Early socialization and training will be very helpful to avoid misbehaviors. The Bluetick Coonhound is very vocal and likes to roam. This breed had excellent sense of smell that makes them outstanding hunting/tracking dogs.

Is Bluetick Coonhound the Right Dog Breed for You?

The Bluetick Coonhounds are not recommended for apartment living. They are highly active outside and need plenty of exercise in a good sized fenced- yard. They need space and donít do well when confined to a house with small a yard. The Bluetick Coonhound love to run and play but do not let this breed off the leash in an unsafe area, as they may take off is something gets their attention. They require at least an hour of hard strenuous exercise every day to do well. The do best with an active owner and a daily walk on a leash is not enough exercise to keep them happy.

Bluetick Coonhound Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the Bluetick Coonhound is around 11-12 years.

Bluetick Coonhound Health problems

The Bluetick Coonhound is a relatively healthy breed. The major concerns associated with them are hip dysplasia, cataracts, luxating patellas, hypothyroidism, Krabbes disease (enzyme deficiency) and bloat (Gastric Torsion). To avoid gastric torsion is good to feed them small amounts of food every two or three times a day rater than one big portion.

Bluetick Coonhound Care and Grooming

The Bluetick Coonhound is relatively easy to groom. Brush them occasionally with a firm bristle brush, and dry shampoo occasionally. Bathe in mild soap only when necessary. Over bathing or frequent bathing you will strip the oils from the coat and may cause severe skin irritations and possible allergy type reactions. Their ears should be check regularly to avoid infections.

Bluetick Coonhound Shedding

The Bluetick Coonhound is an average shedder; you'll find hair stuck to your couch, carpets, clothes and everything else in your home, therefore is not best suited for those with allergies.