Bluetick Coonhound

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Bluetick Coonhound History

The Bluetick Coonhound is a medium-sized, shorthaired hound that was originally developed in the American South. The distinctive white hairs of the dog are called ticking. During the American Revolution, these dogs were used by colonists for hunting raccoons and other small game. The dogs were imported into Europe in the 1800s, but were not very popular. The modern American Bluetick Coonhounds are descended from the dogs imported by English sportsmen to the United States in the early 1900s. The dogs were used for raccoon hunting, and were crossed with Foxhounds and Beagles.

Bluetick Coonhound Physical Characteristics

The Bluetick Coonhound is a medium-sized hound that is typically between 21 and 27 inches at the shoulder and weighs between 45 and 60 pounds. They have long, lithe bodies with long legs and a slender tail. They have long and bushy fur that is blue, tan, or a combination of both. They have dark, round eyes. Their nose is a gray or red color and they have deep chests, level backs, and broad, muscular shoulders. They are calm and friendly, but can be stubborn.

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Height Range

Male Height Range: 22 – 27 inches

Female Height Range: 21 – 25 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 55 – 80 lbs

Female Weight Range: 45 – 65 lbs

Bluetick Coonhound Health

Description of breed health.


11-12 yrs

Bluetick Coonhound Health Concerns

Hip Dysplasia, Bloat, Patellar Luxation

Bluetick Coonhound Temperament and Behaviour

The Bluetick Coonhound is a calm, confident, and good-natured breed of canine. They are friendly and get along well with children and adults alike, but they are protective of their families and can be shy or aggressive with strangers. They are generally healthy, but are prone to hip dysplasia, which may require surgery.

Bluetick Coonhound Activity Requirements

Bluetick Coonhounds are a medium-sized, high-energy hound that is known for being intelligent and good-natured. They thrive on activity and make great companions for people who love to hike, jog, or hunt. While all dogs benefit from regular exercise, Bluetick Coonhounds do especially well when they are getting plenty of activity. They are happiest when they are getting regular runs or hikes with their owners. Bluetick Coonhounds are a great choice for an active person who loves to spend time outdoors. If you are looking for a companion that you can keep busy, a Bluetick Coonhound may be the right choice for you.

Miles Per Day

10 miles

Activity Per Day

90 minutes

Daily Food

2.5 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Recognized by the American Kennel Club

Bluetick Coonhound is part of the Hound group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Bluetick Coonhound is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Recognized by the Australian National Kennel Council

Bluetick Coonhound is part of the Hound group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Bluetick Coonhound is part of the Unclassified group.

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