Bluetick Coonhound Dog Breed

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Bluetick Coonhound Dog Breed

About the Bluetick Coonhound Dog Breed

The Bluetick Coonhound’s name originated from their coat pattern, which is dark blue and covered in a ticking or mottled pattern. They are known for their goofy looks and droopy ears.

Bluetick Coonhound Physical Characteristics


Dark blue


The Bluetick Coonhound’s coat is short, glossy and requires occasional brushing. Regular bathing is suggested because this breed tends to have an odor to them.

Bluetick Coonhound Personality and Temperament

Activity Level

Alert and Active


This breed is athletic, hardy and often referred to as a working dog that excels in hunting, obedience or agility. The Bluetick Coonhound is lovable and gets along well with other dogs and children. However, if you have a young child, consider adopting an adult Bluetick due to this breed’s active lifestyle.

Things to Consider

The Bluetick Coonhound needs a job in order to stay happy. They may be a bit wary of strangers upon first meeting and may exhibit stubborn behavior at times. This breed is smart but can be easily distracted by a scent.

Bluetick Coonhound Care

Ideal Living Conditions

The Bluetick Coonhound is not recommended for apartment life due to anxiety issues from different scents. Ideally the Bluetick Coonhound will do best in a large space to accommodate their active lifestyle.

Bluetick Coonhound Health

The following conditions are commonly seen in the Bluetick Coonhound:


Bluetick Coonhound History and Background

The Bluetick Coonhound descended from the Grand Bleu de Gascogne (French Staghound) and the English Foxhound. Prior to 1945, Blueticks were referred to as English Coonhounds until breeders broke away from the English breeders because they didn’t want to follow the trend of producing a hot-nosed, fast hunter.

Today, the Bluetick is known to be a larger, cold-nosed, and a resolute breed. The Bluetick Coonhound breed maintains their own unique hunting style and have the ability to detect oldest scents.

Image courtesy Diane Lewis American Kennel Club

By: Chewy Editorial


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