Bluetick Coonhound

About the Breed

The Bluetick Coonhound is an American breed of dog with a loud, distinctive bark and a friendly, playful disposition. Bred for hunting raccoons and other game animals, the Bluetick Coonhound is an ideal companion for those living in rural areas or for those looking for an outdoor activity partner. This article will discuss the temperaments, history, health concerns and ideal owners of the Bluetick Coonhound. Temperament The Bluetick Coonhound is a very affectionate breed that loves to be around people. They are gentle with children and like to be active outdoors as they were bred to work as hunters. They are loyal companions who also enjoy being indoors with their family members. Though they are independent thinkers, they respond well to consistent training and reward-based systems. The Bluetick Coonhound's loud bay can make them difficult to live with in urban or suburban areas due to noise laws that prohibit excessive barking; however, they can make great watchdogs in any size home if trained correctly from puppyhood not to bark excessively. History The origin of the Bluetick Coonhound is uncertain; however, some believe that it was developed by crossing Bloodhounds with Treeing Walkers during the early 19th century in Tennessee or Virginia in the United States of America. The breed was initially used for hunting raccoons but has since been used for hunting other animals such as opossums, squirrels and rabbits as well as tracking missing persons or animals using its keen sense of smell. The American Kennel Club (AKC) officially recognized the breed in 1945 and today it is still used by hunters throughout North America but also makes a great companion pet as well due its friendly personality. Healthy Weight The average weight range for adult male Blueticks is between 55-80 pounds while females typically weigh between 45-70 pounds; therefore its important to ensure your pup gets enough exercise while ensuring their weight doesnt exceed these ranges which could lead to health issues such as joint problems later on in life due to excess strain on their body caused by carrying too much extra weight around unnecessarily when running or playing outdoors with other dogs. Important Health Checks The most common health issues associated with this breed are hip dysplasia (an inherited disorder affecting movement), elbow dysplasia (a similar condition affecting joints), ear infections due to excess moisture build up within their ears from being outdoors and patellar luxation (a condition where kneecaps become dislocated). To ensure your pup remains healthy annual checkups at your local veterinarian will help identify any potential issues early on before they become serious problems later down the line so regular visits should be scheduled even if your pup seems perfectly healthy otherwise; additionally purchasing pet insurance would also help cover any unforeseen medical bills associated with treating any potential health issues you may encounter down the line which could save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars depending on what needs treatment throughout your pet's lifetime which can sometimes span up over 15 years! Who Is The Breed Ideal For? While anyone looking for a loyal companion would love having a Bluetick Coonhound due its playful personality; those living in rural areas would find this breed particularly suitable given its history of working outside tracking game animals such as raccoons despite them making good indoor pets too when trained properly from puppyhood not bark excessively otherwise noise laws may be broken leading fines imposed upon owners who don't take necessary steps beforehand preventing such occurrences from happening! Additionally those looking for an outdoor activity partner would benefit greatly from having one these dogs accompany them on hikes/walks etcetera given how active they naturally tend towards being when out exercising together! In conclusion, the Blue tick coon hound is a loyal companion dog that loves people - especially children - but was bred primarily for hunting game animals like raccoons etcetera making it ideal for those living rurally who need an outdoor activity partner or watch dog respectively! This article discussed their temperaments history healthy weight range & important health checks all potential owners should consider before bringing one into their home so they know what kind care & attention needs giving ensure long happy life together filled lots love cuddles & fun activities like walks/runs outdoors!

Healthy weight:

50-65 pounds

Recommended Food

Large breed dog food such as Royal Canin Golden Retriever or Hills Science Diet

Breed Colors

  • Blue Tick
  • White & Blue Tick
  • White & Red Tick
  • Lemon & White
  • Red & White
  • Tri-color

Ideal for owners that

  • Patience and dedication
  • Love of outdoor activities
  • Able to provide consistent training and exercise
  • High energy level and a sense of adventure
  • Compassion and understanding
  • Able to commit to a long-term relationship

Health Considerations

  • Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (GDV)
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Otitis Externa
  • Cataracts
  • Hypoglycemia

This breed may be cute, but these are some of their common health issues to be aware of.

Temperment & Skills


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