Bluetick Coonhound

Description

The Bluetick Coonhound has typical hound characteristics. Its muzzle is in proportion with its head, but wide and average in length. Its eyes are round in shape and set normal. The breed stands on well-muscled and straight front legs and hindlegs that are slightly angled. The hocks are also slightly angled. Its neck is average in length and flows to its long and straight back. The breed’s tail is set just below the back and is carried away from the hocks.

Temperament

The Bluetick Coonhound is a loyal family pet. It has a natural instinct to hunt small animals, but will generally get along with other pets in its home. Caution is recommended when placing this breed in a home with another dog. Children are fine with this protective breed. It will not become aggressive when strangers visit the home, but it will probably no show them any affection. It will alert its owner to any arrival of strangers. It is an efficient hunting companion, capable of tracking both small and large game.

Height and Weight

The Bluetick Coonhound is about 20-27 inches tall and weighs about 45-80 pounds.

Health Problems

There are no health problems associated with the Bluetick Coonhound.

Ideal Living Conditions

The Bluetick Coonhound needs space. This breed does best in a yard or other open are that provides it room to engage in physical activity. The area in which this breed must be enclosed with a well-built fence or other enclosure. The breed can adapt to indoor living conditions, but it tends to be inactive indoors.

Exercise

The Bluetick Coonhound needs more than a little daily exercise. This breed must engage in a significant amount of physical activity on a daily basis. This breed would enjoy running alongside its owner.

Life Expectancy

The Bluetick Coonhound tends to live 11-12 years.

Litter Size

The Bluetick Coonhound has an average of 7-8 puppies.

Grooming

The short coat of the Bluetick Coonhound only needs to brushed occasionally. The coat can be washed, but only if necessary. Grooming this breed should also involve inspecting and cleaning its ears on a regular basis.

Origin

The Bluetick Coonhound originated in the state of Louisiana.

Group

Hound

Color

The Bluetick Coonhound is a blue color that almost looks black. It may have black or light brown spots on its torso and facial area.