Bluetick Coonhound Facts
Most widely used name for this species
The area where the animal first came from
The average length (L) or height (H) of the animal
The average measurement of how heavy the animal is
The average time the animal lives for
The domestic group such as cat or dog
The colour of the animal's coat or markings
|Blue, Black, White, Grey|
|Average Litter Size:|
The average number of babies born at once
The way the animal thinks, behaves or reacts
|Friendly, devoted and affectionate|
The level of house-training needed for the animal
|Should be trained from an early age due to their large size|
Bluetick Coonhound Location
Map of North America
Bluetick Coonhounds are a friendly breed, but new owners should be warned they can be particularly challenging to train. They are, like their hound counterparts, very intelligent breeds, with an uncanny knack for problem-solving.
This can be particularly problematic if they are confined to a household or too small a yard, and one should give this breed plenty of space. Once trained, the breed is very mindful of its owner. Breed will drool occasionally and salivate heavily when exposed to human foods.
They are very loud, constant, and howling barkers. They are bred to be working hunting dogs and can be a challenge for pet owners. In normal conditions, the dog is excellent around families and children. Once trained, they are mindful, friendly dogs. However, their noses will keep them in trouble, so food and garbage should not ever be left out unattended. Often mistaken for aggressiveness, the breed will "greet" strangers with its signature howl and will literally "sniff" the subject until satisfied. Usually this is just the way the breed gets to know its subjects. Since the Blue Ticks are driven by their strong sense of smell, they make excellent hunting/tracking dogs.
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First Published: 10th November 2008, Last Updated: 8th November 2019
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