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Bluetick Coonhound Facts

Name:
The name of the domestic breed
Bluetick Coonhound
Origin:
The area where the animal first came from
North America
Average Size:
The average length (L) or height (H) of the animal
68cm (27in)
Average Weight:
The average measurement of how heavy the animal is
36kg (80lbs)
Average Life Span:
The average time the animal lives for
12 years
Group:
The domestic group such as cat or dog
Hound
Colour:
The colour of the animal's coat or markings
Blue, Black, White, Grey
Average Litter Size:
The average number of babies born at once
7
Temperament:
The way the animal thinks, behaves or reacts
Friendly, devoted and affectionate
Training:
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 Bluetick Coonhound Locations
Map of North America

Bluetick Coonhound

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 to 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: 16th February 2017 [View Sources]

Sources:
1. David Burnie, Dorling Kindersley (2008) Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 10 Nov 2008]
2. David Burnie, Kingfisher (2011) The Kingfisher Animal Encyclopedia [Accessed at: 01 Jan 2011]
3. Dorling Kindersley (2006) Dorling Kindersley Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 10 Nov 2008]
4. Richard Mackay, University of California Press (2009) The Atlas Of Endangered Species [Accessed at: 01 Jan 2009]
5. Tom Jackson, Lorenz Books (2007) The World Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 10 Nov 2008]

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