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American Foxhound vs Bluetick Coonhound vs Bichon Frise – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between American Foxhound vs Bluetick Coonhound vs Bichon Frise" Compare American Foxhound and Bluetick Coonhound. Which is better: American Foxhound or Bluetick Coonhound or Bichon Frise?
Name American Foxhound Bluetick Coonhound Bichon Frise
OriginsUnited States United States Spain Belgium
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank18713246
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Other Names Foxhound Bluetick Hound Bichon Frise, Tenerife Dog, Bichon A Poil Frise, Bichon Tenerife, Purebred Bichon
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1886 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2009 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1972 as a Non-Sporting breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition No set American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Australian National Kennel Council Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. National Kennel Club North American Purebred Registry, Inc. United Kennel Club American Canine Association, Inc. American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club The Bichon Frise Club Of America
Price $400-$600 $500-$600 $700-$1000

General Appearance - American Foxhound vs Bluetick Coonhound vs Bichon Frise

Size Large Large Small
Weight 65-75 pounds (29-34 kg) 45-80 pounds (20-36 kg) 7-13 pounds (3-6 kg)
Avg. Weight 70 pounds (31.5 kg) 62.5 pounds (28 kg) 10 pounds (4.5 kg)
Height 21-25 inches (53-64 cm) 20-27 inches (51-69 cm) Male: 9-12 inches (23–30 cm) Female: 9-11 inches (23-28 cm)
Avg. Height 23 inches (58.5 cm) 23.5 inches (60 cm) Male: 10.5 inches (26.5 cm) Female: 10 inches (25.5 cm)

Hair & Care - American Foxhound vs Bluetick Coonhound vs Bichon Frise

Coat Rough Fine Curly
Colors White Tan Brown Red Blue Black Blue Ticked Tan Black White Apricot Buff Cream
Grooming
Effortless: The American Foxhound requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Bluetick Coonhound requires minimal grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
American Foxhounds shed none to minimal.
Bluetick Coonhounds shed moderately.
Bichon Frises are low shedders.

Characteristics - American Foxhound vs Bluetick Coonhound vs Bichon Frise

Temperament Independent Kind Loyal Intelligent Loving Sweet Tempered Friendly Gentle Active Affectionate Playful Sensitive Cheerful Gentle Intelligent
Intelligent Rank
Average: American Foxhound's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Bichon Frise's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
American Foxhounds are easy to train.
Bluetick Coonhounds are easy to train.
Bichon Frises are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The American Foxhound is a highly playful breed.
Bluetick Coonhounds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Bichon Frise is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
American Foxhounds are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
Bluetick Coonhounds don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
American Foxhounds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Bluetick Coonhounds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Bichon Frises are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
American Foxhounds are a social breed.
Bluetick Coonhounds need for social interaction is average.
Bichon Frises need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
High: The American Foxhound is a very vocal breed.
High: The Bluetick Coonhound is a very vocal breed.
Average: The Bichon Frise barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
American Foxhounds are not the best watchdogs.
Bluetick Coonhounds are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Bichon Frises are average watchdogs.
Territorial
American Foxhounds can't provide protection for their territory.
Bluetick Coonhounds can't provide protection for their territory.
Bichon Frises are not the best to protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The American Foxhound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Bluetick Coonhound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Bichon Frise has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
American Foxhounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Bluetick Coonhounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Bichon Frises have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
American Foxhounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Bluetick Coonhounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Bichon Frises have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
American Foxhounds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Bluetick Coonhounds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Bichon Frises don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Apartment Friendly
American Foxhounds are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Bluetick Coonhounds are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Bichon Frises are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
American Foxhounds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Bluetick Coonhounds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Bichon Frises adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
American Foxhounds do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Bichon Frises tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - American Foxhound vs Bluetick Coonhound vs Bichon Frise

Stranger Friendly
American Foxhounds are average friendly towards strangers.
Bluetick Coonhounds are average friendly towards strangers.
Bichon Frises are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
American Foxhounds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Bluetick Coonhounds are kid-friendly dogs.
Bichon Frises are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
American Foxhounds are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Bluetick Coonhounds are average friendly towards cats.
Bichon Frises are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
American Foxhounds are very dog-friendly dogs.
Bluetick Coonhounds are very dog-friendly dogs.
Bichon Frises are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly Yes
American Foxhound is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Bluetick Coonhound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Bichon Frise is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
American Foxhounds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Bluetick Coonhounds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Bichon Frises are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
American Foxhounds usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Bluetick Coonhounds are generally with other pets.
Bichon Frises are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
American Foxhounds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Bluetick Coonhounds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Bichon Frises are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Yes
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
American Foxhound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Bluetick Coonhound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Bichon Frise breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - American Foxhound vs Bluetick Coonhound vs Bichon Frise

Health Issues
American Foxhounds tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
Bluetick Coonhounds tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
The Bichon Frise is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems No set Bloat Cataracts Hip Dysplasia Krabbe's Disease Allergies Bladder Stones Hip Dysplasia Juvenile Cataracts Patellar Luxation Vaccination Sensitivity
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 11-12 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No Yes
Energy Level
American Foxhounds are high energy dogs.
Bluetick Coonhounds are high energy dogs.
Bichon Frises have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Exercise Need
American Foxhounds need a lot of exercises.
Bluetick Coonhounds need a lot of exercises.
Bichon Frises exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
American Foxhounds don't need too much sleep.
Bluetick Coonhounds don't need too much sleep.
Bichon Frises like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Avg. daily food consumption 2 to 3 cups of a high-quality dog food a day. 3 to 5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The American Foxhound breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The American Foxhound can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The American Foxhound has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Bluetick Coonhound has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Bichon Frise has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The American Foxhound is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Bluetick Coonhound is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Bichon Frise is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - American Foxhound vs Bluetick Coonhound vs Bichon Frise

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 5-7 puppies 6-8 puppies 2-5 puppies

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