Bluetick Coonhound Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Bluetick Coonhound so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginUnited States flagUnited States
Other Names
What other names does the Bluetick Coonhound have?
Bluetick Hound
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred

Bluetick Coonhound Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Bluetick Coonhound puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? How much money is a Bluetick Coonhound?
$500-$600
If you choose to purchase the Bluetick Coonhound, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Bluetick Coonhound for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Bluetick Coonhound gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Bluetick Coonhound? How many Bluetick Coonhound are there in the world?
Frequent: The Bluetick Coonhound is easier than average to get. Maybe there is some risk of overbreeding, as it is a popular breed.

Due to its popularity, inbreeding may occur. A new study shows that inbreeding contributes to the incidence of disease and health problems.

So be careful and seek the help of an experienced person or a professional, in making your decision.

Bluetick Coonhound Size

Size
Is a Bluetick Coonhound small, medium or large dog?

How big do Bluetick Coonhound get?

Large
Weight
How much does the Bluetick Coonhound weigh? How much should the Bluetick Coonhound breed weight? What is the normal weight of a Bluetick Coonhound?
45-80 pounds (20-36 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Bluetick Coonhound?
62.5 pounds (28 kg)
Height
How tall is the Bluetick Coonhound? Bluetick Coonhound height:
20-27 inches (51-69 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Bluetick Coonhound?
23.5 inches (60 cm)

Bluetick Coonhound Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Bluetick Coonhound have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Fine
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Bluetick Coonhound's coat?
Blue TickedTanBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Bluetick Coonhound and how often?
Effortless: The Bluetick Coonhound requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Bluetick Coonhound is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Bluetick Coonhound dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Bluetick Hound?
Bluetick Coonhounds shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Bluetick Coonhound need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Bluetick Coonhound every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing.

Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Bluetick Coonhound Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Bluetick Coonhound have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
FriendlyGentleActive
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Bluetick Coonhound? Is the Bluetick Coonhound breed dumb or smart?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Bluetick Coonhound obey the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.

The Bluetick Coonhound ranks below average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.

Trainability
Are Bluetick Coonhound dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Bluetick Coonhounds are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Average: Bluetick Coonhounds, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark in excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Bluetick Coonhound sensitivity:
Sensitive: Bluetick Coonhounds don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.

This breed's emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Bluetick Coonhound a good family dog?
High: Bluetick Coonhounds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Bluetick Hound need? Bluetick Coonhound social needs:
Bluetick Coonhounds need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Bluetick Coonhound dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Bluetick Hound bark?
A lot: Bluetick Coonhound is a particularly loud breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. If you want a quiet dog, not the best choice.

The main triggers for barking are fear, attention, alarm, boredom, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking, and defense.

Watchdog Ability
Is Bluetick Coonhound good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Bluetick Coonhounds are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog. They aren't territorial and protective about their property, so they won't alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Bluetick Coonhound dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Bluetick Coonhounds can't provide protection for their territory. It's better to leave them out of the duty of protecting your valuables and property.
Biting Potential
Do Bluetick Coonhound bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Bluetick Hound? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Bluetick Coonhound? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Bluetick Coonhound has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Bluetick Coonhound has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Bluetick Coonhound? How much bite force does a Bluetick Coonhound have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Bluetick Coonhound bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The Bluetick Coonhound, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Bluetick Coonhound do?
Bluetick Coonhounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Bluetick Coonhounds need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Bluetick Coonhound to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Bluetick Coonhound roam?
Bluetick Coonhounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Bluetick Coonhound have high prey drive?
Bluetick Coonhounds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Bluetick Coonhounds are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Bluetick Coonhound good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Bluetick Coonhound breed. If you don't have a garden, think carefully about your decision, keeping Bluetick Coonhound indoors can cause a lot of problems.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Bluetick Coonhounds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Bluetick Coonhound be left alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.

Bluetick Coonhound Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Bluetick Coonhound temperament with other people:
Bluetick Coonhounds are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Bluetick Coonhound dogs get along with other pets? Are Bluetick Coonhound dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Bluetick Coonhounds are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Bluetick Coonhound dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Bluetick Coonhound temperament with children:
Bluetick Coonhounds are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Bluetick Coonhound dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Bluetick Coonhound breed live with a cat?
Bluetick Coonhounds are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Bluetick Coonhound good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Bluetick Coonhound dogs get along with other dogs?
Bluetick Coonhounds are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Bluetick Coonhound can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Bluetick Coonhound breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Bluetick Coonhound breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Bluetick Coonhounds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Bluetick Coonhounds good office dogs? Do Bluetick Coonhounds make good office friendly dogs? Can Bluetick Coonhounds be office dogs?
No
Bluetick Coonhound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Bluetick Coonhound dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Bluetick Hound temperament with senior people? Are Bluetick Coonhound dogs good for elderly owners?
Bluetick Coonhounds are usually recommended for elderly people.

Bluetick Coonhound Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Bluetick Coonhound dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Bluetick Coonhounds tend to have a lot and frequent health issues. Regular vet check-ups are essential with this breed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Bluetick Coonhound breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Bluetick Coonhound breed? Most common health risks of Bluetick Coonhound:
BloatCataractsHip DysplasiaKrabbe's Disease
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Bluetick Coonhound breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Bluetick Coonhound see the vet?
Frequent
The Bluetick Coonhound should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Bluetick Coonhound dogs live? How old can a Bluetick Coonhound be? What is the age limit of the Bluetick Coonhound? How many years can the oldest Bluetick Coonhound live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Bluetick Coonhound?

10-12 years
The average lifespan of Bluetick Coonhound: 11 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Bluetick Coonhound breed hypoallergenic?
No
Bluetick Coonhounds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Bluetick Coonhound have? What is the activity level of the Bluetick Coonhound?
Bluetick Coonhounds are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Bluetick Coonhound need? How much exercise do Bluetick Coonhound dogs require per day?
Bluetick Coonhounds need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Bluetick Coonhound breed need?
Bluetick Coonhounds don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Bluetick Coonhound need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Bluetick Coonhound breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Bluetick Coonhound? How much food should I feed my Bluetick Coonhound?
3 to 5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Bluetick Coonhound risk for obesity:
Average: The Bluetick Coonhound has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Bluetick Coonhound's weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur. Dogs with a double coat of fur have a layer of fur that insulates their skin and helps protect them from the cold and the heat.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Bluetick Coonhound has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Bluetick Coonhound drool?
The Bluetick Coonhound is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Bluetick Coonhound could be a good choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool less than others, just like the Bluetick Coonhound.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Bluetick Coonhound As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Bluetick Coonhound be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Bluetick Coonhound is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Bluetick Coonhound be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Bluetick Coonhound be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Bluetick Coonhound is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Bluetick Coonhound be a sniffer dog?

Yes

After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work. 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.

Bluetick Coonhound breed is a good choice for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Bluetick Coonhound be a search and rescue dog?

Yes

This breed would make an excellent search and rescue dog. 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.

The Bluetick Coonhound breed is a good choice for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Bluetick Coonhound be a boat dog?

Not really

Bluetick Coonhound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Bluetick Coonhound be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Bluetick Coonhound is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Bluetick Coonhound dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Bluetick Coonhound Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Bluetick Coonhound pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Bluetick Coonhound breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Bluetick Coonhound: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Bluetick Coonhound have in a litter? How many puppies can the Bluetick Coonhound breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Bluetick Coonhound have? How many puppies can a Bluetick Coonhound give birth to?
6-8 puppies

Bluetick Coonhound Recognition

AKC Group
Is Bluetick Coonhound recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2009 as a Hound breed.
FCI Group
Is Bluetick Coonhound recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Bluetick Coonhound breed?
American Canine RegistryAmerican Kennel ClubAmerica's Pet RegistryAustralian National Kennel CouncilCanadian Kennel ClubDog Registry of America Inc.National Kennel ClubNorth American Purebred Registry, Inc.United Kennel ClubAmerican Canine Association, Inc.

Bluetick Coonhound Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Trainability: Bluetick Coonhounds are easy to train.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Bluetick Coonhound requires minimal grooming.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Bluetick Coonhound is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
  • Adaptability: Bluetick Coonhounds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Bluetick Coonhounds are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Bluetick Coonhounds are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Bluetick Coonhounds are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Bluetick Coonhounds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog: After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work.
  • Search and Rescue Dog (SAR): This breed would make an excellent search and rescue dog.
Cons
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
  • Health Issues: Bluetick Coonhounds tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
  • Hypoallergenic: Bluetick Coonhounds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Not an apartment-friendly dog the Bluetick Coonhound breed.
  • Watchdog Ability: Bluetick Coonhounds are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Bluetick Coonhounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
  • Office Friendly: Bluetick Coonhound is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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