The Bluetick Coonhound is a small animal hunting dog and is known best for trailing and treeing raccoons. This determined breed will keep with the prey until he traps it for his owner. The Bluetick Coonhound is very athletic and diligent with tracking capabilities which makes him a prize hunting companion of small game hunters.
The Bluetick Coonhound, as his name would suggest, has a dark blue coat color with ticking pattern. This breed stands 21 to 27 inches high at the shoulder and weighs approximately 45 to 80 pounds.
Although the Bluetick Coonhound is a happy hunting dog, this breed is also a pleasant addition to the family as well. However, it is important to keep the Bluetick Coonhound busy with various jobs and duties. It is a dog who is used to being on the trail of small game, day in and day out; therefore, this dog loves to be kept busy. Even if you let your Bluetick Coonhound out in the yard on a daily basis to run and play, this will keep the dog entertained and well-behaved in the home.
The coat of the Bluetick Coonhound is short and shiny. This breed requires little grooming maintenance and is fine with the occasional bath and brushing. Those dogs which are more trail dogs than homebound dogs may need some more attention to grooming and more baths than Bluetick Coonhounds who are family dogs.
The Bluetick Coonhound is a working dog, but also a fine one for the family. Just be sure to keep this dog entertained as this will make for a happy and content Bluetick Coonhound. Exercise this dog as much as possible and don’t be afraid to schedule some playtime in as well as your dog will be sure to enjoy the attention.