PURINA: Your Pet, Our Passion

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Bluetick Coonhound

The muscular, athletic Bluetick Coonhound is an excellent tracker skilled in treeing raccoons and other small animals. Like many coonhounds, the Bluetick is named for his coat colour, which has a dark blue spotted pattern. Highly intelligent, this breed is a loyal, affectionate companion that gets along well with children and other pets. His low-maintenance, glossy coat needs occasional bathing and grooming.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Not suitable for apartment living
Did you know?
The state dog of Tennessee, the Bluetick Coonhound is also the official mascot of the University of Tennessee. Bluetick puppies are born mostly white except for large, dark patches. Their ticking develops a few weeks later.
Bluetick Coonhound
  • Size Large
  • Height Males – 56 to 69 centimetres at the withers, Females – 53 to 63.5 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight Males – 25 to 36 kilograms, Females – 20.5 to 29.5 kilograms
  • Coat Short
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Dark blue, mottled body with black spots and may have tan markings over the eyes, on the cheeks and chest and below the tail, or red ticking on feet and lower legs
  • Activities Hunting, Tracking, Field, Trials, Conformation
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both, but can be hard to control indoors