Dog breeds: Bluetick Coonhound Dog temperament, personality

Dog breeds: Bluetick Coonhound Dog temperament, personality

Bluetick Coonhound Dog

An American hunter but friendly pet, the Bluetick Coonhound dog is a hound that calls the attention for his beautiful coat. These gentle and well-muscled dogs also have a characteristic loud bawl.  


The Bluetick Coonhound dog is the result of cross-breeding pretty fine dogs. The breed originated in Louisiana and was developed from the French Grand Bleu de Gascogne, the English Foxhound, the Black and Tan Virginia Foxhound, the cur dog, and the American Foxhound. The European dogs were brought to the United States during colonial times. 

The AKC officially recognized the Bluetick Coonhound dog as a breed in April, 2009.

Physical characteristics

As a hunter he is, the Bluetick Coonhound dog is a muscular, agile, and speedy dog. The coat is somewhat coarse and glossy. They have particularly large paws; larger than most dog breeds. Males typically stand at 24 to 30 inches and females can be 23 to 28 inches tall. The weight of the male is between 55 and 110 pounds while females can have a weight of 45 to 85 pounds. 


These dogs are always active and need to be busy all the time. He is a very intelligent breed with a special ability at solving problems.   

They get along with children pretty well as they are mindful and careful dogs. With proper training, they are very fond of their owner. One particular way for the Bluetick Coonhound dog to get to know a stranger is loudly barking at them and then sniffing. This is usually mistaken as an aggressive attitude.

Caring for a Bluetick Coonhound dog

Due to their nature, Bluetick Coonhounds are always in need of a job. They are highly energetic and tenacious. Make sure all your garbage cans have a lid on them as his nose will lead him straight to them. If they see a small animal they will run and tree them.  


Training a Bluetick Coonhound dog can be challenging. It is especially important for this dogs to be “voice-trained” since they have a very loud bark and/or howl. You must be firm, consistent, and patience. These dogs do not really have a desire to please you any more than they have a desire to eat a treat. 

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