Bluetick Coonhound Facts

Bluetick Coonhound Facts
Bluetick Coonhound is a type of coonhound. It was created in the USA (Louisiana) during the 1900s by mixing French, English and American hounds. Bluetick Coonhound can be used for tracking raccoons and different types of small and large animals. Besides as a working dog, Bluetick Coonhound is often kept as a pet.
Interesting Bluetick Coonhound Facts:
Bluetick Coonhound can reach 21 to 27 inches in height and 45 to 80 pounds of weight.
Bluetick Coonhound has smooth and glossy dark blue coat with black spots on the ears and on dorsal and lateral sides of the body. Dark red ticking can be seen on the lower parts of the legs and feet, on the chest and below the tail. Head and ears are black, with tan-colored fur above the eyes and on the cheeks.
Bluetick Coonhound has large head, dark, round eyes, long ears, compact, muscular body and long tail that is curled at the end. Legs are of medium length and they end with rounded, cat-like feet.
Bluetick Coonhound has excellent sense of smell and ability to easily detect old, "cold" trail. It is slower than other types of coonhound.
Trademark of Bluetick Coonhound is loud and persistent drown-out barking that is typically heard when it is excited about newly-detected smell.
Bluetick Coonhound is very intelligent and able to solve problems. It is also very stubborn.
Training of Bluetick Coonhound is usually long and exhausting process. Bluetick Coonhound is not recommended for the inexperienced owners. It responds well to rewards (food) and requires firm and persistent training.
Bluetick Coonhound can achieve good results on the obedience competitions. It can be also trained and used as rescue dog.
Bluetick Coonhound is friendly, devoted and affectionate dog. It is suitable for families with children and other dogs. It can learn to live with cats.
Bluetick Coonhound should be kept in the houses with large fenced backyards, and not in the apartments. Long daily walks are essential for this active dog, whose desire to walk and travel large distances is imprinted in a DNA. Bluetick coonhound also likes to jog and run short distances.
Bluetick Coonhound has strong protective instincts and it is very good as watchdog and guard dog. It "welcomes" guests with loud howl and by sniffing them thoroughly.
Bluetick Coonhound gives birth to 7 puppies on average.
Bluetick Coonhound drools a lot (especially near the food). It belongs to the group of medium shedders that require grooming 2 to 3 times per week. Eyes and ears need to be cleaned regularly to prevent potential infections.
Bluetick Coonhound is prone to bloat, hip dysplasia and cataract. Its meals should be well-planned because it easily gains weight.
Bluetick Coonhound has an average lifespan of 10 to 12 years.

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