Bluetick Coonhound

Bluetick Coonhound Breed description: Character & Co


His job is to shoo raccoons up trees. Raccoon or Coon for short -> Name.

About the breed Bluetick Coonhound

The Bluetick Coonhound is not recognized by the FCI, but UHC and the AKC. In Germany this breed is very rare.

Origin: Louisiana

The Bluetick Coonhound comes from the USA, from Louisiana. It was bred there specifically for the raccoon hunt by crossing English Coonhounds, Foxhounds, French hounds and suitable hybrids with each other.

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Alternate Name -
Origin USA
Life expectancy 11 - 12 years
Care requirements low-maintenance
Activity level high
FCI group not recognised
AKC group Hound Group
KC group not recognised

The nature of the Bluetick Coonhound: freedom-loving and self-confident.

The Bluetick Coonhound is close to nature, freedom-loving and robust. Its hunting instinct is strongly developed. Since he has a tendency to run off, he must be kept in a securely fenced area.

Because of its strong urge to exercise, it needs plenty of walks and other opportunities to let off steam - whether it's hunting, competing, or playing dog sports.

The Bluetick Coonhound is friendly and always eager to please his human. It enjoys new challenges and loves to learn.

It is self-confident and does not get nervous easily.

Education: not for beginners

Since the Bluetick Coonhound is very self-confident, it is only easy to train if the order of precedence is clear. It will not take an insecure or inconsistent person seriously and will make its own decisions. Therefore the Bluetick Coonhound is not well suited for beginners. On the other hand, it is eager to learn and eager to learn, which again makes training easier. It should be socialized early and get to know both strange people and dogs, then there will be few problems in living together.


The Bluetick Coonhound needs enough space to move around, to sniff - and enough boundary not to go running. A large yard with a high fence is perfect.


This intelligent hunting dog is versatile:

  • For the raccoon hunt the Bluetick Coonhound was bred, there lies in some areas of America still his main area of use.
  • In addition, he is used in many places for fox hunting.
  • The Bluetick Coonhound is suitable for various dog sports such as agility, tracking work and the like.
  • Also as a companion dog he makes a good figure, but in this case you should keep an eye on his hunting instinct.


  • active
  • educable
  • friendly
  • intelligent
  • confidently


  • Hunting Dog


As with many larger dog breeds, HD and gastric torsion are recurrent in the Bluetick Coonhound. Patellar luxations are also common.

As with other breeds with droopy ears, the ears are at risk for infection and fungal disease.

Bite or other injuries can occur during hunting.

The dog lives to be 11 to 12 years old.

Care: unproblematic

The care of the Bluetick Coonhound is unproblematic. The coat must be brushed from time to time.

The hanging ears should be checked and cleaned regularly to prevent infections. Also, as with any other breed of dog, you should check the paws, claws and eyes regularly.

You can either brush their teeth regularly with a dog toothbrush or achieve the same effect with chewing snacks.

Bluetick Coonhound Breed Description

Males grow to a height of 56 to 69 cm, bitches 53 to 64 cm.

Males reach a weight of 25 to 36 kg, bitches from 20 to 29 kg.

The coat has a very unique colouring in white-blue with black speckles and spots. On the head it is black, sandy and brown.

The dog is strongly and massively built.

The bark of the Bluetick Coonhound is very characteristic and rather reminds of a howl.

Fur length short
Fur flat coated
Ear shape Floppy Ear
Tail lang
Anatomy rugged
Size ♀ 53 - 64 cm
Weight ♀ 20 - 29 kg
Size ♂ 56 - 69 cm
Weight ♂ 25 - 36 kg
Suitable For


Blue Spotted
  • Hip dysplasia (HD)

    The hip dysplasia or hip joint dysplasia of the dog (HD) is a maldevelopment of the hip joint.

  • Gastric torsion

    Gastric torsion is a disease in which the stomach rotates around its own longitudinal axis. The cause of the disease is not known.

  • Patellar luxation

    Patellar luxation is the term used to describe a displacement of the kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs.

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