Facts & Origin
Bluetick Coonhound Harrier: A high-energy mix of Bluetick Coonhound and Harrier.
The Bluetick Coonhound Harrier is a captivating mix of the rugged Bluetick Coonhound and the agile Harrier. With strong instincts and remarkable stamina, this dog is a natural hunter and a loyal companion. This blend combines the best of both breeds, creating a dog with remarkable personality and appearance.
Origin of the Bleutick Coonhound Haarier
Similar to other mixed breed dogs, the exact origin of the Bluetick Coonhound Harrier is not fully documented. However, the mix combines two well-known hunting dogs: the Bluetick Coonhound, an American running dog with excellent tracking and tree-setting abilities, and the Harrier, an English breed known for its speed, endurance and keen sense of smell.
In summary, the Bluetick Coonhound Harrier is an energetic, loving and loyal dog that with proper care, training and love can be an excellent companion for active and experienced dog owners.
|Origin||USA - UK|
|Life expectancy||9 - 15 years|
|Activity level||high - average|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits
In terms of character, Bluetick Coonhound Harriers are generally friendly, even-tempered and loyal. They are known for their intelligence and eagerness to please, which makes them relatively easy dogs to train. However, their hunting instincts can sometimes be a challenge, so training requires patience, consistency, and positive reinforcement.
Suitability and Husbandry
Because of their background as working dogs, Bluetick Coonhound Harriers are best suited for active households that have the time and space for regular exercise and activities. Their high energy and natural instincts make them great companions for outdoor activities like hiking and jogging. Additionally, they can do well in families with older children, but may not be the best choice for households with small pets due to their hunting instincts.
Grooming and health
Bluetick Coonhound Harriers require regular grooming when it comes to grooming, especially during changing seasons. Their ears should be checked and cleaned regularly to prevent infections.
Health-wise, they are generally hardy animals, but like all dogs, they can be prone to certain health problems. These include hip dysplasia, eye problems, and certain types of cancer. A responsible breeder will perform health examinations to ensure that the parents do not pass on inherited diseases to their puppies.
What does this mixed breed look like?
The appearance of the Bluetick Coonhound Harrier can vary depending on the genetic influences of the parents. Generally, they have a strong, athletic build with a medium to large size. Their coats are usually short and dense and can be a variety of colors, with blue or black with white and brown markings being the most common.
Hip dysplasia (HD)
Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.
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 is the term used to describe a displacement of the kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs.
Hypothyroidism is a condition in dogs where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones. This can lead to a slowed metabolic rate, weight gain, fatigue, hair loss and other symptoms.
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
Ataxia (from Greek ἀταξία ataxia 'disorder' 'irregularity') is a generic term in medicine for various disorders of movement coordination. Ataxia can occur even when there is no paralysis (paresis), that is, when there is normal muscle strength.
Herniated disc in dogs (discopathy). Herniated discs or dachshund paralysis cause dogs severe pain.
The size of the Bluetick Coonhound Harrier varies between the sizes of its parent breeds. Thus, he is usually a medium to large dog.
Life expectancy is approximately 10 to 12 years.
He needs regular and consistent training, regular brushing, and regular checks for parasites and vaccinations.
No, this mixed breed is not a demanding dog when it comes to food and activities. However, he is energetic and must have adequate exercise time and activity on a regular basis.
Yes, the Bluetick Coonhound Harrier is a very family friendly dog. He is a very friendly, gentle and loving animal that likes people. However, he has a strong hunting instinct.