Facts & Origin
Origin and history of the Bluetick Walker
The Bluetick Walker is an exciting mix of the Bluetick Coonhound and the Treeing Walker Coonhound. This dog breed combines the characteristics of two well-known hunting dogs and is becoming increasingly popular. In this fact sheet, you will learn more about the origin, history, suitability and health as well as care of the Bluetick Walker.
The Bluetick Walker was created by crossing the Bluetick Coonhound and the Treeing Walker Coonhound. Both breeds have their roots in the United States and were originally bred for coon hunting. The Bluetick Coonhound is known for its blue ticked coat and tracking ability, while the Treeing Walker Coonhound is known for its speed and endurance. The combination of these breeds makes for an energetic and capable hunting and companion dog.
Suitability and Use
The Bluetick Walker is particularly well suited for active individuals or families who enjoy spending time outdoors. Because of his hunting instincts, it is important to provide him with ample opportunities for exercise and activity. The breed can also be successful in dog sports, such as agility or mantrailing.
|Life expectancy||10 - 12 years|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
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Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits of the Bluetick Walker
The Bluetick Walker is likely to have the following character traits:
- Hunting Instinct: Because of its hunting dog ancestry, the Bluetick Walker has a strong hunting instinct and a keen nose.
- Energetic: This mix is naturally active and needs plenty of exercise and mental stimulation to be happy and balanced.
- Intelligent: The Bluetick Walker is known for its intelligence and quick perception, making it a dog that is eager to learn and train.
- Social: Bluetick Walkers are generally friendly and sociable, both with people and with other dogs. They can be good family dogs if they are adequately socialized.
Overall, the Bluetick Walker is an exciting mixed breed dog that combines the best traits of the Bluetick Coonhound and the Treeing Walker Coonhound. With its hunting instincts, energy, and friendly nature, it can be a loyal companion and partner for dog lovers who enjoy being active and spending time outdoors.
Care and health
The Bluetick Walker is generally a robust and healthy breed. However, certain health problems can occur, which can also be found in the parent breeds. These include joint problems and ear infections. Regular veterinary examinations and proper grooming, including regular brushing of the coat and regular cleaning of the ears, are important to maintain the health of the Bluetick Walker.
What does this mixed breed look like?
The Bluetick Walker is a medium-sized dog with an athletic build. He has a short, dense coat that typically features a blue ticked pattern. The ears are long and drooping, and the eyes are large and expressive. Overall, the Bluetick Walker exudes strength and elegance.
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.
Often, unfortunately, the dogs very much under excess weight. But the dogs themselves are never to blame!
Bluetick Coonhound and Treeing Walker Coonhound crossbreeds usually reach a shoulder height of 45-56 cm and weigh 16-32 kg.
Bluetick Coonhound and Treeing Walker Coonhound hybrids can come in a variety of colors and patterns consisting mainly of white, brown and black coats.
These mixed breeds are considered very active, intelligent, lively and loyal. They are very low energy, but they like to meet challenges. They require regular exercise and bonding to be happy and satisfied.
Bluetick Coonhound and Treeing Walker Coonhound mixes require regular brushing or grooming to maintain a clean and healthy coat. Regular bathing is not required, but you may need to give them a bath a few times a year, especially if you are outside a lot.
They can suffer from hereditary diseases such as hypothyroidism, hip dysplasia and eye problems. Preventive examinations are therefore advisable to detect and treat possible problems at an early stage.