Breed origin: USA
Original purpose: Cold-nosed hunting dog.
AKC recognized: Not yet
AKC group: Miscellaneous Class
Weight: males 55 to 80 lbs;
females 45 to 65 lbs
Size: Height: males 22 to 27 inches;
females 21 to 25 inches
Color: Dark blue, thickly mottled body, spotted by various shaped black spots on back, ears and sides.
General characteristics/temperament: The Bluetick Coonhound is intelligent, active, well-muscled, ambitious and speedy on the trail. They are gentle with children and make loyal and loving family pets, but require plenty of space and may be challenging to train. In addition to their space requirement, they are very loud and tend to howl and bark constantly, and are thus not suitable for apartment living.
Good with children? Yes
Good with cats? No
OK in apartments? No
Easy to train? No
Energy/Activity Level: High
Suitable canine sports/activities: tracking
Other websites for additional information:
American Kennel Club breed page
Wikipedia breed information page
Page Last Updated: February 1, 2018