Bluetick Coonhound

Published: Last updated: by Kyle J. Larson

Average size and lifespan

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Height: 1ft 11in - 2ft 6in
Weight: 45-80lbs
Lifespan: 10 - 12 Years


  • Affection4/5
  • Kid-Friendly3/5
  • Stranger-Friendly3/5
  • Dog-Friendly4/5
  • Barking Amount4/5


  • Grooming Difficulty2/5
  • Shedding Amount3/5
  • Easy to Train3/5
  • Can Be Alone2/5
  • Exercise Need4/5


  • Cold Tolerance3/5
  • Heat Tolerance3/5
  • Apartment-Friendly1/5

Bluetick Coonhound Information

Bluetick CoonhoundYou know those types of people who are kind and mellow at home but tenacious and tough at work? The Bluetick Coonhound is similar. The breed is a devoted family dog who gets along great with children and other pets. On the hunting trail, however, he turns into a determined, quick pursuer, calling with his signature bay and bark.

The Bluetick Coonhounds derive their name from the coloring of their glossy coat – a “ticked” blue and black pattern. Muscular and strong, the breed can range in size from 45-80 pounds. This dog does best when he has a job to do, so much sure you keep him active and entertained.

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Breed FAQs

Can Bluetick Coonhounds be apartment dogs?

Bluetick Coonhounds don't do very well in apartments. It's recommended to look at another breed better suited to apartment-living.

Can Bluetick Coonhounds be left alone?

Bluetick Coonhounds don't like being left alone for too long. They tend to show some symptoms of seperation anxiety when left apart from their owners for long periods of time.

Are Bluetick Coonhounds good with kids?

Bluetick Coonhounds can do fine with kids. They will require some monitoring and training to make sure they get along and react well to unpredictable behavior.

Are Bluetick Coonhounds friendly with strangers?

Although Bluetick Coonhounds can take a bit to warm up to a stranger, they are mostly friendly with others.

Do Bluetick Coonhounds get along with other dogs?

Typically, Bluetick Coonhounds get along well with other dogs or are easy to socialize with them. It's uncommon that they're overly agressive.

Do Bluetick Coonhounds bark a lot?

Most Bluetick Coonhounds bark fairly often, which can be a nuisance. Some steps can be taken to limit this, but is part of their nature.

Do Bluetick Coonhounds shed a lot?

Bluetick Coonhounds shed a medium amount. They will have seasonal shedding, but aren't terrible to clean up after.

Do Bluetick Coonhounds need a lot of grooming?

Bluetick Coonhounds don't require very much effort for grooming. You'll just need to provide typical maintenance and baths.

Do Bluetick Coonhounds need a lot of exercise?

The Bluetick Coonhound has a good amount of energy and will need to be exercised with some walks and play to keep them happy.

Are Bluetick Coonhounds easy to train?

Although Bluetick Coonhounds can be a challenge to train, they can be taught with some dedicated work or by hiring some training help.

Can Bluetick Coonhounds handle cold weather?

Although Bluetick Coonhounds can handle the cold weather when out with you, they may not want to stay out for long periods of time.

Can Bluetick Coonhounds handle hot weather?

Although Bluetick Coonhounds can tolerate hot conditions, be careful not to expose them for too long.

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