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BSK Breed Index: The Bluetick Coonhound

Life Span: 11-12 years

Height: 20-27 inches

Weight: 45-80 pounds

Litter Size: 7-9 puppies

Temperament: Easy Going

Intelligence: High

Classification: Hound

BSK Status: Extinct


History of The Bluetick Coonhound

The Bluetick Coon hound is a dog that has been created through many other breeds. At first, these dogs were classified as English Coonhounds until the breed was given a name to call its own. The Bluetick is a hound dog that was used for hunting raccoons and other mammals.

Bluetick Coonhound Fun Facts

  • The Bluetick Coonhound was recognized by the AKC in 2008. It stands in the miscellaneous class.
  • The Blue tick Coonhound's blood consists of English coonhounds, Foxhounds and Curs.
  • Before the breed was given its true name, puppies that had been born with blue ticking called Blueticks while puppies with red ticking were English.

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