Bluetick Coonhound

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The Bluetick Coonhound is a good dog for a family who likes to hunt. These descendants of bloodhounds are very excellent trackers. The Bluetick dogs are even more friendly than other coonhounds, making them excellent family pets. Bluetick Coonhounds are bred to be hunting dogs and although they can live around the house they need a lot of activity. Sometimes they don’t do well around smaller animals such as cats, so proceed with caution if you get a new Bluetick. Make sure he has been socialized in this respect. If you are looking for a house/hunter you probably need some real estate to let your dog run.

Bluetick’s primarily hunt raccoons but are also used to hunt bears, bobcats, mountain lions and coyotes. Their keen sense of smell and their drive to hunt makes them a good pick if you use dogs to hunt by scent. Blueticks are known for not giving up on the chase and if you have one used for hunting you should get a tracking collar to see his whereabouts. You can find many hunting dog supplies on Buy and Sell Hunting Dogs....check it out and see what you need.

Appearance

The Bluetick coonhound is distinguished from its black on white coloring that gives it a bluish appearance. It is a fairly large dog with coarse and glossy hair. These dogs are very muscular and built to track prey through any terrain and for any amount of time.

Health

Bluetick coonhounds live to be between 11 and 12 years of age, and are generally in good health. Like many pure breed dogs, the Bluetick Coonhound is prone to hip dysplasia, especially in old age. Other health problems you may face with these dogs include lysosomal storage disease. They are also prone to bloating, and you should watch their diet and make sure they get plenty of exercise as a result.

Hunting

The Bluetick Coonhound was originally bred to hunt raccoons. However, you can use these dogs to hunt any number of animals. Once they catch the scent they will ruthlessly hunt down the trail and lead you to your prey. These dogs are very single minded, and not much will stop them from following a scent once they catch it. If you want to buy or sell a Bluetick check out the special promos for Unlimited Featured Ads on here.

Temperament

These dogs are among the friendliest of all the coonhound breeds. They are highly intelligent like all coonhounds, and you must start training early and firmly so that they follow your commands when they are on the hunt. However, when indoors they are extremely friendly and companionable, and they are great with children and families.

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