Bluetick Coonhound

Bluetick Coonhound Breed

 
 

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Characteristics

Physical Characteristics:
Height: 20-27”
Weight: 45-80 lbs.
Energy Level: High
Colors:
The American Kennel Club recognizes the Bluetick Coonhound in the following colors:

  • Blue ticked
  • Blue ticked and tan


Health & Longevity

Average Life Span: 11-12 years
The Bluetick Coonhound is considered to be a healthy breed, but there are some health concerns that you need to be informed of as a precaution, Some of these conditions include bloat, cataracts, hip dysplasia, and Krabbe disease.

Bloat is a condition that can quickly turn fatal if it is not treated in time. This condition occurs when your pup has too much air trapped within his or her tummy. This leads to the expansion of the stomach, which then places too much pressure on other surrounding organs and they cannot function properly.

Cataracts can develop in your Bluetick Coonhound and will eventually lead to blindness over time. Often times, cataracts can also occur from trauma to the eye or other diseases. If you think that your pup may have cataracts, talk to your veterinarian to have your pup’s eyes screened.

Hip dysplasia is a concern in the Bluetick Coonhound and something you need to watch out for. This condition occurs when there is a problem with the hip joint. The results of this condition are painful arthritis and lameness in your pup’s limbs.

Krabbe Disease is a disease that affects the central nervous system in your pup and can become fatal. This disease prevents your pup from being able to move his or her body properly and your pup may experience poor motor control, especially where muscles exist.

The Bluetick Coonhound has a life expectancy of 11 to 12 years.

Temperament & Train-ability

The Bluetick Coonhound is often referred to as a pup who is devoted to his or her family. You will find that your pup grows closely to you and becomes a companion. Your pup will love going on family adventures with you and will seek out attention from you when you are around. You will find that this breed is good with children and becomes a friend to them. This breed can be a bit energetic and needs to be monitored around small children as he or she may accidentally knock them down.

The Bluetick Coonhound is a hunting dog and sometimes you may notice that this quality comes out, especially when your pup is outside playing.

This breed is protective of those that he or she loves and can make a good watchdog, especially since he or she is alert and always looking around.

Your dog will get along with other animals, but must be trained to do so. If training does not occur, your Bluetick Coonhound may become aggressive towards other animals, especially other dogs.

Training, in general, is considered easy, but you must remain dominant and firm in the process. If you are not firm, and you do not assert yourself as the leader, then you will find that your pup becomes stubborn and does not listen to your commands.

The Bluetick Coonhound needs quite a bit of exercise, and you will find your pup likes to run around outside and play. If you have children, this is a great time for them to bond. Your pup will play catch, run from one side of the yard to the other, and have a great time. You will need to walk your pup at least once per day for at least 30 minutes.

Grooming

You can expect your Bluetick Coonhound to consume anywhere between three cups to four cups of food per day. Ideally, the food should be split up into two meals. Your pup does need a wholesome food to ensure a long and happy life. This means you need to search for a brand of dog food that provides the nutrition required for your pup.

When you look for a dry dog food brand, search for one that does not contain a lot of chemicals or fillers. Natural and real ingredients are the best option for your pup.

Diet

You can expect your Bluetick Coonhound to consume anywhere between three cups to four cups of food per day. Ideally, the food should be split up into two meals. Your pup does need a wholesome food to ensure a long and happy life. This means you need to search for a brand of dog food that provides the nutrition required for your pup.

When you look for a dry dog food brand, search for one that does not contain a lot of chemicals or fillers. Natural and real ingredients are the best option for your pup.
 

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Cost

The average price of a Bluetick Coonhound is somewhere between $500 and $600. You may find a puppy for more or less, depending on the breeder and also the demand for the pup at the time. If you do find this pup in a shelter or local rescue, you are likely to pay somewhere between $150 and $200 to adopt him or her.

In addition to the cost of the puppy, make sure you factor in costs for veterinarian checkups, food, supplies, and other medical costs.






Paws ‘N’ Pups Ranking

Paws ‘N’ Pups ranks every breed out of 4 with 1 being easiest to integrate into your life and 4 being the toughest – The lower the ranking the better.

Ranking takes into account a few basic factors including cost, skill level needed, high vs low maintenance and how critical regular training is to success. The Bluetick Coonhound is a great breed for your family and is sure to leave you happy with your choice at the end of every day. You will find that your pup loves children and gets along well with other animals. This breed is considered easy to care for and they train easily. This breed ranks a 1.

 

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