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Bluetick Coonhound


Bluetick Coonhound profile

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Lifespan: 11-12 Years

Avg height: 53-69cm

Avg weight: 20-36kg

Coat type: Short, dense coat.

Coat colours: Bluetick.

Originally bred for: Tracking raccoon and opossum.

Breed traits: Active, affectionate, loyal, stubborn.


A little about the Bluetick Coonhound


The Bluetick Coonhound are a breed that is affectionate, playful, and good-natured. While these qualities make them a good pet they can be stubborn and their intelligence means they need physical and mental stimulation to remain occupied.



Most common health issues in Bloodhound's are related to their deep skin folds and floppy ears. Due to these, they are prone to skin fold dermatitis and ear infections (Otitis Externa). They are also predisposed to eye conditions (Ectropion, Entropian), hypothyroidism and Canine Hip and Elbow Dysplasia. As a deep-chested breed they also at risk of Gastric Torsion (bloat).

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.