These droopy eared, gentle charmers are fast, muscular, and have a strong prey drive. They are characterized by their striking coat, which gives off the appearance of mottled blue spots. This breed loves to hunt and also enjoys participating in obedience, tracking, utility, agility and almost any other active outdoor canine sport. Bluetick Coonhounds are content resting on the couch with their owner, or out and about tracking animals.
Common Health Conditions
- The pancreas is the organ that produces digestive enzymes and insulin. Some dogs, like your Bluetick Coonhound, are prone to developing pancreatitis, which is inflammation of this important organ.
- Dental disease is the most common chronic problem in pets, affecting 80% of all dogs by age two. Teeth should be brushed regularly.
- Bluetick Coonhounds are susceptible to bacterial and viral infections — the same ones that all dogs can get — such as parvo, rabies, and distemper.