Overview of Bluetick Coonhound Dog
The Bluetick Coonhound is American by birthright but English and European made. They're among six coonhound dog breeds that frontiersmen developed to hunt and trail vast landscapes, especially in southern states like Georgia and Arkansas. People speculate that the ancestors of Bluetick Coonhounds are the French staghounds that were gifted to George Washington for fox-hunting. And were likely combined with English Foxhounds for their endurance and Bloodhounds for their scenting ability to create the dog we know of today as the Bluetick Coonhound. Their most distinctive trait is their unique coat. They are one of a few breeds that have this naturally occurring ticked coat pattern. Interspersed with blue and red flecks, plus black patches and tan points, a Bluetick Coonhound puppy’s coat has 3 patterns in one! No two Bluetick coats are alike! This large multifunctional dog (50 - 78 lbs) was developed to hunt in packs (like the English Foxhound) as well as take down possums, coyotes, bobcats, and any other animals that would destroy crops or carry away their flock. Bluetick Coonhounds are known as the rangier Bloodhound in some circles because of their exceptional nose and leaner build.
Personality of Bluetick Coonhound Dog
Bluetick Coonhounds are large (50 - 78 lbs), athletic dogs that are very loyal and bond deeply to their family. Among the six Coonhound breeds, the Bluetick is one of the most outgoing and friendly but is very protective. These floppy-eared hounds make for great family pets but are naturally suspicious of strangers, so make sure to socialize them as soon as possible. Bluetick Coonhound puppies need a lot of stimulation and bore easily, so they do best in an active household that will take them hunting or sign them up for canine sports. So if you're on the lookout for an all-purpose hound with a beautiful blue coat, and great protective instinct, look no further than a Bluetick Coonhound.
Common Health Conditions & Recommendations for Bluetick Coonhound Dog
Ear Infections in dogs: The Bluetick Coonhound’s long, velvety ears make them susceptible to ear infections. Check and clean their ears daily to help prevent the buildup of wax or harmful infection-causing pathogens.
Recommendations for Ear Infections in Bluetick Coonhound Dogs:
- Ear Infections Gold Care Kit - A bundle of supplements that contain healing herbs to help alleviate inflammation and swelling, and fight infection inside and around the ear.
Dental Disease in dogs: is one of the most common chronic problems in dogs, affecting 80% of all dogs by age two. We recommend brushing teeth regularly and doing yearly dental cleanings.
Recommendations for Dental Disease in Bluetick Coonhound Dogs:
- Mouth Drops - A natural remedy that is formulated to help promote healthy teeth and gums, help prevent tooth decay, gingivitis, and infections that may develop in the mouth.
Canine pancreatitis: The pancreas is the organ that produces digestive enzymes and insulin (to regulate blood sugar). Some pups, like your Bluetick Coonhound, may be susceptible to inflammation of the pancreas (a.k.a. pancreatitis).
Recommendations for Pancreatitis in Bluetick Coonhound Dogs:
- Pancreatitis Kit - A bundle of natural supplements that may help support healthy pancreatic function, stimulate metabolism, and soothe inflammation.