Bluetick Coonhound

by Doris Donnerman
(last updated August 17, 2009)

The Bluetick Hound or Bluetick-English, as some prefer to call him, is a hound descended from several strains of English Foxhounds. He is bred with particular emphasis placed on the bluetick color phase. While these hounds are still excellent fox dogs, they have become especially popular with the coon-hunting fraternity. The treeing instinct has been developed through generations of careful breeding to proven performers at the tree.

Rather large in size, the Bluetick has excellent speed and many of them figure prominently in the coon hound field trials. They are generally easy to train and start trailing at an early age. With the blueticked body usually set off with tan points, these dogs make a very handsome appearance and are in great demand among coon hunters in all sections. They have been used to fine advantage in cougar hunting in the west.

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