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Bluetick Coonhound

Bluetick Coonhound
The Bluetick Coonhound is a breed of Coonhound originating in Lousiana. Historically, the it was most commonly used as a raccoon hunting dog.

The breed was developed from the Bleu de Gascogne hound of southwest France, as well as the English Foxhound, the cur dog, the American Foxhound, and the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound.

Height: Female: 21–25 inches (53–64 cm) Male: 22–27 inches (56–69 cm)
Weight: Female: 45–64 lbs (20–29 kg) Male: 55–80 lbs (25–36 kg)
Coat Type: Short and smooth.
Color: Bluetick
Temperament: Athletic, Hardy, Intelligent, Friendly, Active.
Life Span: 12-14 years.

Health Problems: Generally healthy, but may be susceptible to hip dysplasia, lysosomal storage disease and bloat.

Special Interest:
• Huckleberry Hound is a Bluetick.
• Smokey, the mascot of the University of Tennessee, is a Bluetick.
Savage Sam, the sequel to Old Yeller, is about a Bluetick Coonhound.
• Old Blue, a Bluetick Coonhound, was in the 1960 Elia Kazan film, Wild River.

Classifications:
AKC: Hound
ANKC: Group 4 (Hounds)
NZKC: Hounds
UKC: Scenthounds

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