Bluetick Coonhound

USD $500-$600 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs



Breed Type



11-12 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 132
Origin United States
Other Names Bluetick Hound
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $500-$600
How much does it cost to purchase a Bluetick Coonhound?
The price of a Bluetick Coonhound will vary from breeder to breeder as well as from place to place. As a rough guide, you should expect to pay between $500 to $600 per Bluetick Coonhound if you purchase from a reputable breeder. Prices will be higher for show-quality dogs with a distinguished pedigree. Adult dogs who have already been trained may cost even more. It is usually less expensive to adopt a Bluetick Coonhound through a shelter.
Size Large
Weight 45-80 pounds (20-36 kg)
Height 20-27 inches (51-69 cm)
Lifespan 11-12 years
Recognized by AKC
The American Kennel Club in 2009 as a Hound breed. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Hunting
Date of Origin 1940s
Ancestry Cur, English Coonhound, Foxhounds, French Hound

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Fine
Coat Colors Black, Blue, Tan, Ticked
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Blue, Brindle, Fawn
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Normal
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Nail Clipper, Pin Brush, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Active, Delicate, Friendly, Gentle
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Yes
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Yes
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Bloat, Cataracts, Hip Dysplasia, Krabbe's Disease
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level Moderate
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 90 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 3 to 5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 2.5 cups
Daily Cost $1.75 - $2.25
Monthly Cost $52.50 - $67.50


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Bluetick Coonhound have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 6-8 puppies (Once a year.)


The Bluetick Coonhound is a medium-sized breed of dog that is known for its distinctive blue-ticked coat. This breed has a long, muscular body and a short, smooth coat. The Bluetick Coonhound has an alert and friendly expression with large, round eyes and ears that hang down close to the head. The muzzle is long and tapered with a black nose.

The lifespan of the Bluetick Coonhound is typically between 10 to 12 years. They are usually between 21 to 27 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh between 45 to 80 pounds when fully grown. The colors of this breed can range from black, tan, white, or any combination of these colors with ticking in various shades of blue or gray.

The personality of the Bluetick Coonhound is loyal and affectionate towards their family members but can be aloof around strangers. They are intelligent dogs that are eager to please their owners but can be stubborn at times if not properly trained from an early age.

Bluetick Coonhounds are generally friendly with other dogs as well as children and other animals if they have been socialized properly from puppyhood. However, they may become aggressive towards strange animals if not properly trained or socialized early on in life.

The temperament of the Bluetick Coonhound is active yet gentle; they love being outdoors but also enjoy spending time indoors with their family members as well as playing games such as fetch or tug-of-war. They make excellent watchdogs due to their alertness and loyalty towards their owners but should never be left alone for extended periods of time due to separation anxiety issues that may arise if neglected for too long periods at a time.

The health of the Bluetick Coonhound is generally good; however, like all breeds they may suffer from certain health issues such as hip dysplasia or ear infections which should be monitored by your veterinarian regularly throughout your pet’s life span in order to ensure optimal health conditions for them at all times .

The adaptability level of the Bluetick Coonhound is high; they do well in both rural settings where there’s plenty room for them to run around outdoors as well as urban settings where there’s more limited space available for them to roam freely outdoors . As pets ,they make great companions due to their loyalty ,affectionate nature ,and intelligence .


The Bluetick Coonhound is a breed of dog that was developed in the United States. The breed is a descendant of the French Grand Bleu de Gascogne hound, which was brought to America in the early 1800s. The Bluetick Coonhound was used for hunting raccoons and other small game animals. The breed became popular in the southern United States, and it was recognized as a breed by the United Kennel Club in 1902.

The Bluetick Coonhound nearly became extinct during the Great Depression, when many people could not afford to keep dogs as pets. However, the breed was saved by a few dedicated breeders who continued to produce Bluetick Coonhounds. The breed regained popularity in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s, when it was used for hunting deer and bear. Today, the Bluetick Coonhound is still used for hunting, but it is also kept as a pet.