Bluetick Coonhounds are expert treeing dogs that know how to track animals for their masters. They are able to follow the scent of animals like raccoons until they finally tree the creature and wait for their master to come for the final kill. They have a strong instinct to trail and “tree” animals. Beyond hunting, coonhounds make active and friendly companions. Coming from the Blue Gascons, French Staghounds and foxhounds, Bluetick Coonhounds feature similar attributes to these breeds. They are medium-sized with white fur lying beneath their forest of blue ticks. A tan color is usually found on their paws, muzzles and on spots in their eyebrows. At the top of their muscled body and limbs, Bluetick Coonhounds have drop ears similar to those of the Bloodhound as well as a strong nose for scent tracking. They have good eyesight at night and an instinct to chase small animals when they catch their scent. On the other hand, they will get along well with animals, that aren’t raccoons, and children. They are loving and easygoing as well as agile creatures. Coonhounds get along with mostly everyone and warm up quickly to strangers. When put to work, they are intense workers and enjoy having a job to do especially if it is tracking. Be sure to train Bloodhounds from an early age because they can be stubborn and difficult to train. They do best with an owner who has an active family and lives in a suburban or rural area with a fenced yard where this rambunctious breed can play.
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