meet theBluetick Coonhound


Training &Temperament

The ideal owner will be happy about spending time with his hound, making sure he gets plenty of activities to keep body and mind healthy and occupied. Athletic and hardy, Blueticks are working dogs that need a job - such as hunting, obedience or agility - to stay happy. Living with a Bluetick can be very rewarding or very frustrating. These hounds are scenthounds, governed by their exceptional noses and prey drive. Plenty of exercise and a job to focus on are essential. Dog sports that Blueticks excel at include tracking, coursing ability test, obedience and agility not to mention night hunts, water races and treeing contests

  • Children


    95% agree

  • Other Pets



  • Training


    100% agree

  • Time Alone


    73% agree

Did You Know?

The Bluetick Coonhound is AKC's 162nd breed.

At the April 2009 Boarding the Bluetick Coonhound became eligible for AKC registration, December 30, 2009 and was eligible for competition in the Hound Group, effective January 1, 2010.

At the November 2007 Board Meeting the Bluetick Coonhound was approved to compete in the Miscellaneous Class this became effective July 1, 2008.

In December 2003 the AKC Board approved the eligibility of some Foundation Stock breeds, which meet certain criteria, for competition in AKC Companion Events (Obedience, Tracking, and Agility), effective January 1, 2004.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Blue Ticked 379
Blue Ticked and Tan 527


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
Black Spots 080