Breeds of dogs: Bluetick Coonhound

Breeds of dogs: Bluetick Coonhound

Origin, classification and history

Origin: Great Britain.
F.C.I classification: UNRECOGNIZED BREED

Officially recognized by the UKC in 1986; probably the Bluetick Coonhound is the main descendant of the "English Bracco" with the introduction of bloodlines of varieties of the "French Bracco" that were used in large hunting trips. President George Washington received five similar dogs from General Lafayette. At the great request of fans of this breed, the UKC association decided to recognize the breed. It is a breed intentionally created for hunting raccoons, obtained by crossing with various breeds. The breed is currently recognized by the following associations: UKC, NKC, CKC, ANKC, APRI.

General aspect

The males have a height of about 56-68 cm and the females about 50-63 cm. Males weigh around 25-36 kg and females around 20-29 kg. The head is long, with hanging ears and a horizontal tail. The hair is long enough, soft, smooth and bright. The coat is light basic and has a myriad of blue dots, along with spots on the body and head.


It is a breed particularly gifted for hunting, especially for raccoon, kangaroo and fox. If well trained, it can obtain excellent results in the defense of property and people. It is a sweet, intelligent and tender breed. He loves to help man in hunting. He is particularly affectionate even with children.

Bluetick Coonhound (photo Mark Riordan)

Bluetick Coonhound (photo

Bluetick Coonhound (photo


The Bluetick Coonhound Standard is not recognized by the International Cinotechnics Federation (F.C.I.). The breed is recognized by the United Kennel Club.

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