Bluetick Coonhound is a very beautiful animal. Bluetick Coonhound has a strong instinct of catching animals by climbing trees. Raccoons live in all States and provinces in mainland America and Canada. Hunters have been doing this for a century. Hundreds of night hunting contests are held every year. A total of 3-4 dogs are required for each race, lasting for about 3 hours. The dogs were graded for their ability to sniff and catch raccoons from trees. If the dog does not chase raccoons and hunts other small animals, points will be lost.
Physical features of Bluetick Coonhound
The special blue appearance is due to the dark black stripes on the white fur. In fact, fur is a combination of black, brown and white.
The nose has adapted to absorb the smell. Each dog has a special call familiar to its owner. It has good eyesight and can hunt effectively at night. Its hind legs are long, muscular and strong. Its tail is erect, but its root is below the horizontal line of the back. Its arched toes and compact feet are dark brown in color.
Friendly, adventurous, independent and determined. As a companion, Bluetick Coonhound is generally lazy, but not a highly obedient dog. They're notorious cannibals and prison break experts, and they're more likely to follow their noses to find food or prey, and pretend to be deaf when you ask it to stop.
History of Bluetick Coonhound
Bluetick Coonhound is similar to the early history of the American English raccoon hound. Their ancestors were the English hounds who came to the United States in the 17th and 18th centuries. Among the early breeders, George Washington combined the English Foxhound with the French hound, and then crossed with the French Grand Bleu de Gascogne, a slow tracking but very determined breed, to increase the size of the offspring and form a dog with black markings. What's more, these offspring not only have a slow hunting habit, but also have the ability to track odor traces over time.
Most of the development of this breed occurred in the bay area of Louisiana and the Ozark area of Tennessee. At first, the breed was considered a subtype of the English raccoon and was recognized by the UKC in 1905. Due to the rapid growth of preference for British raccoon dogs and the fact that our protagonists are not only good at smelling fresh scent traces, breeders who breed these blue striped dogs are separated from them and identified by UKC as a new breed in 1945.
In 2009, Bluetick Coonhound became a regular member of the AKC hound group. Hunters have always held a high regard for this breed of dog, because it can find traces in very complex and confusing odor traces, and it is also very persistent in carrying out the task of forcing prey to or up trees to hunt for prey. When a prey escape route is found, the brutek barks strongly.
Although its name is raccoon dog, they are good at hunting opossum, bear, mountain lion and boar. They are very good hunters.