The Blue Tick Coonhound is thought to have been bred in Louisiana from the English Foxhound, Cur, and Bleu Gascogne French hound. It was bred to tree raccoons and other prey, which means to track them as they flee through the treetops and pursue. Stringfellow Hawke, the main character of television show Airwolf had a pet Blue Tick Coonhound named Tet who was a popular character. The Blue Tick Coonhound is the state dog of Tennessee, and a Blue Tick Coonhound named Smokey serves as the University of Tennessee mascot. Blue Tick Coonhounds are also the subject of Neil Youngs song Old King, Charlie Daniels Long Haired Country Boy, and Blake Sheltons hit song Ol Red, in which a convict successfully uses a female Blue Tick Coonhound to seduce the wardens Bloodhound during his escape from prison.
The Blue Tick Coonhound may have tan dots on the forehead and cheeks and/or dark red on the chest, lower legs, and feet. The Blue Tick Coonhound requires a vigorous daily walk, but does not mind relaxing around the house and spending time with its family.
How much is a blue tick hound cost?
What’s the Price of Bluetick Coonhound Puppies? These dogs are widely used throughout the United States for hunting purposes. For this reason, they are usually easy to find and can be inexpensive. If you’re looking for a pet-quality animal from a decent breeder, you can expect to pay about $500-$600.
Is a blue tick hound a good family dog?
This breed is smart and has a friendly, loyal disposition. … However, this breed belongs in an active home where there is plenty of access to explore the outdoors. Bluetick Coonhounds can be wonderful companions and great family dogs when properly trained and socialized.
How long do blue tick hounds live?
Bluetick Coonhound / Life span
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