The Bluetick Coonhound is a breed of dog. They are a type of coonhound and are typically bred in Louisiana. more...
The origins of this breed can be traced back to the Bleu Gascogne French hounds. The breed was first registered in the United Kennel Club in 1946 as a separate breed, but originally fell under the English Foxhound and Coonhound. The breed is also recognised by the Australian National Kennel Council and the New Zealand Kennel Club. Breeders have started the process of obtaining recognition from the American Kennel Club.
Preferred color of the Bluetick is a dark blue, thickly mottled body, spotted by various shaped black spots on back, ears and sides. Preference running to more blue than black on body. Head with black predominant, also ears. Tan dots over eyes and on cheeks with a dark red ticking on feet and lower legs below body line, on chest and below tail. Red may be eliminated as to the desire of the breeder, as well as the tan head coloring and amount of black on body. A majority of blue mottled body preferred to lighter ticking over the body. The amount of blue ticking should control over the amount of white in the body coat. Off colors not allowed.
A Bluetick Coonhound named "Smokey" is the official athletic mascot of the University of Tennessee.
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