Bluetick Coonhound Rescue Information: Bluetick Coonhounds are friendly, intelligent dogs bred in the Southern United States. Blueticks are wonderful hunting dogs with a keen sense of smell. Bluetick Coonhounds normally make very good family pets, but can be difficult to train. Blueticks need a large fenced in yard. They will wander off easily to follow a scent if they are not kept on a leash. This hunting dog is not a good choice for households with small non-canine pets.
Bluetick Coonhound Trivia: Bluetick Coonhounds are good at treeing animals, especially raccoons. Bluetick Coonhounds are often mistakenly thought to be aggressive with strangers because they may howl in greeting and then sniff a person for a prolonged period of time. Smokey, a Bluetick Coonhound, is the mascot for the University of Tennessee. The Bluetick Coonhound is the state dog of Tennessee. Bluetick Coonhounds are mentioned in the book, Where the Red Fern Grows.