From Playtime to Singalongs: 9 Reasons to Love the Bluetick Coonhound

Elvis sang, "You ain't nothin' but a hound dog," but the Bluetick Coonhound is so much more! Easygoing and affectionate at home, he loves his family beyond anything…except maybe the scent of prey. He's a tireless hunter in the field and thrives on exercise and a job to do. And any Bluetick owner can tell you about his "singing" in that baying, howling voice! Here are nine reasons to love this breed:

1. A busy Bluetick Coonhound is a happy one. Take him for a run (well, at least one of you is getting exercise).

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2. He loves the water, too, so how about a frolic in the river?


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3. Blueticks are ready for any weather. Snow angels, anyone?


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4. Even playtime at home can be a blast.

5. And now, about that voice. Every Bluetick lover will recognize this.


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6. Lots of us find ourselves talking to the dog. But how many dogs answer back?

7. Do you think he's ready for "American idol"?

8. At home, he's a champion napper.


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9. And a lover!


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