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Bluetick Coonhound

  Hound, Working Dog, Wash-and-Wear


The Bluetick Coonhound is a strong, wiry athlete (27” tall, up to 80 lbs), skilled at hunting and treeing raccoons and other small game. He can stay on tracks that few other breeds could hope to manage, and he loves his job. He needs work to stay happy: if not in a hunting home, agility or rally events can be a great way to channel his energy.  The Bluetick Coonhound sports a short, low-maintenance coat.

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American Bluetick Coonhound Association
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Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Mammalia
Order - Carnivora
Family - Canidae
Genus - Canis
Species - Canis Lupus
Subspecies - Canis Lupus Familiaris
Breed - Bluetick Coonhound


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