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Old 06-17-2009, 02:08 PM
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I have a Walker, not a Bluetick, but i believe the personalities are quite similar, since they both started out as variants on the English. I love mine very much. He is a wonderful family dog in every way (other than being loud, lol). He isn't even a nuisance howler.

The rumor that the coonhounds are stupid is totally false. Mine is an excellent problem solver actually. He is just not an obedience prospect because he sees no point in it. He is loving and loyal. He is gentle with all things belonging to our household, up to and including Eli's rabbit and Will's guinea pig. He is very clear on the difference between his little girl's pet rabbit, and that delicious looking rabbit on the run out doors.

What I am most impressed with is his amazing on/off ability. When there is nothing to do, he just zonks out. But he is always ready for a game or adventure when wanted. And he is a clown, like most of his kind.

He is an unneutered male, three years old, and is neither submissive nor aggressive. He can get along with almost any other dog. He is even pretty good at defusing situations between other dogs.

If you have any questions about life with a big hound....ask away.
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:28 PM
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We have a bluetick coonhound.

What everyone else has said is absolutely true. They are not the easiest dogs to train... very hardheaded and would rather do what they want to do lol.

Belle is the sweetest girl. She loves ALL people... especially children. She gets along with other dogs..even small dogs. loveable doesn't even begin to describe her. Very goofy. slobbery... to a degree. mostly only when there is food present though.

Generally she is just totally laid back. she doesn't get into things, loves to chase critters, loves to bay at anything and everything and will obsess for DAYS over a critter that she saw ONE time. She is Hannahs best bud and caretaker. she will take a lot of abuse and pestering and just sit there wagging her tail (of course she does have a limit when it comes to her "little brother" beezer... he is a super pest lol) She's lazy, loooooves to sleep but will do whatever she can to avoid sleeping on the floor like a DOG lol.
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:45 PM
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My neighbor, has 9 walkers and one litter on the ground. VERY sweet dogs. Energetic when people approach, but somewhat laid back from what I can see. Very loving dogs to humans and other canines. First time I've met a large hound and they are sweeties. Yes, they bay and they bark. Pretty vocal when they spot something or someone. Oh and they howl too. lol.
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Old 06-18-2009, 11:29 AM
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If you have any questions about life with a big hound....ask away.

The only thing I really wanted to know more about was how this type/breed of dog usually behaves living in a multi-dog household.

I have 4 other dogs (all hounds) already and I am contemplating on adopting a Bluetick.
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:16 PM
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Blueticks tend to do fabulously with other dogs. I found an interesting site about the breed for you:
Spotlight: The Bluetick Coonhound
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:33 PM
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Yes, all the coonhounds are known for their ability to get along with other dogs. They actually select for it, since they hunt several at a time and can't be interfering with other dogs. Usually even unneutered males will get along.

It would be great if you got yourself a Bluetick.
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:40 PM
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I've been drawn to a coonhound for quite sometime but I still haven't quite figured out if they're "right" for me.
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Well, this is the one I am in the process of maybe adopting...his name is Blue....






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Old 06-18-2009, 08:36 PM
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a lot of half@$$ed houndsmen run & breed ill dogs w/ the misconception that it makes them gritty on bear & lion. for that matter an unpleasantly ignorant minority can't tell the difference between the damage done by dogs fighting & a bad bear or cat.
in my own personal experience treeing walkers produce more ill dogs than any other hound breed, but then there are about 2-4X treeing walkers than all other treehounds combined. i don't have enough experience w/ running walkers to say if they're ill or not. alot of dogs that aren't fight pickers get bad reps for being fight finishers (houlas & plotts come right to mind).
bluetick coonhounds have a rep for being cold nosed & gritty. for people that don't hunt that cold nose means high intelligence so they can get bored easily & become destructive if not given adequate exercise & play. the gritty means a high pain tolerance and stubborn streak.

Ivy good looking boy. he's got a nice blocky head like an english foxhound. in fact his whole build looks more like an english foxhound with the broader chest and more bone. also it is not unheard of for bear doggers to put a touch of bull in their hounds which tends to give that substantial look even down to 1/16. it also helps make them more laid back when not running. i just love blocky dogs.
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Old 06-18-2009, 09:57 PM
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He is a handsome boy. I don't think he looks particularly blocky or heavyset for a bluetick.
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