Coat Color of the Bluetick Coonhound

bluetick coonhound leaning on a tree


Coat Color of the Bluetick Coonhound
By Amy McDonald


The Bluetick Coonhound is a beautiful and focused member of the Hound Group. Its essence is found in its athletic body, exuding substance, a well-boned skeletal structure, and of course, the trademark blue ticking.

Expounding on the Bluetick Coonhound color specifically, the ticking patterns can come in several variations—but ticking must be evident. The canvas of the body may be a black background with white flecking or a white background with blue flecking, both of which create the necessary tick pattern. The preference is for a blue-ticked body with variously shaped black spots, with more blue ticking than black or white.


Tan markings may or may not be present on the feet and lower legs, over the eyes, on the cheeks, chest, and below the tail. Solid blue Blueticks Coonhounds with no tan markings also correctly meet the breed standard for color. Please examine the attached photos, and if you have specific questions, please contact the National Bluetick Coonhound Association through their website.

  • Amy McDonald has been involved with dogs for 40-plus years, from hunting and field trials to nite hunts, obedience, bench and conformation show exhibition and judging, Amy has bred and exhibited several breeds across multiple Groups. She has been dedicated to breeding, hunting, and showing the Bluetick Coonhound for the past 19 years and she’s held a BOD position with the NBCA for the past four years.

  • Show Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

You May Also Like

Evenstar-WesRidge Bluetick Coonhound

Kacie Davis Jordan | Evenstar-WesRidge Bluetick Coonhounds

Kacie Davis Jordan is the breeder behind Evenstar-WesRidge Bluetick Coonhounds. Read about the kennel's ...

General Appearance of the Bluetick Coonhound

General Appearance of the Bluetick Coonhound

General Appearance of the Bluetick Coonhound | Bluetick Coonhound is a smart and active ...

Your Cart

No Item Found
Subtotal $0.00
Shipping $0.00
Tax $0.00
Total $0.00