The Bluetick Coonhound is a born hunter! The breed is often found perched on the front porch of rural homes, where the Bluetick is known as an affectionate, albeit lazy, pup. However, put the Bluetick Coonhound in pursuit of prey, and the natural instincts of the hound take over. The Bluetick is often relentless when zeroed in on their quarry. The breed is known for sleeping all day and tracking prey all night. Without some outlet for their energy, the dog may be prone to irritating the neighbors with their loud, baying bark (that is known to last for quite some time when the dog is bored).
The Bluetick Coonhound is a unique dog. The breed is developed to scent out their prey. It is also a breed with a great deal of endurance. This makes activities such as hiking and scent trials a perfect activity for the breed. Hounds also make great therapy or service dogs with the proper training.