Bluetick Coonoodle

45-65 lbs
United States
Bluetick Coonhound
Bluetick Coonpoo

A Bluetick Coonoodle is the mix between a Bluetick Coonhound and Poodle. These dogs are bred to be a highly intelligent and relatively large human companion. This breed is generally known to be low key (except when its hunting impulse kicks in), friendly, and devoted to its owners. Bluetick Coonoodles require a moderate amount of exercise and a lot of human attention. They have an average life span of 11  to  14 years, weight of 45 to 85 pounds, and height of 15 to 30 inches. Bluetick Coonoodles typically look like Poodles, but without the shaggy coat and with hound-like features. As their name suggests, they often have a “blue” molten or speckled coat. Because it is a relatively new hybrid breed, it is not completely stabilized in appearance and personality. As a result, they are not recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) roster of purebred dogs. 

purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Bluetick Coonhound, Poodle

Bluetick Coonoodle Health

Average Size
Male Bluetick Coonoodle size stats
Height: 21-30 inches Weight: 55-85 lbs
Female Bluetick Coonoodle size stats
Height: 15-28 inches Weight: 45-65 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Sebaceous Adenitis
  • Bloat
  • Addison's Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Ear Infections
  • Entropion
  • PRA
  • Cataracts
  • Hip Dysplasia
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Distichiasis
  • Sebaceous Adenitis (SA)
Occasional Tests
  • Skin Scraping
  • Biopsy
  • Orthopedic
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Ophthalmic And Ear Exam
  • Buccal Mucosal Screening

Bluetick Coonoodle Breed History

The name Bluetick Coonoodle is a nod to the breed’s color that it inherits from the Bluetick Coonhound and the name of its other parent breed, the Poodle. The Bluetick Coonhound originated in the southern United States and descended from the Grand Bleu de Gascogne, also known as the French Staghound, and the English Foxhound. It was classified as an English Coonhound and used for trailing and hunting. However, in the mid-1940s, American breeders in Louisiana and Tennessee started breeding it to be larger and better at cold-trailing. Eventually, the Bluetick Coonhound was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 1946, but only recently by the AKC in 2009. The Bluetick Coonoodle’s other parent breed, the Poodle, originated in Germany, but the French developed it into the breed that we know today. The name “Poodle” is an anglicized version of “pfudel,” which is German for “to splash” or “puddle.” Accordingly, Poodles were originally bred to hunt waterfowl. Eventually, Poodles become popular across Europe, particularly with elite French families, who started breeding smaller-sized versions. Because of the breed’s remarkable intelligence, Poodles have been used widely for hunting, guiding, military service, and circus performances. The AKC recognized Poodles in 1886, but the breed was rare in the United States before to World War II. By the 1950s, however, the Poodles were the most popular breed in the country. 

Bluetick Coonoodle Breed Appearance

Bluetick Coonoodles typically look like a poodle without a shaggy coat and with select hound-like features. It has a relatively square, lanky, but athletic build. Generally, Bluetick Coonoodles are medium to large-sized dogs. The average weight is 45 to 85 pounds and the average height is 15 to 30 inches tall. Their coat is reminiscent of its Bluetick Coonhound parent breed: blue (mottled or speckled) or black and white with tan markings. However, depending on the color of the Poodle parent, the coat can also be influenced by silver, gray, cream, apricot, and various browns. Bluetick Coonoodles have an alert and intelligent expression, with low-set floppy ears, a long snout that ends in a black nose, and round eyes that are usually brown. It has a medium-length, tapered tail and sturdy, rounded paws with tough pads for tramping around outside.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Bluetick Coonoodle eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Bluetick Coonoodle nose
Coat Color Possibilities
blue Bluetick Coonoodle coat
black Bluetick Coonoodle coat
white Bluetick Coonoodle coat
silver Bluetick Coonoodle coat
gray Bluetick Coonoodle coat
cream Bluetick Coonoodle coat
brown Bluetick Coonoodle coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Bluetick Coonoodle wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Bluetick Coonoodle Breed Maintenance

Bluetick Coonoodles are moderate shedders and require a moderate level of regular grooming. They are not completely hypoallergenic, but produce less allergens due to their hair-like coat that they inherit from their Poodle parent. Owners can reduce shedding and matting by occasional brushing and giving their Bluetick Coonoodle monthly baths. Owners should give special attention to cleaning out their pet’s floppy ears every time they are washed. Like all dog breeds, Bluetick Coonoodles should have their teeth brushed on a daily basis and nails clipped 1 to2 times a month. Clipping the coat around the head, ears, tail and feet is suggested, but not necessary. Note that this breed has an occasional tendency to slobber and drool. 

Brushes for Bluetick Coonoodle
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Bluetick Coonoodle requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Bluetick Coonoodle Temperament

The Bluetick Coonoodle is known to be low-key (as long as its hunting instincts haven’t kicked in), friendly, intelligent, and devoted to its owners. It is human-oriented, eager to please, and loves to relax with its owner and other family members. On the flip side, Bluetick Coonoodles can be high-strung, like their Poodle ancestors. They are also quite vocal, having inherited barking and baying from both parent breeds. Bluetick Coonoodles may be hesitant around strangers or aggressive toward small pets and children, so it is best to supervise your Bluetick Coonoodle when introducing it to new people and animals. Given their hunting heritage, Bluetick Coonoodles have a high impulse to wander and trail, so they must be monitored when off-leash. Because this breed is so intelligent, early training and socialization can help do away with some of these negative traits. Overall, a well-adapted Bluetick Coonoodle has the potential to be a lovable and obedient family dog.

Bluetick Coonoodle Activity Requirements

Because the Bluetick Coonoodle comes from one high energy breed and one medium energy breed, it falls somewhere in the middle. Bluetick Coonoodles should have at least one moderate to long walk a day, paired with attention and playtime with their owners. This breed thrives in all climates and will be happy in all types of environments (urban, suburban or rural) so long as they receive human companionship and moderate exercise. Note that the Bluetick Coonoodle tends to wander and becomes very excited when their hunting impulse kicks in. As such, owners should keep an eye on their pet in off-leash areas, especially if smaller pets and animals are nearby. Though Bluetick Coonoodles enjoy outdoor activity, they love hanging out inside with their owners and family members. 

Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
8 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes
activity minutes

Bluetick Coonoodle Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
cup per day cost cup per day cost cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$1.50 - $1.90
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$39.00 - $52.00
food bag monthly cost

Bluetick Coonoodle Owner Experiences

3 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Hiking on Leash
Running on Leash
Muffin is a great dog. Can NEVER let her off leash but that's ok. She runs beside my bike on a Springer attachment or else she would pull me over. Very strong for her size. Not good with other dogs except our friend's retriever. Her coat only sheds a bit but needs more care than I thought it would but we just get her clipped real short and it's fine. She loves to swim but the longer coat gets to be a mess and takes a long time to dry. Not as easy to train as other dogs because she is so smart and knows how to get what she wants. Quite independent (stubborn) and loves to sniff because of the coonhound in her so can never trust her to run off leash. Muffin's brother apparently has some genetic health problems but Muffin is healthy so far, but wish we had chosen a breeder who did the genetic DNA testing as it's not expensive and then we would know if the parents had anything they could pass on. We're going to get the testing done on Muffin. We recommend getting pet insurance for your bluetick coonoodle just in case like we did. But she's a great mix, very pretty and a lot of fun, even if we can't let her run free.
1 year, 4 months ago
6 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Kramer is a sweetheart but can be rambunctious but he is only 6 months old. He loves attention, loves our Airedale and the kitten next door. He is a bit rough with our 3 cats and they are just beginning to come around to liking him. Kramer is a chewer and counter surfer. He has ruined a lot of things from my eye glasses to a $100 pair of earbuds and lots in between. If it isn't totally out of his reach, he seems to think its fair game. He loves my grandkids. I have 7 that range in age from 5 to 17. We're working on him jumping on everyone and he is learning. He is easy to train. He can sit, stay, give paw, lie down - basic commands so far and a quick learner. He was 3 months when we got him. He had been fed with all the other 10 puppies out of 1 pan. We had a few problems breaking him of eating too fast, growling at our other dog when Kramer tried to eat his food. He still runs for the other dog's bowl but all I have to say no is and he stops right away. He has also learned to eat slower. All in all he is a super sweet, great dog. I love him dearly!!
4 years, 4 months ago
Raggy (Rags)
1 Year
1 People
Great dog, really smart and friendly. He rarely sheds and loves my apartment. He likes Purina over most other brands, but he oddly loves celery sticks, and can’t stand peanut butter, he is washed once a week bc he is rarely muddy or dirty. He is named after how scooby says Shaggy.
3 years, 7 months ago
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