The Bluetick Coonhound's name describes his dark blue mottled coat. Like other coonhounds, he's known for his superb hunting ability. This breed is known as 'cold-nosed,' which means their sense of smell allows them to easily follow old, "cold," trails. A little slower than his hot-nosed kin, he's a determined and hardy working dog, happiest with a job to do. Your Bluetick Coonhound puppy will be a great companion for an active family and may enjoy dog sports like agility.