By Jessica Waggoner
Out Of the Book...
I first heard about Bluetick coonhounds in the book Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls.
Facts About Bluetick Coonhounds
Bluetick coonhounds are loyal, sweet dogs. They are bred to be working and/or hunting dogs, and they make a great family pet. They grow up to be 20-27 inches tall and can weigh in between 45-80 pounds. They can smell very well, as all hunting dogs can, and have a instinct to tree small animals, so if you have a cat or other small pet, Bluetick coonhounds are not for you!