ABOUT THE BLUETICK COONHOUND

Before deciding on a Bluetick Coonhound puppy please do your research, ask questions, and make sure your family is ready to take on the breed. We strive to breed functional dogs that meet the breed standard and can excel in all areas.

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The National Bluetick Coonhound Association is the parent clud for Blueticks in the American Kennel Club. Please consider joining as a member and becoming involved in the breed you love! Click the picture above for more information.

AKC BREED STANDARD

General Appearance:

The Bluetick should have the appearance of a speedy and well-muscled hound. He never appears clumsy or overly chunky in build. He has a neat, compact body, a glossy coat and clear, keen eyes. In motion he carries his head and tail well up.

*Click below for the full AKC Standard.

ABOUT AKC BREEDERS OF MERIT

The following must be met in order to be accepted into the program:

  • Has a history of at least 5 years involvement with AKC events.

  • Earned AKC Conformation, Performance or Companion* event titles on a minimum of 4 dogs from AKC litters they bred/co-bred in each breed applied for.

  • Member of an AKC club.

  • Certifies that applicable health screens are performed on your breeding stock as recommended by the Parent Club.
    Health test requirements can be found on the Health tab for the breed on marketplace.akc.org

  • Demonstrates a commitment to ensuring 100% of the puppies produced are individually AKC registered.

*Applied for titles, i.e. CGC, Barn Hunt, Working titles, etc., do not meet event requirements. Titles must be either competitive, require multiple passes, or the opinion of more than one judge.

Advanced Recognition Levels

Advanced Levels of Recognition will require an additional application and will also be recognized on a breed specific basis.

Recognition is available to those that meet the following minimum standards:

  • Have qualified and enrolled as a Breeder of Merit

  • Can provide proof of Parent Club required health testing on sires/dams of litters

  • Have met their commitment to ensure that all their puppies get registered

  • Breeders who have produced a number of titled dogs will be recognized at the following levels

RECOGNITION LEVELREQUIRED TITLES ON DOGS BRED/CO-BRED*

-BREEDER OF MERIT MINIMUM OF 4 DOGS EARNING TITLES

-BREEDER OF MERIT-BRONZE MINIMUM OF 10 DOGS EARNING TITLES WITH AT LEAST 5 EARNING PREFIX TITLES.

-BREEDER OF MERIT-SILVER MINIMUM OF 25 DOGS EARNING TITLES WITH A MINIMUM OF 15 BEING PREFIX TITLES.

-BREEDER OF MERIT-GOLD MINIMUM OF 50 DOGS EARNING TITLES WITH A MINIMUM OF 30 DOGS HAVING EARNED PREFIX TITLES.

-BREEDER OF MERIT-PLATINUM MINIMUM OF 100 DOGS EARNING TITLES WITH A MINIMUM OF 60 HAVING EARNED PREFIX TITLES

*Both prefix (Champion titles in all venues) and suffix titles recognize titles earned in AKC Conformation, Companion, and Performance events.

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