Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)
Posted June 15, 2016
The Blue Tick Hound
The big soulful eyes, long silky ears, and deep resonating voice, the Blue Tick hound is much more than a raccoon hunter. Like most hounds, this breed has a charming and gentle personality, a loving and protective nature, and thrives in a family environment with children, as an only child, or as a member of a multiple dog family—which is why I have thirteen. They have a reputation of being dim witted—which is completely untrue. In fact, they are very intelligent, thoughtful, puzzle solvers (like, hmm, how do I open the refrigerator or that back gate?) with a stubborn streak. This dog can be a city dog with regular exercise but I have three acres that they explore and “hunt” on—this breed needs both physical and mental stimulation.