A blue tick beagle is a purebred beagle with small blue spots in its lighter coloring. They grow to a height of 13 to 16 inches and weigh between 18 to 35 pounds. Their coats contain two to three colors, including white, tan, brown, black, and red. Blue tick beagles have a short, muscular, compact body with broad chests, narrow abdomens and short tails.
The blue tick beagle coat is short and easy to maintain. Regular baths and brushing help shed their undercoat in warm weather.
The temperament of a blue tick beagle is equal to a beagle. Both breeds are inquisitive, intelligent, quick, playful, and friendly. They are both prone to separation anxiety when left alone and are very vocal. A beagle that is cared for well has a life expectancy of 10 to 13 years. Blue tick beagles require a lot of exercise and are best kept in homes where there is room to run. They are extremely prone to weight gain. Even well-trained beagles seem to have selective hearing when a good scent arises, so it is best to keep a leash on them during walks. Establishing a human leader helps eliminate behavior problems that occur without proper training.