BluetickCoonhound.rescume.org and AdoptAPet.com have free bluetick hound puppies available as do some animal shelters. The bluetick hound breed is desirable, so many places also have them for sale, including PuppyFind.com, NextDayPets.com and Hoobly.com. American Kennel Club registered puppies are more valuable than those that do not have proper registration papers.
Animal shelters, especially in the southern United States, often have bluetick hounds available for free adoption by willing parties. People interested in adopting these dogs should inquire regularly at their local animal shelters. Free puppies may not come with registration papers, but breeders that sell them should provide documentation
Bluetick hounds are natural hunters that were bred in Louisiana from the English fox hound, the cur and the bleu Gascogne French hound to chase and tree raccoons for hunters through dense forest and treetops. They have an excellent sense of smell and eyesight, have an odd bay or howl instead of a bark, and are very intelligent.
Most bluetick hounds have a short, coarse coat that mixes white and black mottling to form a navy blue tint. They typically have a large rounded head and broad snout with a distinct depression where the muzzle meets the forehead. They are 20 to 27 inches tall and weigh about 45 to 80 pounds.