Bluetick dogs are dogs with a distinct blue-like coat. The "blue" color of a bluetick dog comes from the distinct ticking on the dog's coat. The coat pattern is made of a white background, but with so many dark black speckles that it may appear blue.

Most of the bluetick dogs are hounds, except for the Blue Picardy Spaniel and Australian Cattle Dog. All of these breeds are known for their good working ability, great stamina and steady temperaments.
Bluetick Dogs

Australian Cattle Dog
A dog breed closely resembling the ancient Blue Heeler of Great Britain that results of half a century of selective breeding the Dingo, the Blue Merle Smooth Highland Collie, the Dalmatian, and possibly the Bull Terrier.
Blue Belton English Setter
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Auvergne Pointer (Braque d'Auvergne, Blue d'Auvergne)
Developed in the Auvergne region of France, is a slow, steady hunter.

Basset Blue de Gascogne
A mediaval gundog breed re-created by the French breeder Alain Bourbon.

Blue Belton English Setter
The speckled coat patterns of the English Setters are referred to as 'belton'. Accepted color patterns include: white with black (blue belton), white with orange flecks (orange belton). White with orange flecks and lighter nose is lemon belton, white with liver flecks (Liver Belton). Tricolored dogs are blue or liver belton with tan markings on the face, chest and legs.

Blue Picardy Spaniel
A breed looking like a cross between a spaniel and a setter, which was actually created by crossing Picardy Spaniels with English Setters. Originally developed to hunt snipe in the marshy land of the Picardy region in Northern France, it is known for its finding, flushing and retrieving capabilities.

Bluetick Coonhound
A dog breed from Louisiana developed from selective crosses between foxhounds, curs, English Coonhounds and French hounds. The ancient, original Bluetick coonhound was larger and slower than today's type and was used for treeing imposing game such as bear and puma.

Grand Blue de Gascogne
One of the most ancient hounds but of uncertain origin. When their numbers twindled in France the breed was partly recscued thanks to its popularity in the US, where it has been known since the 1700s.

Petit Blue de Gascogne
The Small Blue Gascony Hound is larger than its name indicates and an excellent scenthound. It is most prevalent in south-west France.

Petit Griffon de Gascogne
A breed with the typical color pattern of the Petit Blue de Gascogne, but slightly smaller, that probably results from breeding this with the Wire-haired Pointing Griffon.
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