Redbone Coonhound


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Redbone Coonhound
Vital Statistics:
Place of Origin: United States
Group: Sporting dog
Height: males 22-27 in., females 21-26 in.
Weight: 45-70 lbs.
Life span: 11-12 yrs.
Trainability: moderate
Good with children: yes
Good with other pets: chases small animals

What is the origin of the Redbone Coonhound?

In the 1840s hunters in Georgia wanted a dog that would hunt and tree raccoons faster. They crossed Red Irish Foxhounds with other hunting dogs and created the Redbone Coonhound. The Redbone may have been named after Peter Redbone, A Tennessee coonhound enthusiast.

What does the Redbone Coonhound look like?

Height is 21-27 inches, weight 45-70 lbs. depending on gender. Ears are moderately low-set and pendant. Eyes are round. The tail is saber-like. The coat is short and smooth. Colors are solid red with a dark muzzzle, sometimes a small amount of white on chest and feet. Weekly brushing keeps the coat free of dead hair.

What is the temperament of the Redbone Coonhound?

Redbone Coonhounds are easygoing and gentle and get along well with everyone. They need patience with training as they mature more slowly than other breeds. They are good with children and other dogs. When excited they can be loud. They are very affectionate and close with their family. Coonhounds are high energy dogs and need daily vigorous exercise.

What is the Redbone Coonhound used for?

They have hunted large animals and raccoons. The Redbone Coonhound's sweet temperament makes it a great family companion.

Possible Health Issues

Hip dysplasia, prone to ear infections, progressive retinal atrophy