Redtick Coonhound


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Redtick Coonhound
Vital Statistics:
Place of Origin: United States
Group: Sporting dog
Height: Height = 21-27 in.
Weight: 40-65 lbs.
Life span: 10-12 yrs.
Trainability: moderate
Good with children: yes, usually with older children
Good with other pets: will chase small animals

What is the origin of the Redtick Coonhound?

The Redtick Coonhound is a result of crossings of a variety of hounds including the English Foxhound. The breed was developed in the southeastern U.S. It is also called American English Coonhound.

What does the Redtick Coonhound look like?

Males are 22-27 inches tall, females are 21-25 inches tall. Weight is about 40 -65 lbs. The head is massive with a long muzzle. Ears are long, fine and pendant. The tail is tapered and carried horizontally. The coat is short, medium coarse, soft and shiny. Color is a reddish-chestnut with white ticking. The coat needs occasional brushing. Ears should be checked weekly.

What is the temperament of the Redtick Coonhound?

The Redtick is a mild-mannered, obedient dog. They are easily trained, eager to please and love hunting. With proper training and socialization Redticks are friendly and energetic. They are very good with children and love to play. However small animals are viewed as prey. They have loud, far-reaching voices. Redticks require lots of activity and do well with families that love the outdoors.

What is the Redtick Coonhound used for?

The Redtick has a sharp sense of smell and hunts raccoons, foxes and cougars over any type of terrain. They are known for their speed and endurance. The Redtick is also a good watchdog and guard. The Redtick is a loyal, affectionate, playful companion.

Possible Health Issues

Relatively healthy, but some cases of hip dysplasia and progressive retinal atrophy reported; prone to ear infections