The bright eyed Redbone Coonhound looks like many other coonhounds. Their slightly round heads, usually covered with wrinkles, lead to their long rectangular muzzle. Their upper lip hangs down past their bottom lip, and their eyes are small and almond shaped. The breed’s large, heavy ears hang over the sides of their head and reach their solid, muscular neck. Based their neck, the breed has a broad, powerful shoulders and a well-muscled body. Their long, skinny legs seem almost out of place when compared to the powerful appearance of the rest of their body. Their smooth, solid-colored coats lay close to their bodies.
Their paws are relatively small and cat-like. Their paws are also webbed.
The Redbone Coonhound is a friendly and affectionate dog. Family members and strangers alike get warm greetings and enthusiastic affection. Sweet and gentle with children of all ages, this breed also gets along well with other dogs. Small animals should not be around this breed because of their intense hunting instinct. An agile breed, the Redbone Coonhound can quickly and easily hunt many different animals. This breed is always eager to please which is why they do well at hunting and training. Normally this breed did not live in the house, but they have now become accustom to being an indoor dog.
The Redbone Coonhound is a healthy breed with no frequent diseases. Their life expectancy is 11-12 years.
The Redbone Coonhound originated after a dedicated effort on the part of hunting enthusiasts and dog breeders to standardize what was already a commonly known type of dog. At the time, any red colored hound used for tracking down raccoons was known by this breed’s name, so a group of people in the southern part of the United States worked together to create the actual breed through careful breeding with other hunting dogs, including Foxhounds. Today, the Redbone Coonhound can be a tremendously reliable hunter and a loving companion.
The Redbone Hound was bred in 1840 when Dr. Thomas Henry crossbred the Foxhound and the Bloodhound. Redbone Coon Hounds were the first to be registered in the U.K.C. and where bred for hunters in Georgia and Tennessee who wanted a hound that could run faster.
To groom the Redbone Coonhound all that is needed is an occasional brushing. This breed sheds very little. Exercise is, of course, essential for any hunting dog. They need intense exercise like running, jogging, or swimming to keep them active and happy. This breed can live outside or inside but prefers being with their family. At least basic training, such as sit and stay, needs to be taught to this highly intelligent dog.
Coonhounds are relatively good jumpers.
The Redbone Coonhound is an active and fun loving dog. Family members will receive plenty of love and affection. This breed is great around kids of all ages which makes them a good family dog. Strangers will feel right at home with this sweet dog that loves everyone. Other dogs and the Redbone Coonhound get along great. However, this breed does not do as well with small animals because of their hunting instincts. Exercise is vital to a happy Redbone Coonhound, but they will release most of their energy on their own if allowed to run in a yard. A secure fence should be around this hunting dog to prevent them from running away to hunt. The Redbone Coonhound can live in an apartment but are happiest with a large yard.
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