Thinking about purchasing an Redbone Coonhound? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Redbone Coonhound breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Redbone Coonhound owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Redbone Coonhound and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Redbone Coonhound Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Redbone Coonhound and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Redbone Coonhound Profile
The Redbone Coonhound is a dog of breathtaking beauty with its short, deep, rich, red coat, its muscular body and its long floppy ears that can reach their nose. They have large eyes that beg to please you, and feet of elegance that look more like that of a cat paw. The feet are webbed, so swimming is a must, being a sport they very much enjoy. For a time they were simply bred for looks, being one of six American coonhounds. The Redbone Coonhounds are happy dogs with a pleasing voice. They are highly specialized in treeing prey, and they have excellent scenting abilities that they obtained from the Bloodhound. They are kind and friendly at home, and as long as they are raised in the home, they make just as great house pets as they do hunters. Some drool significantly. Gentle and docile, this breed gets along well with children and other pets. They are also highly trainable. "Reds", as they are sometimes called, are intelligent, rugged, and adapt to many terrains. They have a natural instinct to hunting and treeing coons but are equally proficient trailing and treeing bear, cougar and bobcat. Not only an excellent hunting dog, Redbones make a wonderful family pet.
Other Names: Reds
22 - 27 inches; Females 21 - 25 inches.
red. White traces on chest and feet are permitted, as well as a darker muzzle.
Coonhounds are happy, eager to please, kind hearted, and loyal. They are very
friendly, good with children and get along well with most people and animals.
They are not good for guarding, as they have never been in that field nor are
they protective enough. They do make excellent watchdogs, however, with very
alert senses. They have endurance and stamina built for a hound, and it has
been said of them by a major breeder in the 1940s that they are, "always ready
for a hunt, no woods is strange to him, no night too dark or water too deep
or too cold." They are exceptionally good at scenting, being related to the
Bloodhound, as well as treeing. They are intense and hard working in the field,
but easygoing and gentle in the home. They are intelligent and more trainable
than most hounds.
Watch-dog: High. Coonhounds
will alert you to visitors.
Redbone Coonhound Care and Training:
Minimal care is required. Occasional brushing of the coat will keep it gleaming.
Keep ears in check to avoid infection. Redbone Coonhounds need to be exercised
daily. Redbone Coonhounds are a great dog to take on long walks, jogs or hiking,
as they have a high endurance level. Webbed feet are great for their love of
swimming. Hunting comes naturally, but one should start them on scenting when
they are young.
Activity: High. They are
an energetic breed.
Redbone Coonhound Health Issues: Very healthy. At present, no known health issues are being reported.
Life Span: 12 - 15 years.
Country of Origin:
United States (Georgia)
First Registered by the AKC:
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