Redbone Coonhound Breed Information

Redbone Coonhound

The Redbone Coonhound has a life expectancy of 12 to 14 years.

The Redbone Coonhound descends from red foxhounds brought to the United States from Scotland and Ireland during a period of time stretching from the late 1700s to just before the Civil War. The foxhounds were bred by hunters to create a fast, hot-nosed dog for locating and treeing raccoons. Eventually they developed the Redbone Coonhound of today.

The Redbone Coonhound weighs 45 to 70 pounds and measures 21 to 27 inches.

Grooming Needs
The Redbone Coonhound has a short, shiny coat that sheds moderately. The Redbone Coonhound just needs to be brushed weekly and bathed when dirty. Like all dogs, the Redbone Coonhound also needs basic grooming. Brush their teeth, clean their ears and trim their nails on a regular basis.  

The Redbone Coonhound is a determined hunter as well as an easygoing and good natured family companion.

The Redbone Coonhound is a tireless working dog that is reliable and steady both in the field and at home. The Redbone Coonhound has an even temperament, and is friendly and affectionate toward people. Redbone Coonhounds especially enjoy spending time with their families and are quite good with children.

While Redbone Coonhounds are devoted to their families, they do not demand attention from them. Redbone Coonhounds are energetic, but content to sit back and watch the action. With adequate exercise, especially, they are more likely to be found lounging around the house than tearing through it.

Training Needs
The Redbone Coonhound is intelligent and eager to please, but slow to mature. While the Redbone Coonhound is trainable, they can require more patience than other breeds and may take longer to pick up commands.

Activity Level
As a hunting dog, the Redbone Coonhound is naturally energetic and athletic. They love being outdoors and running around. If not being used for hunting, the Redbone Coonhound needs a long daily walk as well as regular time outside in a secure area for playing and romping. They can also make good companions for jogging and hiking.

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