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Redbone Coonhound


The Redbone Coonhound originated so many hundreds of years ago, that history was not able to document the exact bloodlines that made up this wonderful hunting breed. By the time that natives were aware of this breed, they did decide to eventually domesticate this breed, train them and breed them with the Foxhound and Bloodhound bloodlines, which now created the Redbone Coonhound we know today. This breed is extremely popular in the USA today and used for hunting and companionship.


The Redbone Coonhound is a large breed dog, with males and females measuring 21-27 inches in height and weighing 50-70 pounds in weight. This breed has an oval shaped head, forming into a longer muzzle with a scissor bite. The space between their long, pendant shaped ears is broad, as the ears fold gently alongside of their face. Their two eyes are medium in size, round in shape and generally a light amber to dark brown in color. Their tail is long, thicker at the body and tapering to a point, generally carried upwards. This breed is built active, strong and lean in appearance. Their single layer, short hair coat is smooth to the touch and available in red and red with some white.


The Redbone Coonhound is an excellent choice of breed to add to most households, including ones with growing families. This breed is known for their friendliness, charm, loyalty and affection. This breed is best suited for canine-only homes, as they are very strong, avid hunters by nature. This breed will pick up every scent possible while outdoors; due to this, a properly fenced area for them to roam and play within is required. The Redbone Coonhound also makes an excellent hunter, as they have many qualities by instinct that do not even have to be taught, but more so encouraged. Early obedience and socialization classes are recommended for this breed. The Redbond Coonhound requires a confident owner who is able to remain pack leader at all times. This breed thrives with family affection and interaction, they also need an active family. This breed does not do well when left alone or locked up for hours at a time.


This breed does shed. Daily brushing and bathing when needed.

Special Notes

Please fully research about the Redbone Coonhound prior to adding one to your family to ensure you are able to make a life long commitment both physically and financially to your new family member. Due to the strong natural instincts of this breed to follow scents while outdoors, a properly fenced in yard is required for this breed. All dogs originate from wolves (Canis Lupus). Each breed of dog was originally created by mixing different breeds together in an effort to bring forth certain characteristics. Once a breeder has created acceptable “breed characteristics” within their bloodline and these “breed characteristics” have shown to be reliably reproduced in the offspring for three (3) generations, the bloodline may be upgraded from the category of “foundation stock” to “pure-bred”. The same “pure-bred” breed standards vary from different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders. Dog DNA testing companies can have accurate results for a specific bloodline of a small colony of dogs. However, there are tens of thousands of different bloodlines in the world which have not yet been tested for marker baseline results by Dog DNA testing companies as of 2017. For this reason Dog DNA testing companies do not guarantee the 100% accuracy of their breed lineage results and will also show different marker results for the same pure-bred breed in different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders.

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