American Canine Association


Redtick Coonhound


The Redtick Coonhound is believed to be from the bloodlines of the English Foxhound hundreds of years ago. The Redtick Coonhound was used for hunting purposes only prior to the 1900's, as well as today. This breed is extremely popular and regularly seen in the USA.


The Redtick Coonhound is a medium to large breed dog with males and females measuring 21-27 inches in height and weighing 40-60 pounds in weight. Their head is rectangular in shape, rounded at the edges where their two ears are folded down and hang alongside of their face. Their muzzle is rectangular and long. Their eyes are oval in shape, large in size and available in a light amber to dark brown in color. Their general body build is tall, long and lean in appearance. Their tail is medium in length, thick at the base and tapers to a point at the end; generally positioned upwards and curved. Their single layer, short hair coat is close to the skin and hard to the touch. Their coat is available in red and white ticked, blue and white ticked, tri colored with ticking, red and white and black and white.


The Redtick Coonhound is perfect for an active family who is able to provide proper leadership, rules and boundaries within their home. This breed is very energetic, loving, friendly and eager to learn. This breed can bark or "bay" and it is important to consider this prior to adding one to your family. This breed is best suited for homes with older children and no other pets. However, if this breed is properly socialized, attends early obedience classes and has proper leadership skills within the home at all times, the Redtick Coonhound can do well with younger children and other dogs. This breed needs a good amount of daily physical and mental activity. Positive reinforcement training methods only.


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

Special Notes

This breed requires a properly fenced in yard, or properly fitting leash and harness while outdoors at all times. This breed will follow any scents he or she picks up on. Please fully educate yourself about this breed prior to adding one to your home to ensure you are able to make a life long commitment both physically and financially for the life of your new family member. 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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