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Redbone Coonhound Dog Breed Profile

by Luke Blaise

AKC Group: Hound Group


The Redbone Coonhound dog is the only solidly colored hound dog. Noted for its elegant red coat, the breed is a worker. It can swim, hunt, and track. Redbones have a natural treeing reaction. A great choice for any hunter.

History

The Redbone Coonhound is believed to be derived from the red foxhounds brought to North America first by Scottish immigrants and later by Irish Immigrants.

This dog was developed to hunt the new game found in North American by the immigrants. It is also larger then old world hound dogs because the terrain in North America was more difficult to cross.

Physical Features

Well-balanced, having a flashy red coat and exceptional nose. The strongly built Redbone mingles fine looks with a positive air and great hunting abilities.

The size off males varies from 22 to 27 inches. For females vary from 21 to 26 inches. Mid-range breed preferred.

Personality

The Redbone Coonhound is even-tempered in the house but a hostile hunter. Responsive to proper training. A great family dog that loves to please.

They're also very loving and like being with humans. They're great with kids, particularly kids that are not afraid to dogs and like to play.


Common Health Problems

They're at times susceptible to hip dysplasia. The usual annual check-up at your vet is advised to avoid any health conditions or catch them before they start. Overall the Redbone Coonhound is very healthy.

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