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Redbone Coonhound: History, Temperament, Exercise

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About Redbone Coonhound

Country of Origin, History of Redbone Coonhounds

The Redbone Coonhound is an American breed. It was developed in Georgia in the 1800s from Scottish Foxhounds, Irish hounds and Bloodhounds. The Scottish foxhound brings in the raccoon-hunting traits.

They are excellent hunters and loyal companions. They were recognized by the AKC in 2009.

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A General Description of the Dog

The Redbone Coonhound is a handsome, robust and strong coonhound. It has a clean, well-modeled head, with a medium stop between the brow and nose. The long, hanging ears extend to the tip of the nose when the dog is following a scent. The tail is held upright. The paws are compact and cat-like, with thick, strong pads. The skin is a rich red color.


The coat is short, shiny and smooth, lays flat, and comes in red, and red with a little white.

Height: 21-27 inches (53-66 cm.)

Weight: 50-70 pounds (23-32 kg.)

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Redbone Coonhound Personality Traits

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Temperament of the Breed

The Redbone Coonhound is happy, surprisingly affectionate, kind, even-tempered and very good with children. It has a loud, pleasant-sounding bark and unyielding stamina. It loves being with its people and has a strong desire to please its master. They are hotter-nosed, able to locate, alert, agile and quick with a natural instinct for hunting, trailing and treeing. When used on game, Redbones often hunt in packs. Redbones are known to make excellent water dogs.

Suitable for apartment living?

The Redbone Coonhounds will do okay in an apartment if they are sufficiently exercised. They are relatively inactive indoors and will do best with at least a large yard. Their all-weather coat allows them to live and sleep outdoors and work in all kinds of terrain.

Redbone Coonhound Activity Level

How active is the breed?

This breed demands vigorous exercise and needs to be taken out on long daily walks. They take a longer time to train than some other breeds, because they mature more slowly both physically and mentally. It is not difficult to train the breed to follow scent and tree a quarry. As with all hounds, this breed should be watched closely off leash since they have a tendency to roam and a reputation for chasing small creatures such as cats. Puppies like to chew on nearly anything, and can be fairly destructive, but a simple month to year of training should stop this.


As this breed is a light shedder, an occasional brushing will suffice.

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Health and Care

A healthy and hardy breed that has very few known diseases. The most common are hip dysplasia and obesity.

National Breed Clubs

Life Expectancy: 11-12 years.

Group: Hound Group.

AKC Popularity Ranking: 142

Also Known As: Reds

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