Redbone Coonhound Puppies & Breed Information

Redbone Coonhound

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Breed Information

Breed Group: Hound

Weight: Male: 60-70; Female: 50-60 lbs

Height: Male: 22-27; Female: 21-26 inches

Color(s): Solid Red


An American breed originating in Georgia, the Redbone Coonhound was developed during the 1800's to hunt raccoon, boar, bobcat, and cougar. This breed became a favorite with farmers and huntsmen due to their agility, speed, and keen sense of smell. They are able to hunt over any type of terrain and in any weather. In addition to their hunting prowess, the Redbone Coonhound is an amiable companion.


The Redbone Coonhound is a rugged, muscular, and robust breed. The paws are webbed which enables this breed to be proficient at swimming. They possess large expressive eyes, long floppy ears, and a proud demeanor. Redbone Coonhound's exhibit a striking and stunning appearance.


The Redbone Coonhound breed is loyal, affectionate, highly energetic, and free-spirited. They do well with children, however, caution should be taken with small children due to their exuberance. They do well with other dogs, but non-canine pets are not recommended because of their strong hunting instinct. The Redbone Coonhound is an even-tempered and good-natured family companion and an aggressive and fierce hunter. They do have a tendency to drool excessively and bark incessantly. They also have a strong "doggie" odor. This breed is not recommended for use as a watchdog as they do not know a stranger. They are sweet, friendly, enthusiastic, and reliable.


Redbone Coonhound's require occasional brushing with a firm bristle brush. Bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary. It is important to regularly check the ears and paws for debris. This breed has no known health issues.


The coat of the Redbone Coonhound is short, coarse, glossy, and smooth. The coat lays flat against the body. This breed is a light shedder.


Basic obedience is recommended. The Redbone Coonhound breed is intelligent and eager to learn. Training must be done with fairness, firmness, and consistency.


The Redbone Coonhound is not recommended for apartment living. This breed requires an inordinate amount of exercise to be happy. They enjoy hunting, swimming, running, jogging, and family activities. Redbone Coonhound's do best in a rural setting or a large securely fenced yard.


Help reduce the number of dogs in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.

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Updated: 11/28/2014

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