Redbone Coonhound

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Redbone Coonhound History

The Redbone Coonhound, also known as the Redbone, is a breed of coonhound that is best known for its distinctive red coat. The breed is believed to have originated in the southern United States, where it has been used by hunters to catch raccoons, opossums and similar animals. The Redbone Coonhound is closely related to the Plott Hound, another American hound bred for hunting raccoon. The two breeds are often confused, but the Redbone is considerably larger than the Plott. The Redbone’s coat tends to darken as the animal ages. The coat may also become mottled or spotted.

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Country of Origin

United States Of America

Redbone Coonhound Physical Characteristics

The Redbone Coonhound is a large, medium sized, hound breed that typically stands between 21 and 27 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 50 and 80 pounds. They have a long, lean body with a prominent rib cage, a bushy tail, and a medium length, rough, red, or gray and white coat. They have a rounded head with a slightly elongated muzzle. The breed has brown eyes.

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Height Range

Male Height Range: 21 – 27 inches

Female Height Range: 21 – 27 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 45 – 80 lbs

Female Weight Range: 45 – 80 lbs

Redbone Coonhound Health

Description of breed health.


10-12 yrs

Redbone Coonhound Health Concerns

Hip Dysplasia, Coonhound Paralysis, Pelger – Huet Syndrome, Eye Problems

Redbone Coonhound Temperament and Behaviour

The Redbone Coonhound is a loyal, devoted, and loving breed. They are extremely protective of their family and make great guard dogs. They are independent, but can be stubborn and strong-willed. They can be shy with new people and will need early socialization so they feel comfortable and confident.

Redbone Coonhound Activity Requirements

The Redbone Coonhound is a medium-sized hunting dog that originated in the American South. They are athletic and agile, and were used as pack dogs and for baying. As a hunting dog, the Redbone Coonhound requires a lot of exercise and mental stimulation. They are best suited to an active family who can provide them with plenty of opportunities for running and playing. They do well in homes with yards where they can play and explore. If you are looking for a high-energy, playful, and adventurous dog, the Coonhound may be right for you. They do require regular exercise and they need a job to do. A job as a hunting or hiking companion can be an ideal way to give these intelligent and energetic dogs the exercise and stimulation that they need.

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Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Recognized by the American Kennel Club

Redbone Coonhound is part of the Hound group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Redbone Coonhound is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Redbone Coonhound is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Redbone Coonhound is part of the Unclassified group.

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