Redbone Coonhound: Dog Breed Description

Redbone Coonhound was bred in the United States in the state of Georgia at the beginning of the 19th century. This breed was originally intended for hunting raccoon, wild boar, lynx and cougar. The Redbone Coonhound quickly gained popularity among farmers and hunters due to its agility, excellent speed and good scent, as well as due to its unpretentiousness and ability to hunt in any weather and in any terrain. The Red Coonhound is not only a good hunter, but also an excellent companion.


The Redbone Coonhound is a sturdy and muscular dog that swims beautifully thanks to the webbed feet. The red coonhound has large expressive eyes, long ears and a proud bearing. In general, the dog looks bright and impressive.


Redbone Coonhound is loyal, affectionate, energetic and self-willed. He gets along well with children, however, due to the large size of this dog, it should not be left alone with babies. Also, the red coonhound easily finds a common language with dogs, but since he has a very developed hunting instinct, this dog should not live with other pets. This dog can be both a calm and good-natured family friend, and a ferocious and aggressive hunter. This breed is characterized by increased salivation and a tendency to bark constantly. The Redbone Coonhound has a very strong sense of smell, in American literature it is even called “Google” for smells. This dog cannot perform the functions of a watchman, because she does not distinguish between familiar people and strangers. The Red Coonhound is kind, friendly, reliable and enthusiastic.

Wool and care

The Redbone Coonhound has a short, coarse, smooth, glossy coat that fits snugly to the body. This breed sheds a little. Periodically, the Red Coonhound should be brushed with a hard bristle brush. Bathe your dog only, if necessary, but the ears and paws should be regularly cleaned of dirt and debris. This breed does not have any particular health problems or inherited diseases.


Redbone Coonhound is smart and wants to learn. Dog training must be fair and consistent. Early obedience training and early socialization are recommended.


Redbone Coonhound cannot live in a city apartment, because he simply needs a lot of physical activity for normal life. This dog enjoys hunting, swimming, running and active family activities. It is best for a red coonhound to live in the countryside or in a house with a large fenced yard.

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