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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Scenthound group.


Approximately 50-70 pounds (23-32 kg).


Approximately 21-27 inches (53-66 cm) at the withers.


Redbone Coonhounds are the only solid coloured coonhounds and typically have a red coat.


The coat is short, smooth, and lies close to the body.



Redbone Coonhounds are happy and pleasant dogs. Alert and fast, these dogs are natural hunters and can work on a variety of different terrains. Redbone Coonhounds are also very loving and affectionate companions.

Country of Origin:

United States.


This breed was developed in the state of Georgia during the nineteenth century by crossing Foxhounds with Bloodhounds. The Redbone coonhound was the second coonhound breed recognized by the UKC and is now primarily used for hunting raccoons and for companionship.


This breed may have been named for early breeder Peter Redbone from Tennessee. A common nickname for this breed is Reds.


Redbone Coonhounds are very even-tempered dogs. This eager-to-please breed loves to be with its family members and is good with children.



Redbone Coonhounds are easy to train as trackers and hunters. These dogs should receive socialisation and obedience training at an early age.


Redbone Coonhounds are active outdoors but relatively inactive indoors. They require significant daily exercise.


Redbone Coonhounds can live in the city as long as they receive sufficient daily exercise, and they should preferably have access to a good-sized yard. Redbone Coonhounds can be kept as hunting dogs or as companion animals. These light shedders only require occasional grooming and have an average life expectancy of 11 to 12 years.


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