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Redbone Coonhound

Redbone Coonhound

Redbone Coonhound Characteristics: The dynamic and assured Redbone Coonhound is a breed of medium sized dog, classified as a member of the Hound Dog Group (AKC:2003), a Scenthound.

The Redbone Coonhound, is characterized by its sturdy, sleek, reddish appearance with a distinctive vocalization that can produces a haunting, sweet sound.

The Redbone has a broad, slightly domed head and somewhat pleading expression. Other characteristics include round hazel or brown eyes; flat, floppy, triangular-shaped ears; an upright tail and a strong, agile gait.

The temperament of the Redbone Coonhound can be described as Energetic, Affectionate, Unflappable. The coat type of the Redbone Coonhound is described as short, smooth coat in stunning, solid red colors.  Due to its characteristics and qualities, the Redbone Coonhound demonstrated the desired traits of a Hunting Dog and is known by its nick name the "Raccoon Dog" or simply "Red". The origin of the Redbone Coonhound dog breed was in United States where it was developed in the late 1700's.

Redbone Coonhound Breed Group and Dog Type - Hound Dog Group (AKC:2003), a Scenthound: The Redbone Coonhound is one of the many breeds of dogs that belong to the Hound Dog Group (AKC:2003), a Scenthound.

Other names for the Redbone Coonhound: The Redbone Coonhound is known by the nickname of the "Raccoon Dog". Other names for this breed of dog include the Red, the Treeing Red Dog, Coon Hound.

Origin of the name: The origin of the name "Redbone Coonhound" derives from the name of a dog breeder called Peter Redbone of Tennessee.

Redbone Coonhound - Scent hound: The Redbone Coonhound is a Scent hound, one of the hunting dog breeds, built for endurance, with deep, open nostrils that enable the canine to pick up scent particles and track small and larger game, especially the raccoon and also the cougar.

Redbone Coonhound History and Origin: The country of origin of the Redbone Coonhound breed was in southern states of America during the late 1700's. The ancestor of the Redbone Coonhound is believed to be the, now extinct, British 'Southern Hound'. Every coonhound breed developed in Colonial America were originally called 'English Coonhounds'. Peter Redbone of Tennessee developed the Redbone Coonhound by crossing the English Foxhound and the Bloodhound with the glossy red-coated Irish Setter. The skin of the Redbone Coonhound is a rich color of red and the coat is shiny and smooth.

The Redbone Coonhound is considered that most beautiful of the American Coonhounds and is the only one with a solid color. Although originally bred to hunt the raccoon, the Redbone Coonhound was also used as a cougar and bear hunter. The prey of the cougars, also known as the puma, panther or mountain lion, were deer and the livestock of the settlers in the southern states. The agile and athletic Redbone Coonhound possessed the endurance to hunt in difficult terrain from swamplands to mountains in all types of weather. The Redbone Coonhound was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 2009.

Redbone Coonhound Movie:  A Redbone Coonhound featured in the 1960 Walt Disney Movie called "The Hound That Thought He Was a Raccoon" taht was based on a original story by Rutherford Montgomery. 

Redbone Coonhound Height: The Redbone Coonhound breed is classified as a medium sized dog. The height to the shoulder of a male dog is 21 - 27 inches (53 - 66 cm). The height to the shoulder of a female dog is slightly less.

Redbone Coonhound Weight: The weight of the male in this medium sized dog is 50 - 70 pounds (23 - 32 kg). The weight of the smaller female dog is slightly less than the male.

Redbone Coonhound Coat Type - LOW shedding coat: The coat type is described as a short, smooth coat.

Redbone Coonhound Coat Colors: The colors of this dog breed include red and golden colors. N.B. The term "Red" refers to reddish shades of orange, brown, and tan colors.

Redbone Coonhound Grooming - LOW Grooming Needs: The grooming needs of the Redbone Coonhound is categorized as Low in order to maintain a healthy, tangle-free coat and reduce the risk of skin infections.

The limited grooming needs of the Redbone Coonhound are considered to be low maintenance, requiring limited attention to grooming where brushing and combing, is concerned. Grooming Requirements should include bathing the dog on a monthly basis and making regular inspections of the nails, teeth, eyes and ears.

Redbone Coonhound Litter Size: The litter size of this dog breed ranges from 6-10 puppies. Redbone Coonhound puppies for sale can be obtained reputable breeders and from rescue centers. The cost of Redbone Coonhound puppies varies depending on location, pedigree history and the dog breeder.

Redbone Coonhound Temperament and personality: The temperament and personality of this popular dog breed is described as Lively, Energetic, Affectionate, Unflappable and Assured.

Redbone Coonhound Exercise Requirements: The exercise requirements of this breed of dog are moderate. The Redbone Coonhound requires regular daily exercise consisting of about one hour every day. This medium sized dog has a strong, agile gait with strides of a moderate length requiring a steady walking or jogging speed by the owner to meet the dogs exercise requirements. If the dog has more energy than you do, then teach your dog to play ball in a chase and catch game.

Redbone Coonhound Diet: A fully grown Redbone Coonhound should be fed twice a day. A diet consisting of a premium dog food can be balanced with fresh food eaten by the family. The question is What Can Dogs Eat?. Check out our comprehensive list of what dogs can and what dogs cannot eat.

Redbone Coonhound Health Problems: Potential health problems of the Redbone Coonhound breed include Eye problems . Resolving health problems can prove to be expensive and it is always wise to obtain pet insurance or dog health insurance when buying a dog. Is the Redbone Coonhound dog breed said to be Hypoallergenic? Answer: No.

Redbone Coonhound Lifespan: The life expectancy of dogs vary according to the size, breed of dog and any serious health problems. The typical lifespan of the Redbone Coonhound breed is 12-14 years.

Redbone Coonhound Male Dog Names: Male Dog names are most often chosen to reflect favorite names of the owner or the strength, size, coloring and country of origin of the Redbone Coonhound breed. To give you some inspiration regarding good male Redbone Coonhound names our small selection might be of help with naming boy dogs. Out top male dog names are: Jabba *** Hulk *** Roman *** Mac *** Jupiter *** Sasquatch *** Red *** Brawny *** Lurch *** Bruno *** Magnum *** Tank.

Redbone Coonhound Female Dog Names: Female Dog names tend to be softer, prettier and reflect the temperament of the girl dog. Our top choice of good female Redbone Coonhound names are Anneke *** Sameera *** Jada *** Kishi *** Lesego *** Priyanka *** Ishani *** Kendal *** Saskia *** Kyla.

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