Redbone Coonhound

The Redbone Coonhound dog breed is medium-sized hounds who have a gorgeous red coat, the pleading expression common to hounds everywhere, and a sweet voice that sings out when they’re on the hunt. However, they also bark a lot when they’re not on the hunt, and take a lot of patience to train.

See below for complete Redbone Coonhound characteristics!

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Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability

Adapts Well to Apartment Living
4
Good For Novice Owners
2
Sensitivity Level
5
Tolerates Being Alone
2
Tolerates Cold Weather
3
Tolerates Hot Weather
2

All Around Friendliness

Affectionate with Family
5
Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs
5
Dog Friendly
4
Friendly Toward Strangers
3

Health Grooming

Amount Of Shedding
2
Drooling Potential
4
Easy To Groom
5
General Health
3
Potential For Weight Gain
3
Size
3

Trainability

Easy To Train
3
Intelligence
4
Potential For Mouthiness
4
Prey Drive
4
Tendency To Bark Or Howl
4
Wanderlust Potential
5

Exercise Needs

Energy Level
4
Intensity
4
Exercise Needs
5
Potential For Playfulness
5

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group:
Hound Dogs
Height:
1 foot, 9 inches to 2 feet, 3 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight:
45 to 70 pounds
Life Span:
10 to 12 years

More About This Breed

  • The merry and gentle Redbone Coonhound descends from red hounds brought to North America by Scottish and Irish immigrants during colonial times. The medium-size, solid-red dogs have the pleading expression common to hounds everywhere and a sweet voice that sings out when they're on the hunt. Unfortunately, they also bark a lot at home, so make sure you live out in the country or have very tolerant neighbors.

    Friendly and loyal, Redbone Coonhounds make good companion dogs as long as they get plenty of exercise. Plan to be patient while training this breed; they often suffer from canine attention deficit disorder.

  • Size

    Males stand 22 to 27 inches at the shoulder; females, 21 to 25 inches. Redbone Coonhounds weigh 45 to 70 pounds.

  • Coat Color And Grooming

    The Redbone Coonhound coat is short and smooth. The color should be a rich, deep red, but the breed standard allows for a dark muzzle and a small amount of white on the chest and feet.