The Redbone Coonhound is a stunning dog, they have very muscular bodies that lie beneath their gorgeous red coat. Besides their fur, this Coonhound can also be identified by their long ears which can reach up to their nose! These purebred pups typically weigh between 45-70 pounds.
This breed originated in the Southern United States in the 19th century. They descended from Foxhound-type dogs that were brought over by immigrants from Scotland and Ireland. The breed was originally used for hunting both small and large game, they had the ability to go up against raccoons, deers, bears, boars, etc. They are not the largest breed, but their strength combined with their athleticism would allow them to put up a fight against just about any animal. These dogs are not used for hunting as often anymore, however, they still retained their prey drive and their hunting instincts until this day.
The Redbone Coonhound tends to be very vocal when they are hunting, but also when they are at home. This makes it very difficult to live close to neighbors as they can sometimes make a ton of noise. This dog would likely be more suited for people living out in the country. While this breed is highly intelligent, it can be quite difficult to train and requires a lot of patience. The payoff for the effort that you will put in when training them is certainly worth it though, as a well-trained Redbone Coonhound makes a great companion dog.
These pups are not the type of dog that you can leave home all day and then take out for an evening walk around the block. They are highly energetic and will require their daily exercise, they will not feel their best without it. Their high level of intelligence will require them to be mentally stimulated as well, so playing interactive games with your pup is a great way to keep them happy! The Redbone Coonhound is a great-natured dog that will love nothing more than being close to the ones that they love. They have a very sensitive side to them which gives the unbelievable feeling of closeness between the owner and their dog.
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