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Redbone Coonhound Breed Information

Redbone Coonhound is a breed from the Coonhound family which got its name from the strikingly deep coloured coat. It was originally developed in the southern part of America. This breed of dogs is athletic and also great trackers. In present days, this breed of dogs is used both as a hunting dog and also as a companion dog. Redbone Coonhounds are very powerful and strong. They have a well-shaped head, long, low hung ears and upright tail. Their paws are cat like with strong paws. They are mainly found in red colour, and some of them might have white markings on them. They are usually happy and good tempered dogs, and are comfortable with children. They are merry and gentle, and most importantly very easy to handle. They need of lot of companionship in order to be happy. This breed is totally recommended to house with toddlers. They are very caring and most importantly, they have very sweet barking. Basically these dogs are hunters and so it is not very difficult to train them. They are also very good at swimming. They have a natural tendency to hunt cats, so it is better to keep them away from cats. He can be a great hiking partner and is also a good navigator. The average height of a healthy Redbone Coonhound is about 27 inches, and it weighs about 70 pounds. Female Redbones are smaller when compared to the males. They need to be provided with sufficient amount of exercise, and it is well adaptable in both open spaces and enclosed apartments. They need to be regularly walked or jogged. Their coats are short, so they only need regular brushing; no other kind of grooming is required. Their teeth and ears should be regularly cleaned; nail clipping is also suggested for this breed. They possess a musty smell, and regular baths are required to clear this odour from its coat. The average lifespan of a Redbone Coonhound is 12 years. Even though they do not have major health issues, there are chances to be affected by hip dysplasia.

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