Redbone

Redbone

The Redbone Coonhound is a beautiful dog with excellent tracking abilities. These dogs are fiercely loyal and will follow commands easily. They also make excellent family pets, so you can rest assured that your children and family are safe when the dog is not doing its business of Redbone Coonhoundhunting.

Appearance

The Redbone Coonhound is distinctive from other Coonhounds by its short, glossy red coat. These dogs have the droopy ears familiar to all Coonhounds, the half moon tail, and a strong muscular compact body. These dogs need lots of exercise to maintain their muscle definition and weight.

Health

Like most Coonhounds, Redbones will live to be about 11 to 12 years old. They are generally healthy dogs and are not prone to all the health problems some other Coonhounds have. They are prone to hip dysplasia, especially in old age. It is a good idea to visit your vet regularly to screen for this an any other potential health problem.

Hunting

The Redbone Coonhound was originally bred to hunt racoons, but it is a great tracker for any type of hunting. They are frequently used to hunt deer, bears, and mountain lions. These dogs will track and tree your prey making it easier for you to take the kill shot. They are very single minded while they are tracking, but their distinctive bark will lead you to the treed prey. Read this article to learn more about training coonhounds. If you want to find a coonhound or buy hunting dog supplies to train your dog check out Buy and Sell Hunting Dogs.

Temperament

The Redbone Coonhound is one of the friendliest and calmest of the Coonhounds. It is highly intelligent and easy to train. You should start training early and firmly to ensure that the dog follows your commands while they are on the hunt. These dogs are highly playful and love to get plenty of exercise. They also tend to keep going when injured, so watch your dog carefully when out hunting.

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