Known for its flashy red coat, the Redbone Coonhound is a versatile worker and possesses the ability to hunt and swim over a variety of terrain while still maintaining its speed and agility. Redbones possess a natural treeing instinct and will track game ranging from raccoons to cougars. An adaptable hunter with a good, cold nose, the breed is an excellent choice for the hunter who wants an honest, versatile and capable trailer.
A Redbone is a great companion and is very versatile in all terrains and venues. From a great hunting dog of various game to a search and rescue dog, today’s Redbone is most of all a great family dog, very loving and loyal. Redbones possess a no-quit attitude and are easy keepers. They also possess qualities that make them a great watchdog. Extremely adaptable, they can compete in coonhound events, agility, obedience, tracking, rally and dog shows.
Did You Know?
The Redbone descends from handsome red foxhounds brought to America by Scottish immigrants in the late 1700s and Red Irish Foxhounds were imported before the Civil War.
By the late 18th century, some coon hunters began breeding for hotter-nosed, faster dogs that were swifter at locating and faster at treeing raccoons.
Redbone breeders, for a period of several years, concentrated on breeding a nearly solid-colored, flashy, red dog, bred also for looks.
The Redbone is widely-used and acclaimed for its speed and agility from lowlands to steep, rocky hills.
The Redbone is an excellent choice for the hunter who wants an honest, versatile and capable trailer.
Redbone has been bred for the purpose of treeing game, and the treeing instinct is natural, as it has been bred into the Redbone for many generations.
colors & Markings
Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.
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