Redbone Coonhound Puppies for Sale
Ancestors of the Coonhound can be traced back to the 1700’s. It took until the 1800’s for Coonhound to actually be established. This is when Coon hunters wanted a faster, better hound. They decided the Foxhounds weren’t efficient enough, so they were crossed with a Bloodhound and later on with an Irish Hound. They were originally bred for hunting raccoons and were excellent in doing so. This produced a smart, fast and beautiful scent hound with the nose of a Bloodhound. George Birdsong is who developed this dog in 1840 and most pedigrees can trace back to his stock. The Coonhound was first recognized by the AKC in 2009 and Grouped as Hound.
- Country of Origin: United States
- Weight: 45 - 70 lbs
- Height: 21 - 27 inches
- Color: The Coonhound breed color is solid red with traces of white.
The Coonhound is an easy-going breed and is very eager to please. They love their human family and get along with most people and animals. This breed makes for an excellent watchdog but not a guard dog.
The Redbone Coonhound life expectancy is between 12 – 14 years. This breed does not have known health concerns to look for.
Coat & Coat Care
Their coat is short, smooth and fine.
Occasional brushing will do just fine for this breed.