Redbone Coonhound

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Average size and lifespan

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Height: 1ft 9in - 2ft 3in
Weight: 45-70lbs
Lifespan: 11 - 14 Years


  • Affection4/5
  • Kid-Friendly4/5
  • Stranger-Friendly3/5
  • Dog-Friendly3/5
  • Barking Amount1/5


  • Grooming Difficulty2/5
  • Shedding Amount3/5
  • Easy to Train4/5
  • Can Be Alone2/5
  • Exercise Need5/5


  • Cold Tolerance3/5
  • Heat Tolerance3/5
  • Apartment-Friendly1/5

Redbone Coonhound Information

Redbone CoonhoundIf you hunt and are looking for a hard-working, versatile dog to accompany you, the Redbone Coonhound is your guy. In the late 1700s Scottish immigrants brought Red Irish Foxfounds to America, and a century later, coon hunters started breeding for a faster, more agile dog for treeing raccoons.

With this background, the Redbone Coonhound is a force to be reckoned with on the trail. At home, this beautiful, flashy red dog is even-keeled and kindly. He just needs some exercise – a run on the trail or a swim – and then he’ll be rested and calm for a long period of time.

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Breed FAQs

Can Redbone Coonhounds be apartment dogs?

Redbone Coonhounds don't do very well in apartments. It's recommended to look at another breed better suited to apartment-living.

Can Redbone Coonhounds be left alone?

Redbone Coonhounds don't like being left alone for too long. They tend to show some symptoms of seperation anxiety when left apart from their owners for long periods of time.

Are Redbone Coonhounds good with kids?

Redbone Coonhounds do well with kids. As with any dog they should be monitored closely, they're unlikely to become aggressive.

Are Redbone Coonhounds friendly with strangers?

Although Redbone Coonhounds can take a bit to warm up to a stranger, they are mostly friendly with others.

Do Redbone Coonhounds get along with other dogs?

Although Redbone Coonhounds will mostly get along with other dogs, they may have some issues. They can typically be dealt with by socializing them with other dogs.

Do Redbone Coonhounds bark a lot?

Redbone Coonhounds don't bark very often of may never bark. Most barking is trained or in extreme situations.

Do Redbone Coonhounds shed a lot?

Redbone Coonhounds shed a medium amount. They will have seasonal shedding, but aren't terrible to clean up after.

Do Redbone Coonhounds need a lot of grooming?

Redbone Coonhounds don't require very much effort for grooming. You'll just need to provide typical maintenance and baths.

Do Redbone Coonhounds need a lot of exercise?

Expect Redbone Coonhounds to have high energy levels and need a lot of exercise. You'll need to find options to release this energy or they may exibit bad behavior.

Are Redbone Coonhounds easy to train?

Typically, Redbone Coonhounds are easy to train. They enjoy the bonding process with their owner and are quick to learn.

Can Redbone Coonhounds handle cold weather?

Although Redbone Coonhounds can handle the cold weather when out with you, they may not want to stay out for long periods of time.

Can Redbone Coonhounds handle hot weather?

Although Redbone Coonhounds can tolerate hot conditions, be careful not to expose them for too long.

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