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Redbone Coonhound

Hereditary Illnesses

Hip dysplasia is possible but uncommon in the breed.

Character and Temperament

Even-tempered, amiable, and kindly at home, but eager on the trail

Good with Children: Yes

Good with other Dogs: With supervision

Food

The breed is prone to becoming overweight if not given proper exercise and does best on a high-quality dog-food.

Exercise

Somewhat active; vigorous activity like hunting and swimming between long periods of rest is the typical rhythm for coonhound life

Grooming

Grooming: Occasional

Shedding: Seasonal

Origin

The breed originated in the United States in the late 1700s and early 1800s. They are descendants of Fox Hounds brought over from Scotland and Ireland and bred to have a solid red colour and a natural treeing instinct as a hunter. 

Other_info

As with all breeds, inbreeding is discouraged to avoid that or other health problems.

This information is compiled from the breed standards listed on the AKC and UKC websites

Stats

Average Dog Size

22-27

Average Dog Weight

45-70

Average Bitch Size

21-26

Average Bitch Weight

45-70

Average Litter Size

6-10

Average Life Expectancy

12


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