The Redbone Coonhound dates back to the late 1700s when red foxhounds were transported from Scotland to the US and from Ireland before the Civil War. Before 1900, the Redbone Coonhound developed into his own breed for looks as a flashy, almost solid-coloured red dog. Once the colour was achieved, breeders focused on show performance.
He’s a versatile work dog who can hunt and swim over many different terrains while retaining his agility, endurance and speed. His good cold nose makes him a great trailer. He has a natural treeing instinct for tracking game as diverse as cougars and raccoons. When with his family, he’s calm and easy to train. He needs regular exercise and his smooth, short coat only needs to be brushed and bathed occasionally. He’s 21 – 27 inches in height.