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Redbone Hound

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The Redbone Hound, also known as the Redbone Coonhound, is a treeing and trailing dog used for hunting game such as Bear, Bobcat, Raccoon and Cougar. Some Redbone Hounds can be used as water dogs. This dog has been registered with the UKC since 1904

Origin

In early America, hunters had a red hound that was used for treeing and hunting game which they called Redbone. The ancestors of the Redbone Hound are thought to have been Foxhounds which were later crossed with the Blood Hound by a then well known Fox hunter and breeder named George F.L. Birdsong in Georgia,USA in the 1840s. Birdsong bought the pack from Dr. Thomas Henry and began selective breeding to retain the original red color and abilities that produced the modern day Redbone Hound.

Health

No particular health issues are associated with the Redbone hound. It requires daily walks for strength, stamina and weight control which helps to maintain good health.

  • Temperament: Good natured with a desire to please. Good with children and other pets. Happiest when hunting and needs daily exercise.
  • Color: Red preferred may have small white pattern on chest and feet
  • Coat:Short fine textured
  • Head: Broad in line with body proportions.
  • Ears: Slightly low set fine in texture and reaching to tip of nose.
  • Eyes: Dark brown preferred.
  • Body: Medium sized, Lean dog taller at shoulder level than hips. Male height is from twenty two to twenty seven inches. Female height is from twenty one to twenty five inches.
  • Weight: Males and females 45-65 lbs
  • Tail: Straight, medium length with brush texture.
  • Legs: Straight in line with chest and muscular .
  • Life Span: Relatively long at 12-15 years.
  • Litter size: 10 pups with 6 -8 being the usual number.

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