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The Redbone Coonhound was originally developed as a hunting dog. The Redbone Coonhound is
mostly known for its flashy red coat. Scottish-Irish immigrants brought red foxhounds to the United
States. Some coonhound breeders bred specifically for traits, while the Redbone Coonhound breeders
bred specifically for color. They were being bred for raccoons, hence the name coonhounds,
but they needed a faster, swifter dog for treeing, as they called it. Redbone Coonhounds
go by their sense of smell, used not only for low-lying hills, but they also work well
with steep hills. They have an enormous amount of energy.
Originally developed as a hunting dog, the dog's solid, red coat is smooth and short,
but its coarseness provides protection while hunting. In addition, the Redbone Coonhound
is a fast swimmer. It will pick up on trails that have long been cold. The Redbone Coonhound
is also an excellent companion and family pet. The Redbone Coonhound is a tractable
dog, lives well with families, and really likes their owners. Some of the characteristics
that you want to be aware of are their brown, baying bark. While trailing, or when excited,
it has a loud and melodious voice. They're also very trainable, they have very few health
problems, hip dysplasia being one of them. But they're a fun-loving, silly breed by nature.
As a family dog, the hound type can be a little bit aloof, it can be a little bit distracted
by the sense of smells around them. Because of their natural instinct to be distracted
by smells, they are a dog that should always be leash-walked. Many Redbone Coonhounds also
have a tendency to drool. The Coonhound is mature at about two years
old. It's a very high energy dog, loves formal energy, thinks of it as a game. It does require
a lot of exercise. So they do need a family that is energetic and active. Their coat is
short and easy to maintain, just requires a weekly brushing and occasional bath. To
maintain its coat, the Redbone should be brushed weekly. You're looking for a dog to hike with,
run with, swim with, the Redbone Coonhound is your dog of choice.
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