The Redbone Coonhound descended from red hounds brought to North America by Scottish and Irish immigrants in the late 18th century and early 19th century. In the late 18th century, Scottish immigrants brought with them red colored foxhounds to Georgia, dogs which would be the foundation stock of the breed. Irish-bred Foxhounds and Bloodhound lines were added to the mix years later.
The Redbone Coonhound is a handsome, robust and strong coonhound. It has a lean, muscular, and well-proportioned body with a clean, well-modeled head, with a medium stop between the brow and nose. It has long, hanging ears that extend to the tip of the nose every time it follows a smell. Its tail is held upright and has paws that are compact with thick, strong pads. Its skin is shiny and smooth with a rich red color.
Redbone Coonhounds are generally easygoing and gentle dogs. They enjoy being with their people but aren’t clingy. They are eager to please but can become bored with formal training. e. Redbones get along well with people and dogs, but may or may not do well with small pets.
The Redbone Coonhound is a healthy breed, although sometimes, they can be prone to hip dysplasia.