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Redbone Coonhound

Size: Medium

Weight: 45 - 75 lbs.

Height: 22" - 27"

Life Span: 11 - 12 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: United States

Also Known As: No Nicknames.

Group: Companion

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

No special exercise requirements.

Grooming Needs

No special grooming requirements.


The Redbone Coonhound loves to be with its family, although its affectionate nature can sometimes be overwhelming to small children and even adults. If kept indoors, this breed may become lazy and overweight. Young coonhounds will be highly energetic with a tendency to chew, bark loudly and bay. These dogs are known to drool and often have the ?doggy? smell.

Compatibility with Kids

This breed is family-oriented and interacts well with children.


This dog was bred in Georgia during the 1800s to hunt raccoons, as well as bears, bobcats, and cougars. It is the only solid coat coonhound. This is an agile breed that is comfortable working in terrain ranging from swamplands to mountains ? and even water. A descendant of Foxhounds and Bloodhounds, this breed was featured in the children?s book ?Where the Fern Grows.?

Dog Food for Your Redbone Coonhound

Puppy Select 6 lb. Front Counter

Puppy Select Formula

Features our exclusive balance of nutrients for growing puppies.

Adult Select 6 lb. Front Counter

Adult Select Formula

Formulated for dogs of all ages, an excellent choice for multi-dog families.

Senior Select 6 lb. Front Counter

Senior Select Formula

Formulated for dogs 7 years and older.

Reduced Fat 6 lb. Front Counter

Reduced Fat Formula

30% less fat than Bil-Jac Adult Select.

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