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Redbone Coonhound Breed Summary
Laidback, Energetic, Affectionate, Independent and Friendly
The Redbone Coonhound is an 'All American' doggy and is most probably a descendant of Foxhounds, Bloodhounds and even Irish Hounds. It's thought that they were probably developed by a man named George E.L. Birdson, who at the time was a well-known fox hunter and breeder who lived in Georgia. The breed were said to have a 'black saddle' on their backs due to the colouring of their coats, this gave rise to the nickname of 'saddlebacks'. However, as breeders started to favour the solid red colour, this name started to disappear. They became a registered breed by the American Kennel Club in 2009 and are currently ranked 122nd amongst all of the breeds registered.
The Redbone is discussed as being one of the most laidback out of all of the Coonhounds. They make fantastic pets as they really thrive within a home environment but additionally make excellent hunting doggies. Their intelligence also means that they are relatively easy to train (for a scenthound!) and are also fairly easy to handle. However, they will need lots of positive reinforcement with short, fun sessions as they become easily bored. They absolutely love 'hoomans' and get on very well with children as well as any other pets that may be in the house, including cats! Just watch out that you don't let your doggy off the lead as if they catch an interesting scent, they'll be off! For the right family, they make great pets and have the ability to provide you with years of love!