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  Redbone Coonhounds   Highly Trainable Dogs  

  Redbones are generally easygoing, gentle dogs that don't let much bother them. They want to be with their people, but are not clingy or "in your face" all the time. Redbones are generally eager to please but can become bored with formal training. They are quite active when on the hunt, but quiet when inside. Their passion is hunting, and once their nose hits a scent or smell they are oblivious to anything else around them. Redbones get along well with people, children, and other dogs. Their feet are somewhat webbed which makes swimming a sport they really enjoy.   They are also highly trainable. "Reds", as they are sometimes called, are intelligent, rugged, and adapt to many different terrains. They have a natural instinct to hunting and treeing coons. They are also equally proficient in trailing and treeing bears, cougars and bobcats. They make great house pets just as they do hunters.

We have a wonderful Redbone Photo Gallery for you to view. Check it out. All the cute puppies you see are either sold or are for sale. Call: 1-617-419-6393.


  Redbone History  

  Some red breeds that resembled the Redbone were brought with Scottish and Irish immigrants to America in the 1700's, in which the Irish heritage may have been the source of the occasional white markings that appear on Redbone Coonhounds. During the 1800's and 1900's, breeders were on the quest to create faster and more hot-nosed hounds in the United States. In the 1800's when Foxhounds were not efficient enough, they were crossed with a Bloodhound and later on with an Ancient Irish Hound (which is probably the reason for occasional white on the chest and feet). They were originally bred for hunting raccoons, and excelled in this. This produced a beautiful, smart, fast, efficient scent hound with the nose of a Bloodhound and a voice unique to its own. In 1840 George Birdsong obtained the foundation stock of today‚Äôs red dogs. Nearly all Redbone pedigrees can trace back to Birdsong's stock. We think the name comes from their deep red color, while others believe the name came from a prominent breeder at the time named Peter Redbone.