The Redbone Coonhound is a born hunter; over the course of the breed's history, the Redbone has been utilized to hunt not only raccoons (as its name suggests) but also cougar (also referred to as mountain lions in certain parts of the country), bear, and deer. This is the type of hound featured in the movie Where the Red Fern Grows and, as the movie suggests, the breed is a tenacious scout. This affectionate dog wants nothing more to please their owner, so, activities that promote bonding between yourself and your pup are in order. Although the breed is a hunting dog at heart, the dog can be adapted for therapy work or may enjoy participating in scent trials.
The Redbone Coonhound is a sweet, loyal dog that is rather active. This breed needs a great deal of exercise, but, luckily, they are happiest when exercise involves the family. Involve the kids in free play with the Redbone. Take your pup to the dog park. Sign yourselves up to participate in scent trials. Options are endless for fun with your Redbone Coonhound.