Redbone Coonhound Breed Maintenance
This breed is generally easy to maintain, needing a weekly brushing, as the Redbone Coonhound does shed moderately and is not hypoallergenic. The Redbone has been known to have a musty scent which can be controlled with regular baths. The long, floppy ears do need to be routinely cleaned, as well as kept dry, to avoid the ear infections this breed is prone to have. The nails grow fast and should be regularly trimmed to prevent splitting and cracking. This hound enjoys and requires frequent daily exercise, and will become bored without something to do. The Coonhound can benefit from long walks and jogs, spaces to run, swimming, and hunting. Keep this dog leashed or fenced in, or else he can run off after a scent. The laidback Redbone can live indoors or outdoors, and does best in a rural home that allows him to hunt and howl. Be sure to spend quality time with this hound, as if left alone, he will pine for human companionship. The Redbone is prone to be obese, so be sure to avoid overfeeding him.