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Breed: Redbone Coonhound Origin Story: Colonial settlers from Scotland and Ireland brought red hounds with them to the United States, which became the ancestors of the Redbone.


The Redbone Coonhound is a medium-to-large hound dog whose muscles undulate beneath a sleek and stunning red coat. The overall impression is that a master sculptor carved them from blocks of the finest mahogany. The classically houndy head is flanked by ears long enough to reach the nose. Dreamy brown eyes give the face an expression described by the breed’s devotees as “pleading.