The short coat is easy to maintain; ears must be examined for infection-causing dirt and moisture.
The breed is even-tempered and trainable in the home, and wants to please its owner. It is amenable to formal training. The Redbone's short, smooth coat requires only occasional brushing and bathing.
Depending on the size of your dog as an adult you are going to want to feed them a formula that will cater to their unique digestive needs through the various phases of their life. Many dog food companies have breed-specific formulas for small, medium, large and giant breeds.
The Redbone is a large breed and has a lifespan well into their teens. What you feed your dog is an individual choice, but working with your veterinarian and/or breeder will be the best way to determine frequency of meals as a puppy and the best adult diet to increase his longevity. Clean, fresh water should be available at all times.
Beyond regular weekly grooming the occasional bath will keep them clean and looking their best. Grooming can be a wonderful bonding experience for you and your pet. Their strong fast-growing nails should be trimmed regularly with a nail clipper or grinder to avoid overgrowth, splitting and cracking. Their ears should be checked regularly to avoid a buildup of wax and debris which can result in an infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly.
Generations of dog lovers have been drawn to this beautiful, tenderhearted hound by the Wilson Rawls novel “Where the Red Fern Grows” and subsequent film adaptations. Rawls’s story sweetly depicts the affinity Redbones have for kids, and the almost mystical bond that can develop between Redbones and owners of all ages. Redbones are eager to please, but training these slow-to-mature hounds will take patience, a gentle touch, and a sense of humor. Their soulful, endearing qualities make these crimson cooners a natural for therapy work.
Redbone Coonhound &HEALTH
Like all breeds there may be some health issues, like hip dysplasia and eye disease. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Redbone Coonhounds are healthy dogs.
Working with a responsible breeder, those wishing to own a Redbone Coonhound can gain the education they need to know about specific health concerns within the breed. Good breeders utilize genetic testing of their breeding stock to reduce the likelihood of disease in their puppies.