The Redbone Coonhound was bred in the 19th-century United States to hunt raccoons. It can be surprisingly affectionate with children and is suited to any climate, but not to urban living, where it will not get the needed exercise.
Redbone Coonhound - Known for its flashy red coat, the Redbone Coonhound is a versatile worker and possesses the ability to hunt and swim over a variety of terrain while still maintaining its speed and agility. Redbones possess a natural treeing instinct and will track game ranging from raccoons to cougars. An adaptable hunter with a good, cold nose, the breed is an excellent choice for the hunter who wants an honest, versatile and capable trailer.