The Redbone Coonhound is one of the six Coonhound breeds, but it only comes in one color, and that’s a reddish-brown coat. The name Coon derives from the English word “raccoon” because this breed was formerly used to hunt raccoons.
The Coonhound is an American breed that was created when a Scottish immigrant brought a Foxhound to America, and the Foxhound was crossed with a Bloodhound. This is how the Redbone Coonhound came about over time. The aim at that time was to use the dog for hunting.
In 1902 the Redbone Coonhound was registered by the UKC (United Kennel Club) as the second coonhound breed and later in 2002, it was registered by the AKC (American Kennel Club). Being an American breed, the Coonhound has not been registered with the FCI.