The Redbone Coonoodle: A Complete Guide

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The Redbone Coonoodle must be a contender for the strangest name for a hybrid breed of dog, but it makes so much sense when you discover the two breeds that have been brought together in this instance.

By uniting the Redbone Coonhound and the Poodle, you do have two different breeds that have ultimately produced a hybrid breed that you will love.

While the Poodle is well known, the Redbone Coonhound is less so, and then you have the problem of people knowing very little about this designer hybrid.

However, that is why we have created this complete guide to the breed as we know that you will have various questions that need to be answered.

Throughout our guide, you will learn everything that there is to know about this hybrid breed.

Also, this will put you in a better position to then own one since you will want to provide your new puppy with the best life possible.

Before doing that, we are going to start things off by looking at you since there are several points that should be covered before we go any further.

Redbone Coonoodle Puppies – Before You Buy…

The Redbone Coonoodle is full of life. Image Credit By: melissateel, instagram

Before you go ahead and buy a Redbone Coonoodle puppy, there are a few things to think about. You want the best for the breed, so being prepared will always be a good idea.

As you work through our complete guide, we just want you to think about the following questions, and you may find that there will be others that leap into your mind as you read each section.

Be honest with your answers as we just want you to be the best possible fit for your dog.

Questions such as:

  • How much do you know about caring for this breed of dog?
  • Are you comfortable in handling a dog of this size?
  • Are you confident enough to train it?
  • Are you aware of any potential health conditions that could affect it?

These points are just intended as being a start for you, but they are all important in their own right.

What Price are Redbone Coonoodle Puppies?

There are several contributing factors to the price that you will end up paying for your Redbone Coonoodle puppy.

However, just remember that the price can be outwith the range that we discuss here.

We should begin by looking at the pedigree of the parents because that has always played a major role in the price of a puppy.

This is not unique to the Redbone Coonoodle because the better the pedigree of the parents, then the better the puppy you get.

Well, that is at least the theory. There is also the idea that the breeder can play a role in determining the price that you pay, and that is certainly true.

Those breeders that effectively specialize in this breed will always charge more, but that is also not unique to the Redbone Coonoodle.

Finally, it is impossible to state just how popular a certain breed is going to be wherever you live.

As with anything else, popularity ebbs and flows across the country, and that will always alter the price that you pay.

However, even taking all of that into consideration, the kind of price that you should be looking at paying for a Redbone Coonoodle puppy in the United States is in the region of $500 to $800.

In the United Kingdom, you are looking at a puppy costing anywhere between £600 to £900 with some potential for variation.

How to Find Reputable Redbone Coonoodle Breeders?

It was mentioned above about the breeder, and if you want to get the best puppy possible, it then stands to reason that you would also want to just deal with the best breeder around.

Of course, you need to know how to find them. People will tend to turn to the Internet as their first port of call, and that is certainly advisable.

There, you can do your own research using a variety of tools to find those breeders that deal specifically with this breed and what people think of them.

Also, you can do this to check out their background so you are then feeling more confident in their ability as a breeder in general.

There are different associations and groups that are also worth checking out as they will tend to have the future of the breed in mind and will be quite content to provide you with a list of breeders that they would recommend.

You should also consider getting in touch with both the Kennel Club as well as the Dog Breeders Association for your country.

They may not be able to help you directly, but can still often guide you towards those that can assist you, and there will be no trust issues with their recommendations.

3 Little-Known Facts About Redbone Coonoodle Puppies

The Redbone Coonoodle is going to be an unknown quantity to you, but that just means that it can be fun finding out all kinds of different facts about the breed.

In this instance, we have selected just three such facts.

  • We have no idea when it originated.

Even though it is probably from that surge of designer hybrid breeds that occurred in the 1990s, we are unsure as to when somebody thought about putting these two breeds together.

  • The poodle part takes away some of the hunting aspects.

As it is mixed with the poodle, there is a certain softening of some of the key aspects of the Redbone Coonhound.

However, that is common with hybrid breeds with you getting a dog that is somewhere in the middle of the two parent breeds.

  • Loyalty is no question.

If you want a dog that is going to be loyal to you, then this breed has to be one of the best out there. They excel at being loyal, and to be honest it could get slightly overpowering at times.

Physical Traits of the Redbone Coonoodle

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The Redbone Coonoodle loves going on long walks. Image Credit By: the_adventures_of_river19, instagram

The Redbone Coonoodle is not exactly a small dog, and it does display physical traits that come from both parent breeds.

That means it will be a medium to a large-sized dog that is strong in build. It will also tend to have quite a long neck that is also strong.

Their coat will vary between short to medium length, and it can be quite smooth or slightly wiry thanks to the two parents.

Their head will be in proportion to the rest of their bodies, and their muzzle will be quite long. They will also have either brown or amber eyes and a brown or black nose.

For colors, then they can vary with black, white, red, grey, blue, silver, cream or brown and maintaining their coat will require brushing them several times a week.

You will also need to brush their teeth regularly to prevent problems from developing.

How Big is a Full-Grown Redbone Coonoodle?

When it comes to a full-grown Redbone Coonoodle, then both the male and female are going to be of the same kind of size, or at least within the same range.

For their height, then this breed will vary between 18 to 24 inches tall, but the male will often be more towards the upper end of this than the female.

For their weight, then both will weigh somewhere between 45 to 75lbs but, as with their height, the male will often be the heavier of the two.

What is the Life Expectancy of the Redbone Coonoodle?

The life expectancy of the Redbone Coonoodle is around average for a dog of this size, but it all depends on how you care for them.

That being said, you are looking at somewhere around 10 to 12 years as being the norm.

Intelligence, Temperament and Personality Traits of the Redbone Coonoodle

The intelligence of this breed cannot be underestimated. They will also be exceptionally willing to please their owners at all times.

However, do note that they can develop issues with being obedient at times, and you need to train them from an early age to stop this from becoming a problem.

They will be affectionate, loving and loyal to their family, and they will be great even around kids. However, just be careful when kids are playing with them due to the size of the dog.

They can also live around other pets, but they might see cats as prey, so you also need to train them out of that train of thought.

Overall, this dog has a wonderful temperament as it is calm and alert. It will be wary of strangers and tell you about them, but they will not be aggressive and are relatively easy to train.

The Redbone Coonoodle’s Diet

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The Redbone Coonoodle is very intelligent and loyal. Image Credit By: theodore_the_coonoodle, instagram

Understanding the diet of the Redbone Coonoodle is important to make sure that they are going to be getting the correct nutrients for their bodies.

However, due to health concerns, you must keep close control.

You are looking at them receiving 2.5 cups of food per day, but it is what you feed them that will prove to be the most important thing of all.

Avoid cheaper dog food simply because it is incapable of giving them the correct nutrients, and that can always lead to various health issues later on.

This is due to it containing bulky ingredients that fill the dog but will not satisfy them or deliver their nutritional requirements.

You should always look at providing them with the best quality dry food that you can afford, and check that it is designed for a dog of their size.

Also, follow the advice of the breeder when they are a puppy as that will help them to develop without developing any additional issues.

If you are tempted into providing them with treats, then you are free to do so but that also has to be controlled.

They will certainly be more than capable of helping themselves, and you do not want to give them that chance.

How Much Exercise Does a Redbone Coonoodle Need?

This particular breed is more than likely going to be requiring a reasonable amount of exercise daily as they do have middle of the road energy levels.

That then translates into them needing around 45 to 60 minutes of exercise per day. They are going to love a nice walk where they can explore a variety of scents.

Also, if they develop certain traits from the Redbone Coonhound, they will want to go hiking with you as well as even swimming.

That aside, they will also need their own outdoor space to move around in during the day, and it should be large enough to allow them to play.

This is not a breed that should be kept indoors and in an apartment as it is just not fair on them.

Redbone Coonoodle Health and Conditions

The Redbone Coonoodle can be prone to a variety of health conditions throughout its life, and some of them are certainly passed down through the genetic line.

Before you take ownership of your new puppy, do check with the breeder that the parents have been checked over by a vet for various illnesses and diseases.

A good breeder should be able to show you evidence of this having been done.

But then, the main health conditions to be aware of for this breed are as follows:

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Eye Disease
  • Coonhound Paralysis
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Addison’s Disease
  • Sebaceous Adenitis
  • Corneal Dystrophy

This does all sound rather horrific, but you should remember that there is no guarantee that your dog will develop any of those illnesses listed above.

My Final Thoughts on the Redbone CoonoodleA Redbone Coonoodle's face

The Redbone Coonoodle is a wonderful breed of dog to own as it is full of life and character.

It will be a great family dog that will love going on long walks with you as well as playing.

It is very intelligent, loyal, and will be in tune with your moods thanks to how close a bond it will form with your family.

However, it can still be independent on its own and that can lead to it being slightly stubborn at times.

Overall, if you are looking for a different family dog to own, then this could very well be the perfect one for you.

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