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Redbone Retriever Breed Information

Redbone Retriever

Recognized By: DBR , IDCR
AKA: Redgold Hound

Living with a Redbone Retriever

Behavior: The Redbone Retriever is a calm, loving, obedient family dog who is strong and bold when hunting. They desire human companionship and respond well to training. They have an intelligence and drive to work independently when asked and/or allowed.

Barking: The Redbone Retriever is an overall quiet dog unless hunting and then both barking and the characteristic baying of the hound may be heard.

Redbone Retriever Appearance

Appearance: The Redbone Retriever should have a clean-lined, balanced working dog appearance.

Size: The Redbone Retreiver should be a medium to medium-large size dog.

Companionship: The color of the Redbone Retreiver's coat can range from reddish-golden to deep red. Occasionally there may be a small amount of white on the chest, and very occasionally white on the toes and/or nose. There may be some darker hairs on muzzle and tail but solid red preferred.

Head: The Redbone Retriever should have a medium length cleanly defined head and muzzle with a moderate stop.

Ears: The ears of the Redbone Retreiver should be free hanging, pliable and fine. When pulled forward, the ear should reach approximately halfway between the eyes and end of the nose.

Body: The length of the Redbone Retriever's body should be approximately equal to the height at withers.

Coat: The coat of the Redbone Retreiver should be smooth when the Retriever parent is a Labrador but may be fuller if the Retriever parent is a Golden Retriever but always with enough coarseness for protection when working in varied weather outdoors.

Redbone Retriever Facts

Characteristics: The Retriever half should be Yellow Labrador or Golden Retriever to ensure that the red color from the Redbone Coonhound half is displayed (red and yellow are recessive to black and chocolate, so if the retriever parent is black or chocolate, and the pups from the mix inherit black or chocolate, the red will not be displayed).

* The most accurate way to determine characteristics of a mixed breed is by researching the parent breeds.
** Not all dogs being represented by this name consist of the exact percentages listed above.
*** It is important to do research on your dog's history before choosing a dog. We are dedicated to providing the most accurate information possible about each breed.

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