Had a Redbone Coonhound as a child growing up and was the absolute best dog a boy could have. Fast forward 18 years and I am trying to find a new doggie, but my home is just not built for a 65-70 pound puppy.
Gatsby (my old hound) was the most docile, intelligent and beautiful dog - deep red with a black snout and a white patch just under his neck on his chest. It would absolutely rekindle a childhood love to be able to find a dog with the likeness of him, if only it were a bit smaller of a breed.
I have looked online trying to find "miniature redbones", etc, but nothing... can anyone help with information or possibly suggestions at smaller dogs with the same characteristics?
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My Redbone female was not a huge girl. I think she weighed about 45 pounds as an adult. She was an awesome tracker and very fast. My friend took her out to hunt and his Plott hounds could not keep up with her. I got her from a breeder in Ohio. I just looked though my files and can't locate the name of her breeder, but if I find it later, I will pass that along.
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My parents have a Redbone. Amazing dogs, I absolutely love theirs :)
Most hounds that are actually used for tracking are naturally on the leaner side from all the running. 45-50 pounds is pretty typical. My parent's Redbone is 75 pounds, but she came from Mountain Lion hunting lines. She has much larger bone structure then most Redbones you would see.
I think it would be near impossible to find one less then 45 pounds though. And like others said, it would be a poor representation of the breed. If you want one on the leaner side, find a breeder that breeds for critter tracking and not cougar.
They are hard to come by here. I think I have seen one ad ever for a litter of puppies. Most likely you will have to go out of state and have the puppy shipped. Beware of scammers though.
a few things to consider. At this stage in your life I would presume you are working full time. That negates getting a puppy or anything else under a year unless you have someone at home to care for it.
You don't say what you want to do with the dog, if anything but that needs to be considered too. How about a basset?
There are loads of PB rescues around that you could check into.
Actually you could probably do a red bone if you provided it with enough daily exercise. A lot would depend on your work schedule & if there is anyone else to help with the dog
I recognize my best option is simply to wait a few years until I have a larger home that suits a 50lb dog. I'm not a hunter and this would just be an addition to the family to be spoiled and cared for.
I work a 9-4:30 workweek, however my fiancee is home at least ever 4 hours during the day so a puppy is what we're looking for. I can wait, he would be totally worth it. They're just such fantastic dogs, I dont think I want a substitute.
Well what'cha know!! After visiting several Georgia Humane Societies, we wound up at the Atlanta Humane Society who had a MUCH larger selection of puppies. We walked in and were greeted by 3 new puppies who had just come in that morning, Silo, Mocha and BJ.
All 3 were from the same litter of Manchester Terrier and Hound-dog (what looks to be Redbone). We took them out and played with them all but 1 stuck out to us as "The One" :) We renamed her Ella and she is now living the spoiled life!
I'll repost later and stick some pictures up as well. I just really wanted to say to those of you still hoping to come across the perfect pet - hang in there, you never know when you'll find your little angel!
Her dominant features make her look like a tiny little Redbone. Deep coloring, little white patch on her chest, big floppy ears and SUPER docile disposition. The Manchester Terrier in her has her at 18 lbs. at 5 months old and while her paws indicate a "bit" more growth, I dont think she will ever fill out to more than 30 lbs. on the heavy side. She's everything we were hoping to find! YEAA!!
Much love to Atlanta Humane Society, will definately find a way to make a contribution to them next year :)
Congratulations on your new little "Ella"! And bless your humongous heart for rescuing instead of obsessing over trying to find some weird new "designer breed" too - :-) "Clink"! Here's to lots & lots of love-filled - LAUGHTER-filled - years with your new little girl! - :-)
We just adopted two redbones (not related) girls from the local humane society. Both are around a year old and fully grown at about 40-45 pounds. They are WONDERFUL! They need exercise and training but they are affectionate dogs who want to please. They like to howl a little and follow a scent of course. But wearing them out by walking them or letting them chase each other and play in the fenced in back yard wears them down. Their childhood seems shorter than my last dog (a lab who was chewy until about 3). They only dig when hot (they flop into the hole). Learn about hounds and prepare for them and you will be very happy.