The RedBone Coonhound is an American made breed, descended from the irish wolfhound and the scottish foxhound from Scottish immigrants in the 1700's. There is believed to be some Bloodhound in there as well. For several years breeders were focused on breeding for the nearly solid red coat, before this they use to have a black saddleback streak. By the 18th century breeders were breeding for hotter noses and faster dogs for locating Raccoons. The Redbone name surprisingly doesn't come from their coat color but from Peter Redbone, an early breeder.
The Redbone was recognized as a breed by the AKC in 2009.
The breed was used in the books "Where the Red Fern Grows" and "The Outlaw Josey Wales"
The Redbone is an intelligent dog with a stubborn streak. They are kid-friendly and love affection. Like its cousin the Black & Tan, it does require a lot of exercise and a fenced yard.