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The Red Raccoon Hunter is a breed of dog originating in the United States. They are medium-sized dogs with a striking red coat and a balanced appearance. Regarding their temperament, they are affectionate and excellent hunters.

General details

The breed has a medium size and a balanced structure. The height in males is between 56 and 68 centimeters and in females between 53 and 66 centimeters. The weight varies between 20 and 32 kilograms. Life expectancy is 12 to 15 years. The Red Raccoon Hunter is not recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI).

Breed history in brief

The Red Raccoon Hunter is a hunting dog breed with a rich history in the United States. Selectively bred since the 17th century, these dogs were developed in the southeastern part of the country to be adept at hunting raccoons and other small game. Their name derives from the distinctive red color of their coat, which made them easily recognizable during night hunts in difficult terrain. Over time, the Red Raccoon Hunter has earned a reputation as a versatile and competent hunting dog. However, it has also become a loyal family companion thanks to its friendly and affectionate nature.

Breed characteristics

The Red Raccoon Hunter is a well-balanced and powerful breed. The pleading expression of its face is complemented by dark brown to hazel eyes, set wide apart. The moderately low set ears are finely textured and reach close to the end of the nose when stretched. The medium-length tail is sabre-shaped. The coat is short and somewhat harsh to provide protection. The usual coloration is solid red, although white patches may also appear on the chest and feet. The Red Raccoon Hunter is a balanced breed with a stable temperament. In the home, they are usually calm and easy-going. However, when they are in their role as hunters, they show a determined and aggressive attitude. They are obedient, affectionate and loyal to their family.

Common health problems

The Red Raccoon Hunter, with optimal care and attention, can enjoy a long healthy life, although it is predisposed to certain health problems. Among the most common diseases or disorders are entropion, hip dysplasia and progressive retinal atrophy.

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