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Redbone Coonhound vs Catahoula Leopard Dog vs North Country Beagle – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Redbone Coonhound vs Catahoula Leopard Dog vs North Country Beagle" Compare Redbone Coonhound and Catahoula Leopard Dog. Which is better: Redbone Coonhound or Catahoula Leopard Dog or North Country Beagle?
Name Redbone Coonhound Catahoula Leopard Dog North Country Beagle
OriginsUnited States United States United Kingdom
Group Hunting Dogs Working Dogs Extinct
Popularity Rank139393318
Reviews130
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Other Names Redbone Hound, Reds Catahoula Hog Dog, Catahoula Cur, Catahoula Hound Northern Hound, Northern Beagle, Old Northern Beagle, Old Northern Hound, Old English Beagle
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2009 as a Hound breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition American Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
American Canine Registry
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
United Kennel Club
Animal Research Foundation
American Rare Breed Association
Foundation Stock Service
No set
Price $600-$800 $300-$500 Unavailable

General Appearance - Redbone Coonhound vs Catahoula Leopard Dog vs North Country Beagle

Size Medium Large
Medium
Medium
Weight 50-70 pounds (23-32 kg) 55-80 pounds (16-37 kg) Male: 50-65 pounds (25-29 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg)
Avg. Weight 60 pounds (27.5 kg) 67.5 pounds (26.5 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (27 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg)
Height 21-27 inches (53-66 cm) Male: 22-26 inches (56-58 cm), Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm) 19-21 inches (48-50 cm)
Avg. Height 24 inches (59.5 cm) Male: 24 inches (57 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm) 20 inches (49 cm)

Hair & Care - Redbone Coonhound vs Catahoula Leopard Dog vs North Country Beagle

Coat Fine Smooth Dense
Colors Red
Golden
Blue
Brown
Red
Tricolor
Tan
Brindle
Gray
Silver
Black
Tan
Red
Tricolor
White
Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Redbone Coonhound requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Catahoula Leopard Dog requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The North Country Beagle requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Redbone Coonhounds shed none to minimal.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are low shedders.
North Country Beagles shed moderately.

Characteristics - Redbone Coonhound vs Catahoula Leopard Dog vs North Country Beagle

Temperament Affectionate
Energetic
Independent
Companionable
Familiar
Unflappable
Alert
Energetic
Independent
Loving
Protective
Courageous
Gentle
Intelligent
Loyal
Athletic
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Redbone Coonhound's has great intelligence.
Average: Catahoula Leopard Dog's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Redbone Coonhounds are easy to train.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are quite easy to train.
North Country Beagles are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Redbone Coonhound is a playful breed.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The North Country Beagle is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Redbone Coonhounds don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Redbone Coonhounds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are highly affectionate dogs.
North Country Beagles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Redbone Coonhounds are a social breed.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs need for social interaction is average.
North Country Beagles are a social breed.
Barking
High: The Redbone Coonhound is a very vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Catahoula Leopard Dog rarely barks.
High: The North Country Beagle is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Redbone Coonhounds are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
North Country Beagles are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Redbone Coonhounds can't provide protection for their territory.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
North Country Beagles are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Redbone Coonhound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Catahoula Leopard Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The North Country Beagle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Redbone Coonhounds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
North Country Beagles have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Redbone Coonhounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the North Country Beagle is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Redbone Coonhounds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
North Country Beagles have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Redbone Coonhounds are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
North Country Beagles are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Redbone Coonhounds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
North Country Beagles adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Redbone Coonhounds do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
North Country Beagles do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Redbone Coonhound vs Catahoula Leopard Dog vs North Country Beagle

Stranger Friendly
Redbone Coonhounds are stranger friendly dogs.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
North Country Beagles are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Redbone Coonhounds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
North Country Beagles are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Redbone Coonhounds are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are average friendly towards cats.
North Country Beagles are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Redbone Coonhounds are very dog-friendly dogs.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
North Country Beagles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Redbone Coonhound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Catahoula Leopard Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
North Country Beagle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Redbone Coonhounds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
North Country Beagles are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Redbone Coonhounds usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are generally with other pets.
North Country Beagles are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Redbone Coonhounds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
North Country Beagles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Yes
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Redbone Coonhound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Catahoula Leopard Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
North Country Beagle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Redbone Coonhound vs Catahoula Leopard Dog vs North Country Beagle

Health Issues
Redbone Coonhounds tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
The Catahoula Leopard Dog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The North Country Beagle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Eye Problems
Hip Dysplasia
Obesity
Bloat
Deafness
Hip Dysplasia
No set
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 11-13 years 10-13 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Redbone Coonhounds have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
North Country Beagles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Redbone Coonhounds need a lot of exercises.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs need a lot of exercises.
North Country Beagles need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Redbone Coonhounds are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
North Country Beagles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 2.5 to 3.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. 3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Redbone Coonhound has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Catahoula Leopard Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The North Country Beagle has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Redbone Coonhound drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
The Catahoula Leopard Dog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The North Country Beagle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Redbone Coonhound vs Catahoula Leopard Dog vs North Country Beagle

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 6-10 puppies 8-12 puppies 2-7 puppies

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