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Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Black and Tan Coonhound vs Bosnian Coarse-haired Hound – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name Rhodesian Ridgeback Black and Tan Coonhound Bosnian Coarse-haired Hound
OriginsZimbabwe United States Bosnia and Herzegovina
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank41130253
Reviews600
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Other Names African Lion Dog, African Lion Hound American Black And Tan Coonhound Bosnian Rough-haired Hound, Bosnian Hound, Bosanski Ostrodlaki Gonic, Illyrian Hound, Barak
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1955 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1945 as a Hound breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Related breeds section. Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section. Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
Rhodesian Ridgeback Club Of The US
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
No set
Price $900-$1200 $300-$400 $500-$800

General Appearance - Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Black and Tan Coonhound vs Bosnian Coarse-haired Hound

Size Large Large Large
Medium
Weight Male: 80-90 pounds (36-41 kg), Female: 65-75 pounds (29-34 kg) 50-75 pounds (45-64 kg) Male: 44-53 pounds (20–24 kg), Female: 35-44 pounds (16-20 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 85 pounds (38.5 kg), Female: 70 pounds (31.5 kg) 62.5 pounds (54.5 kg) 44 pounds (20 kg)
Height Male: 25-27 inches (63-69 cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm) 23-27 inches (58-68 cm) Male: 20-22 inches (51-56 cm), Female: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 26 inches (66 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm) 25 inches (63 cm) 20 inches (51 cm)

Hair & Care - Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Black and Tan Coonhound vs Bosnian Coarse-haired Hound

Coat Dense Fine Coarse
Shaggy
Double
Dense
Colors Golden
Red
White
Gray
Wheaten
Tan
Black
Red
Yellow
Wheaten
Gray
Grooming
Effortless: The Rhodesian Ridgeback requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Black and Tan Coonhound requires minimal grooming.
Advanced: The Bosnian Coarse-haired Hound requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Rhodesian Ridgebacks shed none to minimal.
Black and Tan Coonhounds are heavy shedders.
Bosnian Coarse-haired Hounds shed above average.

Characteristics - Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Black and Tan Coonhound vs Bosnian Coarse-haired Hound

Temperament Dignified
Loyal
Sensitive
Intelligent
Mischievous
Strong
Willed
Adaptable
Outright
Tempered
Lovable
Intelligent
Easygoing
Gentle
Trusting
Intelligent
Obedient
Friendly
Gentle
Intelligent Rank
Average: Rhodesian Ridgeback's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Black and Tan Coonhound's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Bosnian Coarse-haired Hound's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are quite easy to train.
Black and Tan Coonhounds are easy to train.
Bosnian Coarse-haired Hounds are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a playful breed.
Black and Tan Coonhounds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Bosnian Coarse-haired Hound is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Black and Tan Coonhounds have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Black and Tan Coonhounds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Bosnian Coarse-haired Hounds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are a social breed.
Black and Tan Coonhounds need for social interaction is average.
Bosnian Coarse-haired Hounds need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Low to Average: The Rhodesian Ridgeback rarely barks.
High: The Black and Tan Coonhound is a very vocal breed.
Average to high: The Bosnian Coarse-haired Hound is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are average watchdogs.
Black and Tan Coonhounds are average watchdogs.
Bosnian Coarse-haired Hounds are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Rhodesian Ridgebacks strongly protect their territory.
Black and Tan Coonhounds can't provide protection for their territory.
Bosnian Coarse-haired Hounds strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Rhodesian Ridgeback has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Black and Tan Coonhound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Bosnian Coarse-haired Hound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Black and Tan Coonhounds have a low tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Bosnian Coarse-haired Hounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Black and Tan Coonhounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Wanderlust potential of the Bosnian Coarse-haired Hound is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Black and Tan Coonhounds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Bosnian Coarse-haired Hounds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Black and Tan Coonhounds are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Bosnian Coarse-haired Hounds are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Rhodesian Ridgebacks adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Black and Tan Coonhounds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Bosnian Coarse-haired Hounds adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Rhodesian Ridgebacks 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.
Bosnian Coarse-haired Hounds tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately 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 - Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Black and Tan Coonhound vs Bosnian Coarse-haired Hound

Stranger Friendly
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Black and Tan Coonhounds are average friendly towards strangers.
Bosnian Coarse-haired Hounds are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are very kid-friendly dogs.
Black and Tan Coonhounds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Bosnian Coarse-haired Hounds are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Black and Tan Coonhounds are very cat-friendly dogs.
Bosnian Coarse-haired Hounds are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Black and Tan Coonhounds are very dog-friendly dogs.
Bosnian Coarse-haired Hounds are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Rhodesian Ridgeback is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
Black and Tan Coonhound is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Bosnian Coarse-haired Hound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Black and Tan Coonhounds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Bosnian Coarse-haired Hounds are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Rhodesian Ridgebacks usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Black and Tan Coonhounds are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Bosnian Coarse-haired Hounds usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Black and Tan Coonhounds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Bosnian Coarse-haired Hounds 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 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.
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.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) 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.
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.
Boat Dog Not really
Rhodesian Ridgeback breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Black and Tan Coonhound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Bosnian Coarse-haired Hound 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 - Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Black and Tan Coonhound vs Bosnian Coarse-haired Hound

Health Issues
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Black and Tan Coonhound is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Bosnian Coarse-haired Hounds are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Dermoid Sinus
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Cataracts
Coonhound Paralysis
Ectropion
Entropion
Hemophilia B
Hip Dysplasia
No set
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 10-12 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Black and Tan Coonhounds are high energy dogs.
Bosnian Coarse-haired Hounds are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Rhodesian Ridgebacks need quite a lot of exercise.
Black and Tan Coonhounds need a lot of exercises.
Bosnian Coarse-haired Hounds need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Black and Tan Coonhounds don't need too much sleep.
Bosnian Coarse-haired Hounds don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: 2 3/4 to 4 3/8 cups of a high-quality daily, divided into two meals. 6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
High: The Black and Tan Coonhound breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Black and Tan Coonhound can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Bosnian Coarse-haired Hound can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Rhodesian Ridgeback has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Black and Tan Coonhound has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Bosnian Coarse-haired Hound has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Black and Tan Coonhound is an average drooler.
The Bosnian Coarse-haired Hound is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Black and Tan Coonhound vs Bosnian Coarse-haired Hound

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 6-8 puppies 6-8 puppies 3-7 puppies

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