Coon Hounds- Redbone and Bluetick
These hounds descend from the Red Foxhounds, brought over on ships by colonial settler Scottish immigrants in the 1700s. When they first were recognized as a separate breed, they had a brownish-grayish saddle-shaped mark on their backs. As breeders chose the solid red colored puppies more often, the saddle back eventually faded away. Reds have 'cold noses' which enables them to follow old trails well. They hunt by treeing their prey.