○ BREED NOTES At 22 to 25 inches tall and 45 to 60 pounds, a redbone may seem like overkill on rabbits, but they are good, steady workers with incredible noses.
○ HUNTING STYLE How about a dual-purpose hound? A redbone can hunt rabbits by day and coons by night. A redbone will trail whatever you put him on. And if you’re a northern snowshoe hare hunter, the redbone’s longlegged physique was made for your kind of country.
○ BONUS POINTS Redbones are exceedingly handsome and affectionate. Find a runt and you could have the multipurpose hound of a lifetime.