Where the Red Fern Grows is a 1961 novel by Wilson Rawls about a boy who buys and trains two Redbone Coonhound hunting dogs.Source: Where the Red Fern Grows Discussion Guide | www.Scholastic.com http://www.trelease-on-reading.com/rawls.html
Redbone Coonhound Information and Pictures, Redbone Coonhounds. We rescued one of these from a shelter. She pretty much ignores the cat although I think she would like a closer smell of her. She gets along with our older beagle as well. As long as they are eating out of separate bowls. ;-)
The Redbone Coonhound was bred in the 19th-century United States to hunt raccoons. It can be surprisingly affectionate with children and is suited to any climate, but not to urban living, where it will not get the needed exercise.