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 Interested In A Red Fever Redbone?  

If you are interested in a puppy we will write you down on our waiting list.  We write people down in the order that we receive the calls/emails.  When puppies are available, we will call you and see if you are still interested in booking a puppy .  If you are interested, see instructions below.  If you are not interested, we will cross you off our list, or you will drop back down to the bottom of the list, whichever you prefer.  If it has been a month or two since you contacted us, it never hurts to call or email again and let us know that you are still interested in a pup, in fact, we welcome it, as it lets us know you are serious about a pup.


Send your non-refundable deposit  to:

Please contact for mailing address.

OR you can send your payment via PAYPAL.  Please email us at first, and we will send the bill to your email address.  Please note, there will be an added 3% charge to cover Paypal fees.


With your deposit, please include: your Name, Address, Phone Number, and E-Mail if applicable.  Which litter and what sex you are booking.  What the intended purpose of the puppy will be (hunt, show, companion- etc), and  whether you will pick up your puppy or will need to have it shipped or transported

Our vets charge for a well checkup is $40.00 per animal.  We do not routinely provide a health check, but we encourage and invite you to include this fee with your final puppy/dog payment & we will be happy to take your puppy/dog to the vet just before pickup.  Occasionally, we may have the vet charge already factored in to the purchase of the puppy, if indicated.
We give our own shots & wormings at Red Fever Redbones.  An  8 wk old puppy will receive their first puppy shot (we use Vanguard Plus CV 5 L4) before going to his new home.  He/she will have been dewormed every two weeks beginning at 2 wks old with Pyarantel, and dogs over 6 months will have a rabies shot.  They are put on monthly heartworm preventative (we use Ivomec) around the age of 8 weeks and it is administered at the 1st of the month.  Flea and Tick preventative at the 1st of every month.
We feed an all meat based dog food. No corn, wheat or soy. Some brands we use and recommend are Taste of the Wild, Diamond Naturals, Fromm, Nutro, and Canidae.

Contract Health Guarantee:

  1. BREEDER guarantees that PUPPY is in good health, as far as appears to the eye, has received appropriate medical inoculations, worming, and care. BREEDER will provide BUYER with a written statement detailing treatment that PUPPY has received under BREEDER’S care, and any future care BREEDER feels is essential to PUPPY’S wellbeing. The BREEDER does not assume any liability for any injury to said PUPPY during transport or delivery.
  2. BREEDER guarantees PUPPY is free of life threatening diseases or disabilities for 72 hours after delivery to BUYER. Should life threatening diseases or disabilities be discovered by BUYER within 72 hours after receipt of PUPPY, and attested to in writing to BREEDER by BUYER’S licensed veterinarian within 72 hours, BUYER will return PUPPY to BREEDER or have a vet certify said PUPPY has been euthanized, and BREEDER will provide BUYER with a replacement puppy as soon as such puppy is available to BREEDER. BUYER must pay for any shipping or miscellaneous charges associated with transport of the replacement puppy.
    NOTE: All puppies shipped have the chance of being exposed to other dogs while in transport; this is out of breeder’s control.
  3. BUYER must have PUPPY examined by a licensed veterinarian of BUYER’S choice within 72 hours of receipt of PUPPY or this contract will be null and void.

Two-Year Guarantee:

  1. Should PUPPY upon delivery and up to 30 days after PUPPY is TWO (2) years of age be diagnosed with life inhibiting genetic defects confirmed by two unassociated veterinarians, thereby causing PUPPY to be unsuitable as a hunting dog, the BUYER and BREEDER agree upon provision of veterinary reports and, where applicable, *OFA, *BVA, *Elbow Dysplasia, or *PRA results provide BUYER with one of the following options.
    NOTE: ALL veterinarian costs and testing procedural expenses are BUYER’S responsibility.

a) Should BUYER choose to keep PUPPY, BREEDER will refund 50% (____________) of the price that was originally paid for PUPPY with the submission to the BREEDER of the supporting veterinary reports required above. 50% refund does not apply to any testing, veterinary bills, shipping or travel costs, which the BUYER might incur. BUYER understands that in choosing this option that any and all further guarantees of PUPPY’S two (2) year and health guarantee are null and void.

b) Should BUYER choose to relinquish ownership of PUPPY to BREEDER, BREEDER will provide a replacement puppy to the BUYER as soon as such a puppy is available to the BREEDER. BUYER must pay for any shipping or miscellaneous charges associated with transport of the replacement puppy. BREEDER will re-home PUPPY to the family that is prepared to deal with said PUPPY’S inhibiting defects. If it is determined that PUPPY cannot function in society due to temperament or genetically derived medical disorders then PUPPY will be euthanized at the BREEDER’S expense.

  1. BREEDER shall not be held responsible for the development of faults, diseases, or disorders, which are due to BUYERS negligence and environmental factors.
  2. Two-Year Guarantee is Null and Void if said PUPPY has been bred.
Booking a puppy early is always a good idea.  It helps to determine who will get a puppy from a litter should there not be enough puppies to go around.  Please understand,  though,  that this does NOT ensure you "pick of the litter".   This only means that you will get a puppy from this litter (in the sex of your choice).
Red Fever Redbones ALWAYS reserves the right to retain any puppy/puppies from any litter.  Sometimes, an outside stud is used and, if agreed upon, the stud owner will take their pick first.  Occasionally, if we raise a litter for a the dam's owner, the dam's owner will have to take their pick before the rest of the pups can be placed.   From there, priority is given in this order:
1) Competition Hunters
2) All other Competition Homes
3) Pleasure Hunters
4) Pet/ Companion Homes
Please note, that we generally pick your pup for you.  You tell us what you are looking for when you email or talk to us, and we take that into consideration when picking your pup.  If you have a preference on a certain pup, you are welcome to tell us; however, you will not necessarily get that pup.  We do not generally allow people to pick their own pups because many times, everyone wants the "biggest, darkest, boldest" pup, which is fine, except, the "biggest, darkest" pup may not be the boldest, have the best mouth, or have the best conformation for a person who plans to show.  We feel that since we are evaluating them every day, that we have a better judgement of which home they should go to to be the most successful.  As stated before, we will take your preferences on color, disposition, size, ect. into consideration when we pick your pup for you.


All deposits are nonrefundable.  If you do not pick up your puppy by the pick up date, you will forfeit your deposit and it will not be carried over to a future litter.

**Please note, we do not accept personal checks as for final payment**



This is a home that actively takes their coonhounds to events sponsored by the United Kennel Club (UKC) as well as some of the other Kennel Clubs such as PKC, AKC, NKC and ACHA.  These homes compete with their hounds in hunting events, show events, water race events or field trials.  To be considered a "campaigning" home- you must either currently be actively participating in COONHOUND related events as listed above or must be willing to with your new puppy. 

Generally a "COMPETITION" home refers to the difference between a coonhunter that "pleasure hunts" vs one that actually competes with his hounds. 


Remember first that a redbone is a scent hound.  That means that they are directed by their NOSE- if they smell it- they will explore it.  Also, remember that they are bred to run & tree coon (raccoon) at night in the timber.  This means that by nature- they are excellent climbers and can fence without a moments notice.  Also- being a coonhound- they are bored easily.  If you do not have SOME sort of job for them to do-- they will FIND one!!  Not necessarily one of your choosing.
Although there ARE occasionally puppies in a litter that SHOULD go to a pet home- as a general rule- the ONLY reason that a litter should be bred is for the purpose it is intended- for hunt and show.  A dedicated breeder will never make "companion" crosses but will rather work hard to preserve and improve on an already successful foundation.  With that in mind, we never breed FOR companion redbones.  We breed for WORKING redbones:  HUNT, SHOW, WATER & FIELD TRIALING redbones.
Occasionally, we may have a puppy that we feel would be better suited for a pet home.  There could be a number of reasons that we have decided this ranging from conformation issues, to temperament (meaning more timid or lazy), it could be color (too much white), or any number or reasons that we feel that puppy is best suited for a pet home.  These puppies are in NO WAY inferior to their littermates- they are simply better suited as companions. 
IF the puppy has the potential to someday achieve it's championship show title- we will/may retain the right to help in accomplishing that feat.  Any puppy found to have a conformational or temperament fault will only be sold on an spay/neuter agreement. 
No puppy sold/adopted into a pet home should be used for breeding without our permission and MUST hold a minimum of show Champion title in order to be used for breeding.  Redbones are not a good choice for the "hobby" breeder- they are a working breed and great care should be taken to learn every aspect of the breed before "dabbling" into breeding these awesome scent hounds.  I can tell you MANY stories of folks that got a redbone as a companion and decided to breed it and found that they quickly had 4-5mth old and older puppies that they could not sell to save their life.  Many had to be given away.  Coonhunters DO NOT buy puppies from pet homes.  It just doesn't happen.  Companion redbones SHOULD be few & far between so the market is NOT there.
You should also be aware that coonhounds are not "high ticket" puppies so if proper campaigning is done, proper care is taken of the dogs and the litter- you will LOSE money on these hounds.  We do NOT breed for PROFIT-- we LOSE money every year on these hounds.  It is TRULY a LABOR OF LOVE!!!  We breed occasionally for ourselves first and foremost & puppies in excess help off set the cost of campaigning and caring for our dogs.  Entry fees and traveling costs are expensive.  Purchasing a good broke coonhound is VERY expensive, the wear & tear on a vehicle is expensive-- making sure the hounds have the best feed possible for their particular job (HUNT vs SHOW) is also expensive as is all of the necessary equipment to successfully campaign these dogs in the biggest possible venues.  Why do it then???  We do it because we enjoy showing the world what a good redbone looks like and how it performs in the timber!  It's become something that Aubrey & Ann enjoy together, it's something our family enjoys doing together and it has become one more way our family has bonded.
Occasionally, we will also place young adults or retired brood females into pet homes.  These dogs will only be offered to a pet home if they have proven themselves to have a temperment conducive to becoming a happy pet, and spay/neuter will be part of the agreement.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us.





The following charges will be assessed when Red Fever Redbones must ship your new puppy/dog or meets you on the road.
The following charges will apply for all airline shipping.  
*Airline required health certificate ($40 plus $15 if rabies is needed) 
*Shipping crate ($55-80), 
*Sellers fee ($75)
*The airline charges (Varies)
*As well as the cost of the puppy
** RED FEVER REDBONES' STRONGLY PREFERS GROUND TRANSPORT but will ship by air in special circumstances.  Above all means, we prefer direct pickup so that we can meet you in person and you can visit our dogs. 
However, if we approve airline shipping, we will generally handle the shipping arrangements for you as a courtesy but you will be responsible for all fees, changes, etc that result through airline shipping and all fees must be paid ONE WEEK PRIOR to shipping (or at 7 wks old for puppies).
Please note that WHENEVER AVAILABLE, we will prefer shipping DIRECT FLIGHT.   We EXPECT that you will be willing and understand that the "closest" airport to you may not be in the best interest of the dog and you MAY have to travel up to a couple of hours so that we can ship DIRECT FLIGHT.  Those unwilling to do this should seek ground transport.
We prefer to ship Delta Pet First.  We will NOT ship via American Airlines.   
The costs have recently went up due to rising fuel costs.  Please call the airline before booking to make sure you understand the possible charges.  In late 2010, the airline's charges for shipping an 8 wk old puppy were between $260-350- depending on size of puppy, crate, and location.
Some airlines may allow buyer to pay the airline portion of shipping expenses at pick up/  by credit card if you prefer. Pups must be picked up promptly at arrival time.

Also remember that there ARE weather restrictions in place by the airlines and specifically some of the airports. Temperatures below 20 degrees or above 85 are not allowed by Delta.
If time permits, we will generally meet you within a couple hours from the house to help keep your travel time down.  The following will be our charge for this service & are valid for all trips where we are transporting only & are not headed to an event:
Up to 100 Miles transport (Round Trip):  $50.00
101-150 Miles transport (Round Trip):  $75.00
151-200 Miles transport (Round Trip):  $100.00
201-250 Miles transport (Round Trip):  $125.00
For transports while we are already on the road headed to a dog event & where our route & time table will not be compromised:
$50 for any puppy/dog bought from Red Fever
$100 all outside transports
Please Note:  Red Fever Redbones assumes NO liability of a puppy once it leaves our home.  Any illness or contagious disease the puppy may be exposed to while in transport (by us or by you) or while attending a major event (if we deliver the puppy/dog to you at an event) is the sole responsibility of the new owner.
NOTE:  There are MANY ground transporters out there now.  We have several that we work with that charge $250 for puppies and $350 for adult dogs.  Please note that most ground transporters require a health certificate ($40 plus $15 if rabies are required).  If you are interested in a transporter, you should contact Red Fever Redbones for our recommendations on ground transporters, and  to verify that their pickup schedule is acceptable.  Occassionally, other coonhound folks will be traveling to bigger events and may also be willing to help with transport. 
Please understand that deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE.  Should you not pick up your puppy/dog by the pickup date, you forfeit your deposit and it will not be applied to a new litter.
Puppies are generally ready for pickup close to 8 wks old.  Any puppy not picked up by 9 wks old (without prior agreement) will be forfeited.
Adult dogs must be picked up within 2 WKS of sale and are not considered SOLD until payment is received.
For your convenience, we offer Paypal (you must add 3% to your payment to cover Paypals charges), Wal-Mart's MoneyGram, cash or money order.  We accept checks for deposits but never accept checks for final payment.
Please note that any "NO SHOW" will be treated as a failed pickup and you will lose your deposit.
When you come to pick up your puppy, we encourage you to plan to stay a little while and visit.  We enjoy talking dogs and are eager to hear your plans for your new dog/puppy.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us

Aubrey and Ann Butler