Treeing Walker Coonhound

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The basics:
Although the Treeing Walker Coonhound wasn't recognized by the AKC until 2012, this trailing hound with a treeing instinct has a fairly long history in the United States, probably dating back to English Foxhounds imported to Virginia in 1742. Several so-called Walker Hounds were developed from this line, but the Treeing Walker stands out so much that the AKC calls it "the people's choice of coonhounds." These dogs were bred to track and tree raccoons, which required both courage-- coons are not shy-- and the ability to work well with their human companions. As a result, these fine hunting dogs are also well-regarded for their fine character.

Appearance / health:
The Treeing Walker Coonhound is a strong, powerful dog. The ears are medium in length. The eyes are dark in color. The nostrils are large and prominent. The chest is deep. The back is muscular and strong. The tail is set rather high. The legs are straight and muscular.

The Treeing Walker Coonhound requires minimal grooming. Occasional brushing and bathing are sufficient to keep the coat in good shape.

This energetic dog has been bred for vigorous physical exercise. Coonhounds are born natural hunters, and have a tendency to escape if they are not kept well-fenced while exercising on their own.

A relatively healthy breed; the Treeing Walker Coonhound does not suffer from any genetic disorders.

Behavior / temperament:
The Treeing Walker Coonhound has a powerful sense for trailing, hunting, and treeing. A noisy hunter, the breed is a fast, hot-nosed, sensible hunter with a clear, ringing howl or a steady, clear chop with changeover at the tree. It finds its quarry quickly displaying great stamina and treeing ability.

The Treeing Walker Coonhound is able to learn from example and can be trained easily using consistent, firm, and patient training methods.

The Treeing Walker Coonhound is generally a quiet dog though dogs of this breed are known to howl.


great outdoors, friendly dog, excellent guard dog, make great family pets


settle down, on-going energy, problem diggers, small animals, prey drive animals


ongoing energy, rabbit hunting, distinctive baybark, little grooming

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