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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Scenthound group.

Weight:

Approximately 50-70 pounds.

Height:

Approximately 20-27 inches.

Color(s):

This breed comes with bicolour or tricolour markings, the latter being most popular with breeders.

Coat:

The Treeing Walker Coonhound has a short, smooth and glossy coat.


Overview

Character:

Treeing Walker Coonhounds are very skilled and hard-working hunting dogs. At the same time, these Coonhounds are very loving and pleasant companions.

Country of Origin:

United States of America.

History:

The Treeing Walker Coonhound descended from the English Foxhound. During the 1800's, a Walker Hound was crossed with a stolen dog of unknown origin, leading to the development of the Treeing Walker Coonhound. Although known as a powerful and skilled hunter, the Treeing Walker Coonhound was not officially recognized as a distinct breed until 1946.

Name:

No additional names.

Temperament:

The Treeing Walker Coonhound is somewhat high-strong, yet confident and very intelligent. Eager to please, this breed is generally easy to train and gets along very well with children and other dogs.


Care

Training:

Although this breed is highly intelligent and learns easily by example, training must be consistent in order to prevent the dogs from taking advantage of any loopholes in the training regime.

Activity:

Treeing Walker Coonhounds are highly active dogs that require a significant amount of daily exercise.

Ownership:

Treeing Walker Coonhounds are not suitable for apartment living, as they are anxious and lively dogs that do not respond well to being cooped up. These dogs require significant exercise every day and should have access to a good-sized yard. However, since Treeing Walker Coonhounds have the ability to scale fences higher than six feet and have a tendency to run off, they require a securely confined yard to keep them safe. These dogs have an average life expectancy of 12 to 13 years and only require occasional grooming.


Breeders

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