Treeing Walker Coonhound

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The Treeing Walker Coonhound has possibly the most unique name to be encountered in the species of dog. It was originally bred from the English Foxhound. This was crossed with the Walker Hound. The dog gets its Coonhound name from its ability to track. The tree comes from the nature of the hunt which ends up in the prey going up a tree and the Coonhound being "treed", which means to be at the tree at the end of the trail of the prey.


These dogs are 51 to 71 cm to the withers and generally weight between 23 to 45 kilos. Colour wise they tend to either have two or three colours, but no particular colour is prevalent. They have similar look to the beagle.


These dogs are quick and have boundless energy. They don't give up the chase. They have a very distinctive voice. This allows an owner to track where their dog has got to, as often during the hunt, this dog will be far ahead of the hunter. These dogs need to be outside, so living in the city is generally not advised. It should only be considered if it is possible for them to get out multiple times a day and be allowed to roam around. These dogs tend to do well with children and other pets. They tend to have low levels of aggression. However due to their nature small animals may be in trouble when they are around. It is generally not too hard to train this dog breed. The only important point is that the training be consistent.

Grooming and care

Due to the exuberant nature of this fine breed, it requires extensive exercise, walks in the park wont do it with this breed. They need grounds to run about and stretch their legs. These dogs are very athletic so fences need to be suitably high as otherwise these dogs will go and explore the neighbourhood without the owner.


The Treeing Walker Coonhound tends to leave about 13 years. It is generally quite a healthy breed.