Treeing Walker coonhounds excel at tracking and hunting, and gun dog breeders know that these dogs get results in the field. The dogs can make great pets in the right situations, but owners should be aware of the breed’s characteristics before they select a dog for a pet or hunting companion.
Here are some facts about the breed, according to the American Kennel Club
Treeing Walker coonhounds are fun to be around. Their comical antics keep owners entertained and amused.
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The Walker is a low-maintenance breed. The coat needs regular brushing and occasional bathing.
These dogs, like their hound cousins, enjoy being around people. They crave attention and are typically very good with children. Walkers get along well with other dogs, and even with cats in their households. They are happy to hunt in packs and live peacefully with others.
Built for endurance, the treeing Walker coonhound will work from sun up to sun down, with enthusiasm. The dogs, however, should have breaks with food and rest.
These dogs need lots of exercise. Some can manage with good, fenced in room to run. Others will need to be exercised on a lead. Jogging and swimming provide great use of pent-up energy. Dogs who are bored can create their own entertainment, which is not always appreciated by their people. Chewing, digging, and excessive barking are actions seen when high-energy dogs are unemployed.
These coonhounds are of medium size, males can weigh up to 70 pounds and measure 27 inches at the shoulder. Females are slightly smaller.
These dogs are loud. Their instinctual bawl heard in the field, can be troublesome in a pet home. The dogs can target local wildlife, such as squirrels, and let off the bugle-like call.
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The dogs can work independently, and they can be stubborn. This breed needs a firm, but kind owner who can manage their strong wills.
Treeing Walker coonhounds are quite handsome with distinguished tri-color coats. Most wear a “black blanket” on their backs, and have classic red head – much like a beagle or foxhound.
The breed descends from foxhounds that were brought to America from England. The breed arrived during colonial times and was originally known as the English coonhound.
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