Thinking about purchasing an Treeing Walker Coonhound? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Treeing Walker Coonhound breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Treeing Walker Coonhound owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Treeing Walker Coonhound and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Treeing Walker Coonhound Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Treeing Walker Coonhound and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Treeing Walker Coonhound Breed Profile
The Treeing Walker Coonhound is an exceptionally intelligent breed of coonhound that has an excellent nose and strong desire to hunt. They are a medium to large sized dog that almost looks like a large Beagle. They come in tricolors of white, tan and black or brown. They have catlike feet, a deep chest and a long tail. With medium length ears and dark eyes, the Treeing Walker Coonhound charms its way into the hearts of owners all over the U.S. They are very intelligent dogs, and are known for manipulating the environment to serve their needs. Treeing Walker Coonhounds are also very loving and greatly enjoy being near you. Outside or anywhere, however, they are very energetic and outgoing - always ready for a hunt or a scent. When on a scent, they don't bat an eyelash to their owners and simply follow their nose. But they are easy to train, when they listen to the training. Confident, gentle and friendly, the Treeing Walker Coonhound is a breed one won't soon likely forget.
Height: 20 - 27
in white, black and tan, or brown. Tricolors are preferred but bicolors are
allowed. Some dogs are white with tan spots or white with black spots.
Treeing Walker Coonhound is excellent at hunting and has great scenting abilities.
They have a choppy voice. They are intelligent, loving, eager to please but
high strung. They may be very energetic. The Treeing Walker Coonhound is confident
and brave, having speed and drive for the hunt. They are outgoing, energetic,
and they get along with almost anyone. They are also very gentle, and they like
to sleep in bed with you if they can! They are relatively easy to train but
stubborn once on a trail. They have been known to manipulate their surroundings
in order to accomplish something, such as arranging furniture in order to jump
up on something. They are an intelligent breed with excellent problem solving
skills. They like to dig if they have something to bury.
Watch-dog: Medium. They
are effective as a watch dog and have a choppy voice to boot.
Care and Exercise:
The Treeing Walker Coonhound
should be occasionally brushed and bathed in order to remove dead hair and dirt.
Low maintenance is all this breed requires. This breed should be exercised regularly
to keep them in shape for hunting, as they have a strong desire to hunt and
need the exercise.
Health Issues: There are no known health conditions particular to this breed.
Life Span: 12 - 13 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
FSS (Foundation Stock Service - not yet eligible for the AKC)
Treeing Walker Coonhounds
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