Treeing Walker Coonhound Ratings:
|- Ease of Training: ||8/10|
|- Intelligence: ||9/10|
|- Shedding: ||2/10|
|- Watchdog: ||6/10|
|- Guard Dog: ||4/10|
|- Popularity: ||3/10|
|- Size: ||5/10|
|- Agility: ||7/10|
|- Good with Kids: ||10/10|
Treeing Walker Coonhound Attributes:
|Life Expectancy: 12-13 years|
|Litter Size: 7-8 puppies|
|Recognized By: CKC, UKC, NKC, APRI, ACR, DRA, AKC, NAPR|
|Color: white with black spots and tan markings or black with white markings and tan trim, called saddleback.|
|Hair Length: Short|
|Shedding: Lite Shed|
| Male Height: 20-27 inches (51-69 cm)|
Male Weight: 50-70 pounds (22-32 kg)
Female Height: 20-27 inches (51-69 cm)
Female Weight: 50-70 pounds (22-32 kg)
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The Treeing Walker Coonhound is not recommended for apartment life. These scenthounds are too anxious to lie idly around a suburban home or condo. They are suitable for hot sunny climates.
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Complete information about Treeing Walker Coonhound Breed: Overview :
The Treeing Walker Coonhound began to be recognized as a distinct breed in the year 1945. This breed descended from the English Fox Hound. According to history, the Treeing Walker Coonhound actually began when a dog of an origin that was unknown was stolen and bred with the WalkerHound in the eighteenth century.
The Treeing Walker Coonhounds are excellent at pursuing game. They are very fast and agile. This breed is quite vocal and they have a distinctive call that makes it easy for their owners to identify them, even at far away distances. This dog is best suited for a life outdoors. If they are kept in close quarters for an extended period of time, they will not do very well.
The Treeing Walker Coonhounds are quite adept at hunting and treeing. This breed has large ears which allow them to listen to the sounds of its potential victims. The Treeing Walker Coonhound is a rare breed that is popular as a hunting dog. It is also popular because of its pleasing appearance. The Treeing Walker Coonhound is a breed of dog that is fairly healthy. It has a life expectancy of between 12 - 13 years. It is recognized by the AKC, NKC, CKC, APRI, UKC, and the ACR.
Treeing Walker Coonhound History :
The Treeing Walker Coonhound descended from the English Foxhound. The English Foxhound was imported by Thomas Walker to the state of Virginia in the year 1742. At some point in the 1800's, an unknown breed of dog was bred with a Walker Hound. The Walker FoxHound came from the Virginia Hounds. The Virginia Hounds came from the very earliest English Foxhounds that were brought to the USA. The result of breeding the Walker Hound with an unknown breed was a dog that had much drive, speed and was powerful. It wasn't until the year 1946 that the Treeing Walker Coonhound was recognized as a distinct breed of its own. The direct lineage has resulted in the efficient hunter that we know today. The Treeing Walker Coonhound has similar characteristics of the English Foxhound, which is its ancestor. When it comes to a sense of hunting game and much speed and endurance, it is really hard to stop the coonhound. The Treeing Walker Coonhound is known for its ability to efficiently hunt squirrels, raccoons, and possums. The Treeing Walker Coonhound will do what is called treeing its prey. It can almost climb trees to get at its prey. With the proper training, it will simply give its distinctive call to let the hunter know the prey has been found and cornered. Originally the Treeing Walker Coonhound was given the classification of an English Coonhound. In 1945, the breeders began to breed the Treeing Walker Coonhound to have the desired qualities they were looking for.
Treeing Walker Coonhound Temperament and Character :
The Treeing Walker Coonhound is quite easily trained. They are adept at learning from example. This breed gets along with both children and also other dogs. The Treeing Walker Coonhound is skilled, confident, and quite intelligent. They have a distinctive call and an excellent sense of smell. They are swift and agile. The Treeing Walker Coonhound greatly desires much attention on a consistent basis. It is a good idea to socialize these dogs at an early age.
The Treeing Walker Coonhound makes a good pet if they are given the proper amount of exercise. They enjoy cuddling with its owner. This breed needs a consistent training program because they are very intelligent and have a tendency to take advantage if there are any loopholes in the training.
Treeing Walker Coonhound Health Care :
The Treeing Walker Coonhound is a very healthy breed with no major health issues, although Treeing Walker Coonhounds are susceptible to ear infections, including yeast infections, which can be cured with ear drops from the vet.
Treeing Walker Coonhound Grooming :
The Treeing is an easy care breed. An occasional combing and brushing is all that is needed. Check the ears regularly for any sign of infection and be sure to keep the inside of the ears clean. Bathe only when necessary. This breed is an average shedder.
Treeing Walker Coonhound Training :
The Treeing Walker Coonhound has a tendency to be stubborn, but is generally easy to train. Early socialization and obedience training is highly recommended. This breed does not respond to harshness or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with patience, consistency, firmness, and fairness. They excel in coonhound field trials.
Treeing Walker Coonhound Activity and Exercise :
This very anxious and energetic dog has been bred for severe physical exercise. Coonhounds are born natural hunters, so they have a tendency to run off and hunt if they are not kept well-fenced while exercising on their own. They have no road sense at all, so they must be kept in a safe environment. They need to be taken on a daily, brisk, long walk or jog. Coonhounds who do not receive enough mental and physical exercise may become high strung and even destructive.
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