Treeing Walker Coonhound Dog Breed

The Treeing Walker Coonhound is extremely intelligent, confident, sociable and easy to train.
By: PawCulture Editors
Treeing Walker Coonhound Dog Breed

About This Breed

The Treeing Walker Coonhound is often referred to as “the people’s choice” dog. This breed has a highly competitive spirit and is suited for tracking and treeing wild raccoons. The Treeing Walker Coonhound has extreme endurance and focus. 

Physical Characteristics

COLOR(S)

The Treeing Walker Coonhound is seen in a variety of colors with the ideal coat being tri-colored-white, black, and tan. White may be the predominant color with black markings and tan trim. Black may also be the predominant color with white markings and tan trim, such as a saddle back or blanket back. White with tan spots or white with black may also be seen on the Treeing Walker Coonhound.

COAT

The Treeing Walking Coonhound’s tri-color coat is short and glossy, but dense enough for protection. This breed requires minimal grooming.

Personality and Temperament

ACTIVITY LEVEL

High

POSITIVES

This breed is extremely intelligent, confident, sociable, and easy to train. The Treeing Walker Coonhound makes a good companion and family dog.

THINGS TO CONSIDER

The Treeing Walker Coonhound is very active with extreme endurance and desire to perform. They need regular exercise and activity to stay in ideal shape. The Treeing Walker Coonhound is best suited for people with active lifestyles.

Care

IDEAL LIVING CONDITIONS

This breed is not recommended for apartment life due to anxiety issues. They fair well in hot and sunny climates.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Ideally, the Treeing Walker Coonhound will do best in a large space to accommodate their active lifestyle. 

Health

The following conditions are commonly seen in the Treeing Walker Coonhound:

Ear infections

Hip dysplasia 

History and Background

The Tree Walking Coonhound was developed from the Walker Foxhound, which evolved from the Virginia Hound (a descendant of the earliest English Foxhound brought to America). Originally this breed was classified as an English Coonhound, however, they started to be bred based on their most desirable qualities.