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Treeing Walker Coonhound

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Treeing Walker Coonhound

The Treeing Walker Coonhound is a very intelligent breed. They are medium to large sized and have similar markings as a Beagle. The muzzle is fairly square and rather long. There is slight tapering and a slight flew. The large nose is black. The triangular drop ears are set low and have rounded tips. The eyes are expressive and dark in color. The chest is deep for plenty of lung space. The front legs are straight and the hind legs are well-muscled with lots of propelling power. The tail is set high and tapers. The coat is glossy, fine and smooth. A tri-colored coat of white, black, and tan is preferred.

Temperament The Treeing Walker Coonhound is a great hunting dog with an excellent nose. They are energetic, confident and brave. They are very gentle and get along well with everyone. This loving breed will also love to sleep in the bed with you if you let them. They are easy to train; however, they can be stubborn once they are on the trail. The TWC has excellent problem-solving skills. They have been known to move furniture to be able to jump up on something. They like to dig and have a somewhat choppy voice.
Height, Weight Height: 20-27" ; Weight: 45-70 lbs.
Health Problems There are no known genetic health problems with this breed.
Living Conditions This breed needs an active owner. They love to be outdoors and need lots of exercise. They have a strong desire to hunt and should be on a leash if they are not in an enclosed area.
Exercise Keep this breed in top shape for hunting with lots of exercise.
Life Expectancy About 12-13 years
Grooming The coat of the Treeing Walker is easy to care for. Brush occasionally to remove dead hairs. Bathe only when necessary.
Origin The Treeing Walker Coonhound has a long history. They were bred in the United States by Virginian, Thomas Walker, by crossing English Foxhound and the English Walker Foxhounds. They were crossed with the English Foxhound that was brought to the US by George Washington himself. This breed is said to be the best coonhound there is. They are recognized by the AKC, FCI, and the UKC.
Group AKC Hound; UKC Scenthound