Tree Walker Coonhound

Treeing-walker-coonhound-standingTree Walker Coonhound History:

The breed first appeared in the United States during the 19th century. It is believed that the crosses of the Tennessee Lead and the Walker Hound resulted to this type of Breed. The Treeing Walker Coonhound was specially developed for hunting purposes. They have strong tracking instincts making them very useful to hunters.

Appearance:

The Treeing Walker Coonhound has long, straight and lean forelegs. The ears are usually larger than its head. The upper lips hang below the lower jaw. They are medium to large hounds, weighing about 45 to 65 pounds. They come in white and tan color. Its coat consists of 2-3 colors. Most of them look younger than their real age.

Temperament:

Treeing Walker Coonhound dogs are known to be loving, intelligent, and confident. They most especially enjoy the companionship of humans. They get along with children very well as well as with other dogs though sometimes, they tend to be competitive. They are even-tempered and difficult to annoy like most of its kind. Daily exercise and interaction are necessary.

Health:

The Treeing Walker Coonhound is a relatively healthy breed. Though, just like some other breeds, they also have the potential to develop genetic health problems. In rare cases, this type of breed may develop hip dysplasia. They are also prone to ear infections, so you have to make sure to clean the ears regularly.