Treeing Walker Coonhound

The Treeing Walker dog breed has a short, clear bark and a passion for the hunt. Some are shy, some are confident, but they’re all hounds — meaning, they need patient training and plenty of exercise.

See below for complete Treeing Walker Coonhound characteristics!

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Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability

Adapts Well to Apartment Living
1
Good For Novice Owners
2
Sensitivity Level
5
Tolerates Being Alone
2
Tolerates Cold Weather
3
Tolerates Hot Weather
3

All Around Friendliness

Affectionate with Family
4
Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs
4
Dog Friendly
3
Friendly Toward Strangers
3

Health Grooming

Amount Of Shedding
3
Drooling Potential
2
Easy To Groom
5
General Health
4
Potential For Weight Gain
3
Size
4

Trainability

Easy To Train
2
Intelligence
4
Potential For Mouthiness
3
Prey Drive
4
Tendency To Bark Or Howl
5
Wanderlust Potential
5

Exercise Needs

Energy Level
4
Intensity
4
Exercise Needs
5
Potential For Playfulness
3

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group:
Hound Dogs
Height:
1 foot, 8 inches to 2 feet, 3 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight:
45 to 80 pounds
Life Span:
12 to 13 years

More About This Breed

  • Descended from English Foxhounds and formerly classified as an English Coonhound, the Treeing Walker earned his name by trailing game faster than other coonhounds and then treeing it until the hunter arrived. The Walker part of the name comes from Kentuckian John W. Walker, who helped develop the breed.

    This classic tricolor hound has a racy build, a short, clear bark, and a strong desire to hunt. Personalities range from outgoing to bashful to protective. Like any hound, the Treeing Walker requires patient, consistent training and plenty of daily exercise.

  • Size

    Males stand 22 to 27 inches at the shoulder; females, 20 to 25 inches. Weight ranges from 45 to 80 pounds.

  • Coat Color And Grooming

    The smooth and shiny tricolor coat can be white with black spots and tan markings, or black with white markings and tan trim, known as saddleback or blanketback.