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The Treeing Walker Coonhound is a sleek athletic dog with a smooth coat that should look sleek similar to the coat of a Beagle. The breed can come in black, tan, and white or in a combination of any two of those colors. Their head is small with a long, but narrow muzzle.  Like a Beagles, their eyes should be big and bright and are normally brown. Their long, floppy ear fall over the sides of their face and should hit the end of their neck. The Treeing Walker Coonhound’s lips hang low like their ears.  They generally hang below their lower jaw.  Although the dog has the body of a Beagle, it has the long, thin, muscular legs of much taller dogs, such as the Great Dane.

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The Treeing-walker was developed from a specific line of English Walker Foxhounds. Treeing Walker Coonhounds have muscular shoulders and necks, as well as strong hind legs. Their front legs are weak compared to the rest of their body. They are agile, fast and have an impeccable sense of smell, obviously being a hound.

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Character

Treeing Walker Coonhounds love people. They are wonderful with children and any dogs.  In fact, their energetic attitude makes them a joy for the entire family. Because they are highly intelligent and eager to please their owners, they well to training. The breed also wants plenty of attention.  The breed can sometimes be high-strung and can easily become bored without proper stimulation. As one might expect, they like to hunt and are very good at it because they have a hard working attitude. However, they are also fun companion dogs.

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Size

20-27 inches
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Weight

50-70 pounds
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General Health

The Treeing Walker Coonhound is a very healthy breed with no health issues.  They can live to be about 12 to 13 years of age.


Treeing Walker Coonhounds are susceptible to ear infections, including yeast infections, which can be cured with ear drops from the vet.

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History

Although the Treeing Walker Coonhound was not officially recognized as a breed until 1946, it originated much earlier.  The breed is believed to have originated when English Foxhounds, which were brought to the United States by Thomas Walker in 1742, were crossed with a unknown dog breed.  Today’s modern version has undergone still more changes.  The breed was crossed with Foxhounds later imported into the country by George Washington, then were mixed with specific foxhound specimens who displayed a strong work drive.  Over time, the Treeing Walker Coonhound has continued to be refined.

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Maintenance

The Treeing Walker Coonhound needs little grooming. They should be brushed and bathed occasionally. They shed a moderate amount. their ears are heavy and prone to infections, the most vital grooming requirement for the breed is to clean out its ears regularly. They have an extremely high level of energy, so they need lots of vigorous exercise and require mental stimulation, especially if they are not used for hunting. The dogs need things to keep them busy at all times because they can easily become bored.

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Ideal Environment

The Treeing Walker Coonhound enjoys nothing more than human contact, but they are not for everyone. They are good with children and other dogs. However, they are not good around small animals because of their strong hunting instincts. They need an owner who has lots of time for intense exercise and who can provide plenty of affection. Treeing Walker Coonhounds should not live in an apartment or urban area because they will become anxious and high strung. They do best in rural areas with large yards. However, the yards should be fenced in because the dogs will run away to hunt. The breed is intelligent which can get them into trouble when they are bored, so they need an owner who is willing and able to keep them busy.

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how do i tell the difference in a walker and a beagle. i have a little pup and i cant tell if it is a beagle or a walker. any advice?

I think its hard to. My husband and I got a puppy about a year ago from a shelter who we thought was a beagle and 65 pounds later we believe she is a walker. So for us only time could tell! She is bigger than we had planned but she is great!

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Have you ever heard of a 6yr old walker running around and acting normal then all of a sudden collapsing and not being able to get his back legs up under him to walk again?

I just adopted a treeing walker coonhound. She is 7 months old. She started doing the same thing. She seems fine, but every once in a while her back legs will give out. She has tons of energy, bounces over snowbanks, does well on the stairs etc...so I wasn't sure what was going on. She went to the vet's for x-rays and her hip is dislocated. This is because her hip socket is too narrow for the ball of her femur. She is going into surgery for an FHO operation. If they simply put the femur back into the hip socket without the surgery it would fall out again. It is an expensive surgery, but in her case the vet is confident that she will do very well.

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We have one treeing coonhound and just adopted another one that we think is one- he does have a mixture of black and brown spots could that be a mixture of treeing and bluetick?

My two pure breed Walkers are both tri-color, which is in fact the norm for this breed.

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I am considering buying a Walker to use as a house pet for my kids and a hunting companion for me, however, can they be contained in my yard using a wireless fencing system or will their hunting instincts take over and thus run through the fencing border?

We have a 9 year old walker and the invisible electric fence definitely keeps her home. Our electricity even went out for a week recently after a bad storm but she'd gotten so used to the fence that she didn't realize it was gone. We love it.

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I adopted a treeing coonhound - this is my first male dog - and he's a chewing maniac. He's about 7 months old. Is this a boy dog thing or a treeing coonhound thing, or will he grow out of it? We live in a condo and he has chewed up many, many, many things. Help!

I have a 13 year old treeing walker coonhound and it does get better. They have a lot of energy, but are the BEST dogs with family. So loving and giving of their love. Mine has turned in to a huge couch potato. Just give it time and think about crate training, it really does work. Also, lost of outside run and walking time.

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will walker hounds destroy your home or can you train them not to chew on furniture?

We adopted what was believed to be a beagle-coonhound mix, but is actually a treeing walker coonhound--to my amazement--and so far she has chewed up a $400 coffee table, SEVERAL cat toys, rawhides and even big rib bones. We've found that if you keep them stimulated with the right chew toys (for strong chewers) they will leave your things alone. Unfortunately, we have to keep her kenneled when we're not there because we have 3 cats!

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We'd like to use our walker coonhound for hunting. How difficult is it to train them to be around gunfire?

It is not difficult at all but it should be the last part of your dogs training. Your dog should tree by sight and smell and be rewarded many times and then learn that gunfire is the end result and be rewarded again. If your dog shys dont give up just start the whole process over. Some dogs dont even react to gunfire they r just concentrated on their prey.

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What colour are walker hound ears?

The color differs between the dog. There is no specific color their ears should be. My walkers ears are Tan at the top with black too the bottom. Most walkers are variation of three colors black white and tan.

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At what age should walker hounds start their training?

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I have a 3 year old male walker; He hunts hard but when he trees he does not stay at the tree. Any ideas how to make him stay?

get to the tree faster and shoot the coon out to show him that wat he wants is up there and start taking longer and longer to get to the tree

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