The Treeing Walker Coonhound!

The Treeing Walker Coonhound is skilled in treeing and hunting. It has large ears to listen to the mutest sounds of its potential victim. Its powerful shoulders and straight and lean muscled legs makes it move with much speed and agility. It bays its characteristic howl to signal its human co-hunter that the prey has been cornered. The Treeing Walker Coonhound is among those rare breeds that are popular as a hunting dog, but also because of its charming appearance, particularly its bicolor and tricolor coat.

Some Quick Facts:

Life Expectancy:
12-13 years

Energy Level:
Higher than average..

Living Conditions:
Not a great indoor dog. Needs plenty of outdoor hunting time.


Exercise Needs:
Daily outdoor activities to hone hunting skills.

Breed Group:


20 to 27 inches

50 to 65pounds

Standard Hair Colors:
Bicolor and tricolor of black, white, and tan.

National breed club:
AKC Page on The Treeing Walker Coonhound

Treeing Walker Coonhound Skills

The Treeing Walker Coonhound is a descendant of the English foxhound. This breed began when “Tennessee Lead”, a breed of unknown origin, was crossed with the Walker Hound in the 1800s. As its name indicates, it is a phenomenal hunting dog. It is also a good watch and work dog.

Treeing Walker Coonhound Personality

Though merciless to its prey, the Treeing Walker Coonhound is surprisingly good with children and gets along well with other dogs. However, as it is always on the lookout for things to hunt, it can be high-strung. This dog is constantly energetic, fearless, and graceful. As a pet, this coonhound is incredibly affectionate, easy to please, intelligent and confident. Compatible to its hunting skills, this breed’s intellect makes it easy and fun to train for such skills and activities. Apart from hunting its favorites like raccoons, squirrels, and possums, this breed is also a reliable working dog as well as a watchdog.

Exercise Needs

This highly active breed must be provided with plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities, apart from sheer walking and jogging. This coonhound should however, due to its lack of sense of spatial direction, be looked out for it may wander off in an unsafe environment.

Living Conditions

The Treeing Walker Coonhound is not suitable for apartment life, due to its hunting nature. It will easily get bored with a room’s four walls. It loves to be in action out-door, such as in sunny climates, where it can run freely, listen attentively, and hunt expertly.

Grooming Requirements

This average shedder requires only minimal grooming. Regular brushing and bathing will do. However, check out the ears and make sure they are cleaned regularly.

Health Issues

Relatively healthy breed but should be looked out for nasty pests that may have attached to it during its treeing or hunting activity.

If you liked this dog… you can bring it along your hunting trips, you may settle for an American Foxhound instead, which is lighter and taller than the Treeing Walker Coonhound but charming and affectionate to its humans and its masters’ kids.


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