Treeing Walker Coonhound Dog Breed Information - All About Dogs

Treeing Walker Coonhound

Treeing Walker Coonhound



The Treeing Walker Coonhound was bred in the US at the beginning of the 19th century to hunt small game, though some hunters use him for large game. This dog has a charming melodic howl and due to his agility, he can climb trees almost like a cat. The Treeing Walker Coonhound was officially recognized by the United Kennel Club in 1945, and by the AKC in 2012.

Height: 20-27 inches  Weight: 50-70 pounds  Lifespan: 12-13 years


The Treeing Walker Coonhound is a powerful, fast and a quite hardy dog. Long ears and square muzzle make this dog look like an American Foxhound. Treeing Walker Coonhounds love spending time outdoors with their owners. Comparable Breed: American Foxhound and English Foxhound.


The Treeing Walker Coonhound is clever, bold and highly skilled. Despite the fact that this breed was created to hunt and perform various works, it can also be a wonderful companion dog. Coonhounds require constant human attention. These dogs get along very well with teenagers and other dogs, but cannot tolerate cats and other small animals. The Treeing Walker Coonhound is very sensitive and cannot bear being alone for long.

Coat / Care:

The Treeing Walker Coonhound has a short, fine, glossy coat. The coat can be black, white and bronze, or even tricolor. The tricolor individuals are most valued because they are more likely to win at the shows. The Coonhound is easy to look after. Hence, it only needs occasional brushing. Bathe your dog only when necessary, but make sure to regularly the dog’s ears in order to prevent the infection.

Health Problems:

The Treeing Walker Coonhound is generally healthy dog breed, but like all breeds, they can be prone to a sensitive digestive system and fragile bones. The Treeing Walker Coonhound has a life expectancy of 12 to 13 years.

Weight / Height

The male Treeing Walker Coonhound dog breed’s height is around 22-27 inches and weighs around 50 and 70 pounds. Female Treeing Walker Coonhound dogs can reach a size from 20-25 inches and weighs between 50 and 70 pounds.


The Treeing Walker Coonhound can very stubborn but usually does not have problems with learning. Early socialization is a must for the Coonhounds. Training must be consistent but not too strict.


This breed is very energetic and requires regular exercising. Therefore, the Treeing Walker Coonhound is not suited for urban residents, he thrives in a country house with a large fenced yard where he can roam around. This dog is quite satisfied with active games, but due to the strong hunting drive, the Coonhound requires a great deal of outdoor exercise.


Other Names: TWC, Walker, Walker Hound

Origin: United States                

Average size: Medium Dog Breed     

Color: Tricolor – Black, White, Tan      

Intelligence: Intelligent and Smart dog

Personalitly: Smart, Brave, Courteous

Hypoallergenic: No

AKC Dog Ranking: 137th Popular dog breed

Good family dogYes, Excellent with socialization

Good with children: Yes, Excellent with socialization

Good with strangers: Yes, Good with socialization

Good apartment dog: No – This is not apartment dog

Treeing Walker Coonhound Recognition: UKC, NKC, NAPR, DRA, CKC, APRI, AKC, ACR, ACA

Treeing Walker Coonhound

Photo Credit: Cowgirl Jules/Flickr; saiberiac/Flickr

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