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BT Walker Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about BT Walker so you can get to know the breed more.

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Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed Boxer and Treeing Walker Coonhound mix

BT Walker Price and Availability

Price
How much does the BT Walker puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of a BT Walker in the United States? How much money is a BT Walker?

Where to buy a BT Walker with a good pedigree?

$600-$1200
If you choose to purchase the BT Walker, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a BT Walker for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the BT Walker gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a BT Walker? How many BT Walker are there in the world?
Very frequent: The BT Walker is quite easy to get. There is a risk of overbreeding, as it is an extremely popular breed.

Inbreeding is common because of its popularity. A new study suggests that inbreeding contributes to the incidence of disease and health problems.

So be careful, buy from a trustworthy place or kennel and seek the help of an experienced person, a professional, to make the right decision.

BT Walker Size

Size
Is a BT Walker small, medium or large dog?

How big do BT Walker get?

What is the average size of a BT Walker?

LargeMedium
Weight
How much does the BT Walker weigh? How much should a BT Walker weight? What is the normal weight of a BT Walker? How much does a full-grown BT Walker weight?
Male: 50-70 pounds (23-32 kg), Female: 40-60 pounds (18-26 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a BT Walker?
Male: 65 pounds (29.5 kg), Female: 59 pounds (26.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the BT Walker? BT Walker height:
Male: 22-26 inches (56-58 cm), Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a BT Walker?
Male: 24 inches (57 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm)

BT Walker Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the BT Walker have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
DenseWaterproofShinySmoothGlossy
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper BT Walker coats?
Black White Fawn Brindle Tricolor
Grooming
How to groom the BT Walker and how often? How often should I take my BT Walker to the groomer?
Effortless: The BT Walker requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. BT Walker is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do BT Walker dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the BT Walker? Do BT Walker dogs shed a lot?
BT Walker dogs shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the BT Walker need a bath? How often should you give a BT Walker a bath? Can I bathe my BT Walker every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time.

Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

BT Walker Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the BT Walker have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
PlayfulLovingEnergeticIntelligentConfidentFriendlyAffectionateLoyalTrainableFearlessBraveBrightClever
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the BT Walker? Is the BT Walker breed dumb or smart?
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it. They understand and remember new commands after an average of 25-40 repetitions.

The BT Walker ranks average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.

Trainability
Are BT Walker dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a BT Walker?
BT Walker dogs are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The BT Walker is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? BT Walker sensitivity:
Sensitive: BT Walker dogs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.

This breed's emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a BT Walker a good family dog?
High: BT Walker dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dogs for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the BT Walker need? BT Walker social needs:
BT Walker dogs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do BT Walker dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my BT Walker bark?
Average: The BT Walker barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have different meanings.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Watchdog Ability
Is BT Walker good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
BT Walker dogs are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and a sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the BT Walker dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do BT Walker dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
BT Walker dogs are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend its territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do BT Walker bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the BT Walker? What are the odds of getting bitten by a BT Walker? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The BT Walker has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the BT Walker has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a BT Walker? How much bite force does a BT Walker have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

BT Walker bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The BT Walker, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the BT Walker do?
BT Walker dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but BT Walker dogs need to be taught a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the BT Walker to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does BT Walker roam?
The wanderlust potential of the BT Walker is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does BT Walker have high prey drive?
BT Walker dogs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that BT Walker dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is BT Walker good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a BT Walker in an apartment?
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep BT Walker indoors.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
BT Walker dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a BT Walker be left alone? How long can you leave a BT Walker alone?
BT Walker dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

BT Walker Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? BT Walker temperament with other people:
BT Walker dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do BT Walker dogs get along with other pets? Are BT Walker dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
BT Walker dogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are BT Walker dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? BT Walker temperament with children:
BT Walker dogs are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do BT Walker dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the BT Walker breed live with a cat?
BT Walker dogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is BT Walker good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do BT Walker dogs get along with other dogs?
BT Walker dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is BT Walker breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is BT Walker breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
BT Walker dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are BT Walker dogs good office canines? Do BT Walker dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
No
BT Walker is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do BT Walker dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the BT Walker temperament with senior people? Are BT Walker dogs good for elderly owners?
BT Walkers are usually recommended for elderly people.

BT Walker Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do BT Walker dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
BT Walkers tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the BT Walker breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the BT Walker breed? Most common health risks of BT Walker:
Hip DysplasiaAllergiesCancerHypothyroidismBloatDeafnessEar InfectionsDemodectic MangeWork-related InjuriesAortic StenosisBoxer CardiomyopathyCorneal DystrophyPolyradiculoneuritisSkin Diseases
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the BT Walker breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the BT Walker see the vet?
Frequent
The BT Walker should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do BT Walker dogs live? How old can a BT Walker be? What is the age limit of the BT Walker? How many years can the oldest BT Walker live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a BT Walker?

How long is the lifespan of a BT Walker?

11-13 years
The average lifespan of BT Walker: 12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the BT Walker breed hypoallergenic?
No
BT Walker dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions. Some dog breeds are even considered to higher possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the BT Walker have? What is the activity level of the BT Walker?
BT Walker dogs are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a BT Walker need? How much exercise do BT Walker dogs require per day?

Do BT Walker dogs need a lot of exercises?

BT Walker dogs need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the BT Walker breed need?
BT Walker dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a BT Walker need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a BT Walker breed eat per day? What is good dog food for BT Walker? How much food should I feed my BT Walker?
Recommended daily amount: 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? BT Walker risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the BT Walker's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the BT Walker weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions. However, in general, most dogs prefer average to warm weather conditions, as they typically find hot weather conditions to be uncomfortable and taxing.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

High 🔼

The BT Walker has a high chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the BT Walker drool?
The BT Walker is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the BT Walker could be a good choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool less than others, just like the BT Walker.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

BT Walker As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can BT Walker be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

BT Walker is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can BT Walker be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a BT Walker be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

BT Walker is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can BT Walker be a sniffer dog?

Yes

After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.

BT Walker breed is a good choice for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can BT Walker be a search and rescue dog?

Yes

This breed would make an excellent search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.

The BT Walker breed is a good choice for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can BT Walker be a boat dog?

Not really

BT Walker breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can BT Walker be a drafting dog?

Yes

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

BT Walker breed is a good choice for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where BT Walker dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

BT Walker Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a BT Walker pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the BT Walker breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female BT Walker: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the BT Walker have in a litter? How many puppies can the BT Walker breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a BT Walker have? How many puppies can a BT Walker give birth to?
2-10 puppies, average 6

BT Walker Recognition

AKC Group
Is BT Walker recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is BT Walker recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.

BT Walker Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Trainability: BT Walker dogs are easy to train.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The BT Walker requires minimal grooming.
  • Drooling Tendency: The BT Walker is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: BT Walker dogs are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: BT Walker dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: BT Walker dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: BT Walkers are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: BT Walker dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog: After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work.
  • Search and Rescue Dog (SAR): This breed would make an excellent search and rescue dog.
  • Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog: A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Cons
  • Health Issues: BT Walkers tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
  • Hypoallergenic: BT Walker dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions.
  • Stinkiness: The BT Walker has a high chance of bad smell.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the BT Walker's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: The wanderlust potential of the BT Walker is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: BT Walker dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Cat Friendly: BT Walker dogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: BT Walker is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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