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Treeing Walker Coonhound Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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Treeing Walker Coonhound
OriginUnited States
Other Names
What other names does the Treeing Walker Coonhound have? The dog breed also known as...
TWC, Walker
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Treeing Walker Coonhound recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2012 as a Hound breed.
FCI Group
Is Treeing Walker Coonhound recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Price
How much does the Treeing Walker Coonhound puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Treeing Walker Coonhound price:
$400-$600
If you choose to purchase the Treeing Walker Coonhound, 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 Treeing Walker Coonhound for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Treeing Walker Coonhound gets to a happy place.
Availability
Frequent

Treeing Walker Coonhound History

The Treeing Walker Coonhound, or in its other name, TWC or Walker is a medium-sized scent-hound breed, which finds its origins in the United States of America, from the 1700s. The breed is one of the six indigenous coonhound breeds from the region.

Originally the breed was developed in order to hunt for raccoons, however, they are used today to track down and tree a huge variety of wild animals. The Treeing Walker Coonhound ancestries are quite clear. The Treeing Walker Coonhound is thought to be developed from the Walker Foxhound, which evolved from the Virginia Foxhounds that descended from the earliest specimens of the English Foxhounds, that were brought to America from England in the mid-1700s. Consequently, the breed can trace its DNA back to the American and to the English Foxhounds. The other breeder responsible for the breed’s early creation was George Washington Maupin. Mr. Maupin imported and included the English Foxhounds into the breed during the Colonial era. Later, the Treeing Walker Coonhound’s early history, an unknown dog breed, named Tennessee Lead was crossed with a Walker Foxhound, by a Coonhound breeder named Thomas Walker, from Virginia, in the mid-1800s. The so-called Walker Hound legend is that Tennessee Lead was stolen from a deer chase in Tennessee.

The name Walker refers to the surname of the Kentuckian breeders, John W. Walker, who is credited with the creation of the breed. On the other hand, treeing points to a special hunting technique, which uses dogs to force the game to climb up into a tree, and keeping the prey there until the hunter arrives to the scene and shots the game. There is even an idiom, which comes from this type of practice; “barking up the wrong tree”. The Treeing Walker Coonhound, therefore, has a very unique barking voice, which distinguishes them from the other Coonhounds and scent-hounds. Initially, the authorities classified the Treeing Walker Coonhound as an English Coonhound, but breeders put a great emphasis on making a clear distinction between the two breeds. So, later, in 1945, breeders broke away from the English version and started to breed to retain the qualities they desired in the breed. The Treeing Walker Coonhound’s capabilities, behavioral traits, and exterior physique were perfected to a larger extent. The breed became the ultimate hunting breed, it was fast, hot-nosed, with a superb endurance and treeing ability, fancied by many in the hunting communities. The breed is also extremely competitive and intelligent, thus their reputation resulted in immense popularity in the 20th century.

The UKC (United Kennel Club) recognized the breed and classified the Treeing Walker Coonhound under the English Foxhound breed in 1905, however, in 1945, the Club made the separation between the two breeds and both of them became members of the scent-hound group. The Treeing Walker Coonhound is also registered by the AKC (American Kennel Club). Nowadays, the breed is the most popular among the six indigenous coonhounds in the United States. Nonetheless, they are less likely to be used for hunting purposes today. Their roles transformed into being family companions.

Treeing Walker Coonhound General Appearance & Basic Info

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Treeing Walker Coonhound size:
Large
Weight
How much does the Treeing Walker Coonhound weigh? Treeing Walker Coonhound weight:
Male: 50-70 pounds (23-32 kg), Female: 40-60 pounds (18-26 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Treeing Walker Coonhound? Treeing Walker Coonhound average weight:
Male: 60 pounds (27.5 kg), Female: 50 pounds (22 kg)
Height
How tall is the Treeing Walker Coonhound? Treeing Walker Coonhound height:
Male: 22-26 inches (56-58 cm), Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Treeing Walker Coonhound average height:
Male: 24 inches (57 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm)

Treeing Walker Coonhound Hair & Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Treeing Walker Coonhound have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
SmoothShinyDenseGlossy
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Treeing Walker Coonhound's coat?
WhiteTricolorBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Treeing Walker Coonhound and how often?
Effortless: The Treeing Walker Coonhound 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. Treeing Walker Coonhound 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 Treeing Walker Coonhound dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the TWC? Treeing Walker Coonhound shedding level:
Treeing Walker Coonhounds 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 Treeing Walker Coonhound need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Treeing Walker Coonhound 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.

Treeing Walker Coonhound Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Treeing Walker Coonhound have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
AffectionateConfidentTrainableCleverLoving
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Treeing Walker Coonhound? Are they intelligent?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Treeing Walker Coonhound obey for the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.
Trainability
Are Treeing Walker Coonhound dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Treeing Walker Coonhounds are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Treeing Walker Coonhound is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Treeing Walker Coonhound sensitivity:
Treeing Walker Coonhounds don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits. This breed emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Treeing Walker Coonhounds are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the TWC need? Treeing Walker Coonhound social needs:
Treeing Walker Coonhounds need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Treeing Walker Coonhound dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Walker bark?
Average to high: The Treeing Walker Coonhound is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Treeing Walker Coonhound good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Treeing Walker Coonhounds are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Treeing Walker Coonhound dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Treeing Walker Coonhounds can't provide protection for their territory. It's better to leave them out from the duty of protection your valuables and property.
Biting Potential
Do Treeing Walker Coonhound bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the TWC? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Treeing Walker Coonhound? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Treeing Walker Coonhound 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 Treeing Walker Coonhound has a hard bite?
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI. The Treeing Walker Coonhound, 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 Treeing Walker Coonhound do?
Treeing Walker Coonhounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Treeing Walker Coonhounds need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Treeing Walker Coonhound to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Treeing Walker Coonhound roam?
Treeing Walker Coonhounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has 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. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Treeing Walker Coonhound have high prey drive?
Treeing Walker Coonhounds 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 Treeing Walker Coonhounds are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Treeing Walker Coonhound good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Nem lakásbarát kutya Treeing Walker Coonhound. Ha nincs kerted, akkor jól gondold át a döntésedet, sok gondot okozhat Treeing Walker Coonhound tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Treeing Walker Coonhounds adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Fighting Dog
Where Treeing Walker Coonhound dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Treeing Walker Coonhound Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Treeing Walker Coonhound temperament with other people:
Treeing Walker Coonhounds are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Treeing Walker Coonhound dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Treeing Walker Coonhound temperament with children:
Treeing Walker Coonhounds are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Treeing Walker Coonhound dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Treeing Walker Coonhounds are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Treeing Walker Coonhound good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Treeing Walker Coonhound dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Treeing Walker Coonhounds are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Treeing Walker Coonhound breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Treeing Walker Coonhounds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Treeing Walker Coonhound 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). Treeing Walker Coonhound is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Treeing Walker Coonhound be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Treeing Walker Coonhound be an emotional support animal?
Not really
This breed 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 to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Treeing Walker Coonhound is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Treeing Walker Coonhound be a sniffer dog?
Yes
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. Treeing Walker Coonhound breed is a good choice for detection purposes.
Office Friendly
Are Treeing Walker Coonhounds good office dogs? Do Treeing Walker Coonhounds make good office friendly dogs? Can Treeing Walker Coonhounds be office dogs?
No
Treeing Walker Coonhound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Treeing Walker Coonhound be a search and rescue dog?
Yes
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 Treeing Walker Coonhound breed is a good choice for SAR purposes.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Treeing Walker Coonhound dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the TWC temperament with senior people? Are Treeing Walker Coonhound dogs good for elderly owners?
Treeing Walker Coonhounds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Treeing Walker Coonhound be a boat dog?
Not really
Treeing Walker Coonhound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Treeing Walker Coonhound dogs get along with other pets? Are Treeing Walker Coonhound dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Treeing Walker Coonhounds do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Treeing Walker Coonhound be a drafting dog?
Not really
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. Treeing Walker Coonhound is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Treeing Walker Coonhound Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Treeing Walker Coonhound dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Treeing Walker Coonhounds tend to have a lot and frequent health issues. Regular vet check-ups are essential with this breed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Treeing Walker Coonhound breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Treeing Walker Coonhound breed? Most common health risks of Treeing Walker Coonhound:
BloatEar InfectionsHip DysplasiaPolyradiculoneuritisSkin DiseasesWork-related Injuries
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Treeing Walker Coonhound breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Treeing Walker Coonhound see the vet?
Frequent
The Treeing Walker Coonhound 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 Treeing Walker Coonhound dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Treeing Walker Coonhound be? What is the age limit of the Treeing Walker Coonhound? How many years can the oldest Treeing Walker Coonhound live?
12-13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Treeing Walker Coonhound breed hypoallergenic?
No
Treeing Walker Coonhounds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the 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 Treeing Walker Coonhound have? What is the activity level of the Treeing Walker Coonhound?
Treeing Walker Coonhounds have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Treeing Walker Coonhound dogs require per day?
Treeing Walker Coonhounds 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 this fido need?
Treeing Walker Coonhounds are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Treeing Walker Coonhound need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
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? Treeing Walker Coonhound risk for obesity:
Average. The Treeing Walker Coonhound has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks 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 Treeing Walker Coonhound's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Treeing Walker Coonhound has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Treeing Walker Coonhound drool?
The Treeing Walker Coonhound is a perfect example for low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Treeing Walker Coonhound 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 Treeing Walker Coonhound. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Treeing Walker Coonhound Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Treeing Walker Coonhound: 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 Treeing Walker Coonhound have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-6 puppies

Treeing Walker Coonhound Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Trainability: Treeing Walker Coonhounds are easy to train.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Treeing Walker Coonhound requires minimal grooming.
  • Drooling tendency: The Treeing Walker Coonhound is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
  • Child Friendly: Treeing Walker Coonhounds are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Treeing Walker Coonhounds are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog: 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.
  • Search and Rescue Dog (SAR): 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.
Cons
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
  • Health Issues: Treeing Walker Coonhounds tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
  • Hypoallergenic: Treeing Walker Coonhounds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Nem lakásbarát kutya Treeing Walker Coonhound.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Treeing Walker Coonhounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
  • Cat Friendly: Treeing Walker Coonhounds are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Treeing Walker Coonhound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Treeing Walker Coonhounds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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  • Trevor

    Aug 26, 2019, 12:03:14 AM:

    Male dominant, *extremely* territorial and violent when a male human is present indoors. Loud howls when excited and nasty snarls and teeth showing when angry. Very nice and friendly dog when outside, but absolutely dangerous when inside.

  • Penny

    Aug 19, 2019, 8:43:57 PM:

    She is loving, loud and stubborn! Perfect!