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Walker Greyhound Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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Walker Greyhound
OriginUnited States Italy
Other Names
What other names does the Walker Greyhound have? The dog breed also known as...
Treeing Walker Coonhound & Greyhound mixLurcher
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
AKC Group
Is Walker Greyhound recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Walker Greyhound recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Walker Greyhound breed?
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Price
How much does the Walker Greyhound 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? Walker Greyhound price:
$400-$600
If you choose to purchase the Walker Greyhound, 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 Walker Greyhound for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Walker Greyhound gets to a happy place.

Walker Greyhound General Appearance & Basic Info

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Walker Greyhound size:
LargeGiant
Weight
How much does the Walker Greyhound weigh? Walker Greyhound weight:
Male: 65-80 pounds (29-36 kg), Female: 60-70 pounds (27-31 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Walker Greyhound? Walker Greyhound average weight:
Male: 72.5 pounds (32.5 kg), Female: 65 pounds (29 kg)
Height
How tall is the Walker Greyhound? Walker Greyhound height:
Male: 28-30 inches (71-76 cm), Female: 27-28 inches (68-71 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Walker Greyhound average height:
Male: 29 inches (73.5 cm), Female: 27.5 inches (69.5 cm)

Walker Greyhound Hair & Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Walker Greyhound have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
FineDenseShinySmoothGlossy
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Walker Greyhound's coat?
WhiteTricolorBlackGrayBlue Red
Grooming
How to groom the Walker Greyhound and how often?
Effortless: The Walker Greyhound 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. Walker Greyhound 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 Walker Greyhound dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Treeing Walker Coonhound & Greyhound mix? Walker Greyhound shedding level:
Walker Greyhounds 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.

Walker Greyhound Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Walker Greyhound have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
AffectionateConfidentTrainableCleverLovingIntelligentOutrightTemperedGentleAthleticQuiet
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Walker Greyhound? Are they intelligent?
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Walker Greyhound. Türelemre van szükség ahhoz, hogy ezt a fajtát bármilyen trükkre és parancsra megtanítsd, ám az erőfeszítés megéri. Megértik és megjegyzik az új parancsokat átlagosan 25–40 ismétlés után.
Trainability
Are Walker Greyhound dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Walker Greyhounds are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Walker Greyhound is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Walker Greyhound sensitivity:
Walker Greyhounds 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?
Walker Greyhounds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog 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 Treeing Walker Coonhound & Greyhound mix need? Walker Greyhound social needs:
Walker Greyhounds 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 Walker Greyhound dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Treeing Walker Coonhound & Greyhound mix bark?
Average: The Walker Greyhound 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 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 Walker Greyhound good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Walker Greyhounds 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 Walker Greyhound dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Walker Greyhounds 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 Walker Greyhound bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Treeing Walker Coonhound & Greyhound mix? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Walker Greyhound? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Walker Greyhound 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.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Walker Greyhound do?
Walker Greyhounds have a higher than 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 Walker Greyhounds need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Walker Greyhound to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Walker Greyhound roam?
Walker Greyhounds 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 Walker Greyhound have high prey drive?
Walker Greyhounds have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Walker Greyhound dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Walker Greyhound good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Nem a legjobb választás Walker Greyhound, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Walker Greyhound tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Walker Greyhounds 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
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 Walker Greyhound dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Walker Greyhound Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Walker Greyhound temperament with other people:
Walker Greyhounds are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Walker Greyhound dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Walker Greyhound temperament with children:
Walker Greyhounds are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Walker Greyhound dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Walker Greyhounds are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Walker Greyhound good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Walker Greyhound dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Walker Greyhounds are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Walker Greyhound can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Walker Greyhounds good office dogs? Do Walker Greyhounds make good office friendly dogs? Can Walker Greyhounds be office dogs?
No
Walker Greyhound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Walker Greyhound dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Treeing Walker Coonhound & Greyhound mix temperament with senior people? Are Walker Greyhound dogs good for elderly owners?
Walker Greyhounds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Walker Greyhound dogs get along with other pets? Are Walker Greyhound dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Walker Greyhounds usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Walker Greyhound breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Walker Greyhounds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Walker Greyhound 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). Walker Greyhound is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Walker Greyhound be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Walker Greyhound be an emotional support animal?
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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. Walker Greyhound breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Walker Greyhound 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. Walker Greyhound breed is a good choice for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Walker Greyhound 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 Walker Greyhound breed is a good choice for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Walker Greyhound be a boat dog?
Not really
Walker Greyhound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Walker Greyhound 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. Walker Greyhound is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Walker Greyhound Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Walker Greyhound dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Walker Greyhounds tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Walker Greyhound breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Walker Greyhound breed? Most common health risks of Walker Greyhound:
BloatEar InfectionsHip DysplasiaPolyradiculoneuritisSkin DiseasesWork-related InjuriesAllergiesAlopeciaCancerCataractsCold IntoleranceHeart MurmursHypothyroidismMusculoskeletal InjuriesOsteoarthritisOsteosarcomaPannusProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)Sensitivity To AnesthesiaVitreous Degeneration
Life Expectancy
How long do Walker Greyhound dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Walker Greyhound be?
10-13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Walker Greyhound breed hypoallergenic?
No
Walker Greyhounds 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 Walker Greyhound have? What is the activity level of the Walker Greyhound?
Walker Greyhounds have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Walker Greyhound dogs require per day?
Walker Greyhounds need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on 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?
Walker Greyhounds sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Walker Greyhound need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
Males: 2.5 to 4 cups; Females: 1.5 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? Walker Greyhound risk for obesity:
Average. The Walker Greyhound 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 Walker Greyhound'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 Walker Greyhound 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 Walker Greyhound drool?
The Walker Greyhound is a perfect example for low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Walker Greyhound 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 Walker Greyhound. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Walker Greyhound 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 Walker Greyhound: 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.
How often can the Walker Greyhound have a litter? 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 Walker Greyhound have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
1-12 puppies

Walker Greyhound Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Trainability: Walker Greyhounds are easy to train.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Walker Greyhound requires minimal grooming.
  • Drooling tendency: The Walker Greyhound is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
  • Adaptability: Walker Greyhounds adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Walker Greyhounds are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Walker Greyhounds are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Walker Greyhounds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
  • 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
  • Health Issues: Walker Greyhounds tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
  • Hypoallergenic: Walker Greyhounds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Mouthiness: Walker Greyhounds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Walker Greyhounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
  • Cat Friendly: Walker Greyhounds are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Walker Greyhound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Walker Greyhounds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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