Treeing Walker Coonhound

Treeing Walker Coonhound dog in the snow

Treeing Walker Coonhound At a Glance

Country of Origin:

United States

Breed Group:

AKC (Hound); UKC (Scenthound)


Large. Weight: 50–70 lbs Height: 20–27 inches


Short and dense.


Tricolor (White, Black, Tan)

Life Span:

11 to 13 years

Breed Profile

Affection Level
Barking Tendencies
Cat Friendly
Cold Weather Tolerance
Exercise Needs
General Health
Grooming Needs
Hot Weather Tolerance
Kid Friendly
Shedding Level
Social Needs
Watchdog Ability

Did You Know?

Like many Scenthounds, the Treeing Walker Coonhound has a musty smell.

Treeing Walker Coonhound Overview

As settlers came to America, they brought with them their prized English Foxhounds. These dogs slowly morphed into a breed called the “Virginia Hound”, a dog that was very popular in the 1700s. These dogs then became what is now known as the Treeing Walker Coonhound. Prized for their nose, clear voices and a wide range of hunting skills, the breed became more and more popular over time.


Treeing Walker Coonhound Characteristics

This dog breed maintains much of the same look as his English Foxhound cousins. They have a similar white with tricolor coat pattern, long lithe legs, and rounded drooping ears. Treeing Walker Coonhounds have a slightly more rounded face rather than the angular face of the Foxhound. They also have a better nose and instinct when on trails.


Treeing Walker Coonhound Temperament

Outside of the hunting world, this dog breed makes a great family friend. They get along well with children and other dogs, and love to just lounge in the house after a long hunt. However, the breed is very active, and if not actively hunting does best with a family that can be as outdoorsy as the breed is.

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Treeing Walker Coonhound Care

On average they live 11 to 13 years, the average for a large sized breed. There are no breed specific health concerns, however, this may be due to the relatively undocumented history of the breed. They may be susceptible to the same diseases as the English Foxhound.


Treeing Walker Coonhound Coat

As with other hound breeds, the Treeing Walker Coonhound sports a short, dense coat that only needs brushing or rubbing down on occasion. Removal of dead hair and care of the skin and coat will help keep it looking great. Care should also be given to the ears, as their dropped nature may make them more prone to infections.


Treeing Walker Coonhound Training

This dog breed has a strong desire to hunt, which may cause him to get off track when training. However, with patience and consistency, the breed is eager to please and will happily learn the tasks his owner asks of him.


Treeing Walker Coonhound Activity

This is a breed that requires large amounts of exercise. Active hunting is best, allowing him to stretch both his mind and body. The breed has a high endurance and needs lots of exercise if not actively hunting. On leash exercise is best, or else he may find a trail and wander off without thinking twice. However, allowing him to follow trails is good for the Treeing Walker Coonhound’s mind and body.

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