Treeing Walker Coonhound

Treeing Walker Coonhound

Treeing Walker Coonhound


The Treeing Walker Coonhound is an American hunting dog. They have been used as a faithful and capable hunting companion. The reason for the "treeing" part of their name is that they have a knack for climbing trees. They can't climb trees without branches, obviously, but it's a useful trait for hunting woodland game.


Being natural hunters, the Treeing Walker Coonhound breed requires a lot of activity. If you are a hunter, then you can take them with you as a great companion. Just be sure that you watch them closely and be sure they don't get into trouble. Same goes for if you take them walking with you.


Due to the make of their big floppy ears, Treeing Walker Coonhounds can be more prone than other dogs to infections. Be careful if hunting with these hounds, because though they can be obedient at home, they can have more of a reckless abandon when hunting, and can sometimes endanger themselves in rough terrain.


Treeing Walker Coonhound dogs have a look that is sort of like that of a Basset Hound, with the exception that they have longer legs. Their legs are believed to be their main advantage of scaling trees. Their color never deviates from a mix of tan and black on a predominately white coat.


The grooming habits of Treeing Walker Coonhounds are low maintenance. Their coats are short and the color of their coat remains the same for every dog. They have a large white body with brown and black markings. Though their coats are short, they are made to be tough against different terrain.


As with most natural hunting hounds, the personality of Treeing Walker Coonhounds is often one of loyalty and devotion. They put a lot of trust in their masters, and are often very obedient. It is advised not to pair them with smaller pets, however, as they do have a natural urge to hunt for prey.


Treeing Walker Coonhounds can be somewhat resistant to initial training, but when they are taught by a firm handler and a patient trainer, they can be obedient and faithful. They will be defiant against harsh trainers and do not respond well to meanness or unfair treatment. They like to be treated with respect.