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Treeing Walker Coonhound

Treeing Walker Coonhound

Treeing Walker Coonhound Characteristics: The self-assured and sociable Treeing Walker Coonhound is a breed of large dog classified as a member of the Hound Dog Group.

The Treeing Walker Coonhound, is characterized by its energetic, speedy and muscular appearance with a gentle, hound-like, pleading expression.

Other characteristics include large sized, round shaped eyes; low set, dropped ears; a curved, saber-like curved tail and a determined, steady gait. The temperament of the Treeing Walker Coonhound can be described as Affectionate, Confident, Intelligent. The coat type of the Treeing Walker Coonhound is described as fine, smooth, glossy coat in tri-color: white, black, brown colors. 

Due to its characteristics and qualities, the Treeing Walker Coonhound demonstrated the desired traits of a Hunting dog (scenthound) and is known by its nick name the "Raccoon Hunter". The origin of the Treeing Walker Coonhound dog breed was in United States where it was developed in the 1800's.

Treeing Walker Coonhound Breed Group and Dog Type - Hound Dog Group: The Treeing Walker Coonhound is one of the many breeds of dogs that belong to the Hound Dog Group.

Other names for the Treeing Walker Coonhound: The Treeing Walker Coonhound is known by the nickname of the "Raccoon Hunter". Other names for this breed of dog include the Treeing, "Black Blanketbacks", the Walkerhound, and the TWC.

Origin of the name: The origin of the name "Treeing Walker Coonhound" derives from the name of the dog breeder John W. Walker and the dog's ability to chasing down their quarry and trapping it in a tree. The word 'Treeing' dates back to 1700 meaning to "chase up a tree". The incessant baying and barking of the Treeing Walker Coonhound alerted it's owner of the Coon's presence. prevented the game from climbing down their tree refuge.

Treeing Walker Coonhound - Scent hound: The Treeing Walker Coonhound is a Scent hound, one of the hunting dog breeds, built for endurance, with deep, open nostrils that enable the canine to pick up scent particles and track small and large game, including the raccoon, cougar, bear, opossum, squirrel, bobcat, and skunks.

Treeing Walker Coonhound History and Origin: The country of origin of the Treeing Walker Coonhound breed was in United States during the 1800's. Although originally bred to hunt the raccoon, the Treeing Walker Coonhound was also used as a cougar hunter. The prey of the cougars, also known as the puma, panther or mountain lion, were deer and the livestock of the settlers in the New World. The ancestor of the Treeing Walker Coonhound was the oldest of the British scent hound breeds, the now extinct, 'Southern Hound'. The Treeing Walker Coonhound also shares its ancestry with the Virginia hounds and the early English Foxhounds that were brought to America in colonial times and were originally called English Coonhounds.

The Treeing Walker Coonhound was developed by dog breeder John W. Walker of Kentucky and his sons, Stephen, Edwin, Wade and Arch. The United Kennel Club began registering the dogs as Walkers (Treeing) in 1945, and later changed the name to Treeing Walker Coonhound. The expression "barking up the wrong tree" derives from the Treeing Walker Coonhound's hunting behavior. The Treeing Walker Coonhound was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 2012.

Treeing Walker Coonhound Height: The Treeing Walker Coonhound breed is classified as a large sized dog. The height to the shoulder of a male dog is 22-27 inches (56-69 cm). The height to the shoulder of a female dog is 20-25 inches (51-64 cm).

Treeing Walker Coonhound Weight: Not surprisingly for a large sized dog, the weight of a male dog is 50-70 lbs (23-32 kg). The weight of the smaller female dog is 50-70 lbs (23-32 kg).

Treeing Walker Coonhound Coat Type: The Treeing Walker Coonhound coat type is described as fine, smooth, glossy coat.

Treeing Walker Coonhound Coat Colors: The colors of the Treeing Walker Coonhound dog breed include tri-color: white, black, brown colors. The Treeing Walker Coonhound is often referred to a "black blanketbacks" in reference to some brown colored dogs that look like they have a black blaket or saddle over their backs.

Treeing Walker Coonhound Grooming - LOW Grooming Needs: The grooming needs of the Treeing Walker Coonhound is categorized as Low in order to maintain a healthy, tangle-free coat and reduce the risk of skin infections. The limited grooming needs of the Treeing Walker Coonhound are considered to be low maintenance, requiring limited attention to grooming where brushing and combing, is concerned. Grooming Requirements should include bathing the Treeing Walker Coonhound on a monthly basis and making regular inspections of the nails, teeth, eyes and ears.

Treeing Walker Coonhound Litter Size: The litter size of the Treeing Walker Coonhound breed ranges from 6 - 8 puppies. Treeing Walker Coonhound puppies for sale can be obtained reputable breeders and from rescue centers.

The cost of Treeing Walker Coonhound puppies varies depending on location, pedigree history and the dog breeder.

Treeing Walker Coonhound Temperament and personality: The temperament and personality of the popular Treeing Walker Coonhound dog breed is described as Self-assured, Affectionate, Confident, Intelligent and Sociable.

Treeing Walker Coonhound Exercise Requirements - HIGH Exercise Requirements: The exercise requirements of this breed of dog is high. The Treeing Walker Coonhound requires regular daily exercise consisting of approximately one to two hours each day. This large, powerful dog has a determined, steady, robust gait with strides of a moderate length and requires a brisk walking speed or jogging by the owner to meet the dogs exercise requirements.

Treeing Walker Coonhound Diet: A fully grown Treeing Walker Coonhound should be fed twice a day. A diet consisting of a premium dog food can be balanced with fresh food eaten by the family. The question is What Can Dogs Eat?. Check out our comprehensive list of what dogs can and what dogs cannot eat.

Treeing Walker Coonhound Health Problems: Potential health problems of the Treeing Walker Coonhound breed include Hip dysplasia. Resolving health problems can prove to be expensive and it is always wise to obtain pet insurance or dog health insurance when buying a dog. Is the Treeing Walker Coonhound dog breed said to be Hypoallergenic? Answer: No.

Treeing Walker Coonhound Lifespan: The life expectancy of dogs vary according to the size, breed of dog and any serious health problems. The typical lifespan of the Treeing Walker Coonhound breed is 10 to 13 years.

Treeing Walker Coonhound Male Dog Names: Male Dog names are most often chosen to reflect favorite names of the owner or the strength, size, coloring and country of origin of the Treeing Walker Coonhound breed. To give you some inspiration regarding good male Treeing Walker Coonhound names our small selection might be of help with naming boy dogs. Out top male dog names for the Treeing Walker Coonhound are: Toby *** Louie *** Sammy *** Zeus *** Baxter *** Bear *** Jake *** Jasper *** Gizmo *** Rufus.

Treeing Walker Coonhound Female Dog Names: Female Dog names tend to be softer, prettier and reflect the temperament of the Treeing Walker Coonhound girl dog. Our top choice of good female Treeing Walker Coonhound names are Dakota *** Katie *** Sally *** Minnie *** Bonnie *** Madison *** Sassy *** Sunny *** Xena *** Gabby.

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