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Treeing Walker Coonhound

TWC, Walker


Few things can quicken a coon hunter’s pulse like the sight of this swift tricolored hound in full stride—the long, muscular legs, the powerful and propulsive hindquarters, and the streamlined frame all working to cover maximum ground with minimum effort. Later, basking in the warmth of a campfire after an honest night’s work, this sweet-faced hound will look up and stir your soul with his gentle, pleading expression. Mercy, what a pretty picture! No wonder Treeing Walker Coonhounds are called the People’s Choice.

The Treeing Walker Coonhound is friendly, confident, and very energetic. It is devoted to its master and eager to please. Treeing Walker Coonhounds thrive on attention and require a large degree of human companionship. They love to cuddle. Treeing Walker Coonhounds tend to bark and howl frequently and may drool. They are considered to be among the finest Coonhounds for treeing competitions due to their quick speed and excellent scenting ability. The Treeing Walker Coonhound gets along well with children and other dogs. It will become mischievous if not given proper exercise.

Size Medium
Height 20-27 inches (51-69 cm)
Weight 50-70 pounds (23-32 kg)
Lifespan 12-13 years
Colors Black Tri- Colored White
Origin United States
Classification Purebred
Good Lapcat
Good In Apartments

The Treeing Walker Coonhound is not recommended for apartment life. These scenthounds are too anxious to lie idly around a suburban home or condo. They are suitable for hot, sunny climates.

Good With Children

Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.

Good With Dogs

Good With Cats

Exercise Needs

The Treeing Walker Coonhound has a very high energy level and requires a long walk or jog every day. Treeing Walker Coonhounds also enjoy swimming. Their favorite activity is chasing a scent. As they have a strong tendency to follow a scent at a high speed, Treeing Walker Coonhounds should be walked on a leash or exercised in a fenced-in yard to prevent them from running into traffic. Some are capable of jumping fences as high as six feet, so proper precautions should be taken. Treeing Walker Coonhounds are not recommended for apartment life due to their high energy level.


Moderately Easy Training: The Treeing Walker Coonhound is easily trained as it can learn by example. It is highly intelligent and can learn to manipulate simple household objects, sometimes to its own purposes. The Treeing Walker Coonhound has a strong natural instinct for treeing and will disregard most commands when on a scent.



Grooming Requirements

Low Maintenance: This coonhound has a smooth, easy-care, tricolor coat that needs only a weekly brushing with a rubber curry. A bath every three months or as needed doesn’t go amiss.


Moderate Shedding: Expect this dog to shed regularly. Be prepared to vacuum often. Brushing will reduce shedding as well as make the coat softer and cleaner.



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