Walker Hound Dog Breed Information, Images, Characteristics, Health

History - Walker Hound for Sale

The Walker Hound is actually two different breeds today both descendant from the original Walker. They are the Running Walker Hound and the Treeing Walker Coonhound and mark their ancestors as the American Foxhound and the English Foxhound. The Treeing Walker is a breed developed in the United States when a “Tennessee Lead Dog” was crossed with a Walker Hound. The Running Walker is considered a Foxhound not a coonhound. They Running Walker does not have a treeing instinct and is not as common in hunting in the southern US as the Treeing Walker Coonhound.

In 1945 the United Kennel Club (UKC) recognized the Treeing Walker Coonhound and by the AKC (American Kennel Club) in 2012. They were developed to hunt and “tree” racoons – so the coonhound label. They also are capable of hunting bears, deer, bobcats and mountain lions. Their baying voice is distinctive that even at a great distance a hunter can recognize the voice of his dog.

Both types of Walkers are calm, gentle and friendly family dogs. The original Walker Hounds were bred in Kentucky by John Walker and George Maupin. The Walker Coonhound, Treeing was recognized as part of the English Coonhound breed by the UKC in 1905. In 1945, they were then recognized as their own breed by the UKC.

They have become the most popular hound competitor in coon hunt competitions. They are known for speed and an ability to catch more racoons in a shorter period of time than any other coonhound. They also tree squirrels, cougars. Opossums, roof rats and skunks.

Description - Walker Hound for Sale

This working dog is tall and lean with the males being somewhat larger than the females. They have broad skulls and hanging, long ears with a long muzzle. They have a soft expression in their dark eyes, straight legs and compact cat-like feet. The coat is smooth, glossy and fine. The traditional color is a tricolor or a bi-color in white with black and tan markings. The bicolors are white and tan or white and black. Their speed comes from the long , powerful and muscled legs and hindquarters along with the frame that is lean and streamlined.

Characteristics - Walker Hound for Sale


1Children friendliness yes they are good with kids

2.Special talents Walkers are capable of covering a lot of ground in a hurry. Speed and treeing instinct.

3.Adaptability too anxious to lie idly around a suburban home or condo.

4.Learning ability highly intelligent but stubborn

Health Problems - Walker Hound for Sale

Health Problems

The Treeing Walker Coonhound is a fairly healthy breed needing to watch out for accidents on the hunting trail from shrubs, brush and tree limbs. They can become tick infested if you are not careful, especially in their long ears that flop on the side of their head. Clean their ears weekly and check them after every run in the woods.

They are also prone to hip dysplasia and eye issues. Hip dysplasia can cause lameness and/or arthritis. Before to keep the ear clear of debris and wax to avoid ear infections.

Caring The Pet - Walker Hound for Sale

Caring for Pet

1Feeding the puppy – don’t overfeed. Feed quality medium size breed 3-4 small meals per day

2.Feeding the adult – don’t overfeed. Feed quality medium size breed 1-2 small meals per day

3.Points for Good Health extreme endurance and speed

4. Games and Exercises

running or hiking companion. long daily walks at a minimum. He loves to run and play with his family. Hunting and “coon trials” are his specialty and best ways to get exercise. He needs to run

Basic Information - Walker Hound for Sale

Hound dog
United States
Height Male:
51 - 69 cm20 - 28 inches
Height Female:
49 - 67 cm19 - 27 inches
Weight Male:
23 - 32 kg50 - 71 pounds
Weight Female:
20 - 30 kg44 - 67 pounds
Life Span:
12 - 13 Years
Litter Size:
6 - 8
Medium dog
Other Names:
TWC Treeing Walker Hound, Peoples Choice ,Walker Hound
Colors Available:
tri-color black or white
short, corse
Alert, Courageous, Independent, Intelligent, Loving, Stubborn
Low maintenance
Kids Friendly:
New Owners Friendly:

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