Descended from the English Foxhound, also know as the English Coonhound, of the American Colonial Era, the Treeing Walker Coonhound originated when a stolen black and tan dog known as Tennessee Lead was crossed with the Walker Hound (English Foxhounds bred by Kentuckian John W. Walker) in the 19th century.
The Walker Coonhound Treeing was first recognized by the United Kennel Club (UKC) in 1905 as an extension of the English Coonhound. The name was later changed to the Treeing Walker Coonhound when it was fully recognized as a separate breed by the UKC in 1945.
Bred traditionally to hunt raccoons, the Treeing Walker Coonhound can also track larger game such as deer, bear or mountain lion. The dog is vocal with a clear, ringing voice that suddenly changes to a steady chop when it arrives at the tree.
Weight: Male: 50–70 lbs (23–32 kg) Female: 50–70 lbs (23–32 kg)
Height: Male: 22–27 inches (56–69 cm) Female: 20–25 inches (51–64 cm)
Coat: Smooth, fine and glossy.
Color: Black and White, Tricolor.
Litter size: 4-6 puppies
Life span: 12-13 years
Temperament: Clever, Affectionate, Intelligent, Confident, Loving, Trainable.
Health: Healthy breed. Some may be susceptible to hip dysplasia, polyradiculoneuritis and ear infections.
• Also known as the TWC.