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Treeing Walker Coonhound
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The Treeing Walker Coonhound was developed from the Walker Foxhound, which evolved from the Virginia Hounds, that descended from the earliest English Foxhounds that were brought to America. Today the Treeing Walker retains the same color and similar conformation to the Walker Foxhound and is occasionally described as a trailing hound with treeing instinct. Originally classified as an English Coonhound, its breeders broke away from the English version in 1945 and bred to retain the qualities they desired.

The Treeing Walker is a fast, hot-nosed, sensible hunter, with a clear, ringing bugle voice or a steady, clear chop with changeover at the tree. It locates its quarry quickly and has superb endurance and treeing ability. Known to range widely, it may leave the original track if it picks up a stronger scent. Extremely competitive because of its speed, the Treeing Walker's reputation grew as nite-hunts achieved popularity.





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