The short, glossy coat needs just occasional brushing.
Treeing Walkers are friendly, openhearted coon dogs who can show a goofy sense of humor when not pursuing their crafty adversary. Like many other hound breeds, they crave human companionship and do nicely with kids, other dogs, and even feline members of the family pack. Treeing Walkers enjoy stretching out for a long midday snooze, but these are quick, hard-charging hunters—built to work from sundown to sunup—who need plenty of exercise and running room for maximum physical and mental health.
Depending on the size of your dog as an adult you are going to want to feed them a formula that will cater to their unique digestive needs through the various phases of their life. Many dog food companies have breed-specific formulas for small, medium, large and giant breeds.
The Treeing Walker is a large breed and has a lifespan of 12 to 14 years. What you feed your dog is an individual choice, but working with your veterinarian and/or breeder will be the best way to determine frequency of meals as a puppy and the best adult diet to increase his longevity. Clean, fresh water should be available at all times.
Grooming can be a wonderful bonding experience for you and your pet. Their strong fast-growing nails should be trimmed regularly with a nail clipper or grinder to avoid overgrowth, splitting and cracking. Their ears should be checked regularly to avoid a buildup of wax and debris which can result in an infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly.
The breed is intelligent, confident and sociable with family and friends. Treeing Walkers are exceptionally smart, and if they are stimulated, the can learn anything. If nurtured correctly, a puppy will turn into a well-balanced dog who will enjoy a good jog around the neighborhood as well as a snooze on your bed. Treeing Walkers are extremely prey driven and should always be walked on a leash.
Treeing Walker Coonhound &HEALTH
Like all breeds there may be some health issues, like hip dysplasia and eye disease. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Treeing Walker Coonhounds are healthy dogs.
Working with a responsible breeder, those wishing to own a Treeing Walker can gain the education they need to know about specific health concerns within the breed. Good breeders utilize genetic testing of their breeding stock to reduce the likelihood of disease in their puppies.