Home   »   Breeds   »   Treeing Walker Coonhound

Get to know the
Treeing Walker Coonhound
Looking for a Treeing Walker Coonhound?

AKC Meet the Breeds®

Called "the people's choice" of the coonhound breeds, the energetic Treeing Walker is perfectly suited for the task for which it was bred - tracking and treeing wild raccoons.  The breed's competitive spirit makes it an ideal choice for competitive coonhound events.  The breed's coat is short and glossy, yet dense enough for protection. The ideal coat should be tri-colored - white, black and tan. White may be the predominant color with black marking and tan trim; or black may be the predominant color with white marking and tan trim, such as a saddle back or blanket back.  White with tan spots or white with black spots may be accepted.



A Look Back

The Treeing Walker Coonhound was developed from the Walker Foxhound, which evolved from the Virginia Hounds that descended from the earliest English Foxhounds brought to America. 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, sensible hunter that locates its quarry quickly and has superb endurance and treeing ability.

Right Breed for You?

Alert and active, with extreme endurance and the desire to perform, the Treeing Walker Coonhound needs regular exercise and activity to stay in peak shape, although his short coat requires minimal upkeep. The breed is intelligent, confident and sociable with family and friends.

If you are considering purchasing a Treeing Walker Coonhound puppy, learn more here.

  • Hound Group; AKC recognized in 2012.
  • Ranging in size from 20 to 27 inches tall at the shoulder.
  • Raccoon hunter.

© The American Kennel Club, Inc.