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Senate Bill 128 seeks to designate the Treeing Walker Coonhound as the official state dog of Kentucky. The bill states that the Treeing Walker Coonhound is a native Kentucky dog breed, developed in the 1800s by two Kentucky breeders.  Dog lovers in the state are urged to contact your state senators and representatives and ask them to co-sponsor Senate Bill 128.

A true American heritage breed, the Treeing Walker Coonhound descends from the Walker Foxhound, a breed developed in the mid-1700s from English stock by Virginia breeder Thomas Walker, and 1800s Tennessee hunting dogs.  Here are some fun facts about the breed.


Contact your state senator and representative and ask them to co-sponsor Senate Bill 128.  To find out who represents you, click here, scroll down, and look for “Find Officials.”  Next, view links to their individual contact information here:
Kentucky State Senators
Kentucky State Representatives

AND ALSO:  For Senate Bill 128 to advance, the first step is for the Senate Committee on Licensing and Occupations to vote in favor of the bill.  Therefore, you may also wish to contact committee members and ask them to vote yes on Senate Bill 128.

Please contact AKC Government Relations at 919-816-3720 or for additional information.