Introduced to Virginia in 1742.
Agile, energetic, loving, intelligent, confident and even-tempered dogs. They are not good with small animals due to their innate tracking and hunting instincts.
They are highly active and require a great deal of physical and mental exercise, so they are generally not suited to apartment living or small back gardens.
Their tracking sense is so strong that they are unable to follow commands when they are trailing a scent.
Their curious nature means that they have a tendency to stand on their hind legs to investigate a small child or small dog being held in the arms of an adult.
Did You Know?
A relative of the English Foxhound, these loveable pooches were introduced to Virginia in 1742 by Thomas Walker. (The foundation stock of the breed was reportedly ‘Tennessee Lead’, a stolen dog of unknown descent, which was then bred to other hound type breeds.)
They are incredibly skilled hunters of raccoons and squirrels, with their trademark ‘treeing’ move. Honing in on their target by standing against the tree with the scent, they bay their own distinctive howl to let the owner know the quarry has been cornered.
Treeing Walker Coonhound dogs were originally registered as part of the English Coonhound breed – and it was not until 1946 that they were recognized as a breed in their own right. We’re certainly glad to welcome them.
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