The Treeing Walker Coonhound is a hound breed that is a cross between English and American Foxhounds. The breed was created in the United States in the nineteenth century when a dog known as “Tennessee Lead” was bred with a Walker Hound. The United Kennel Club recognized the Treeing Walker Coonhound as a breed in 1945, and the American Kennel Club in 2012.
The Treeing Walker Coonhound was originally developed to hunt raccoons, but it is also used to hunt deer, bears, bobcats, and cougars. The breed is noisy and has an unique bay that helps the owner to recognize their hound from afar. It speaks in a crisp, ringing tone before switching to a continuous chop at the tree. Treeing Walker Coonhounds are excellent home pets since they are gentle, quiet, and friendly.
He will be a fantastic friend to have around. He will, however, be quite lively and will require a facility where he can exercise frequently and energetically. Being confined indoors all of the time is not a smart idea, thus this breed is better suited for a family with plenty of opportunities for outside activity.
Are Treeing Walker Coonhounds Hypoallergenic? No. Treeing Walker Coonhounds shed, and as a result, they shed pet dander in the environment. Some dog breeds are even thought to be more likely than others to cause an allergic reaction in some people. Because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog’s skin) or saliva rather than real dog hair, the coat type is not often important.
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Do Treeing Walker Coonhounds shed?
You can expect this dog to shed on a regular basis. Prepare to vacuum on a regular basis. Brushing will help to minimize shedding while also making the coat softer and more manageable.
Are Treeing Walker Coonhounds good apartment dogs?
The Treeing Walker Coonhound has a very high energy level and requires a long walk or jog every day. Treeing Walker Coonhounds also enjoy swimming. Their favorite activity is chasing a scent. As they have a strong tendency to follow a scent at a high speed, Treeing Walker Coonhounds should be walked on a leash or exercised in a fenced-in yard to prevent them from running into traffic. Some are capable of jumping fences as high as six feet, so proper precautions should be taken. Treeing Walker Coonhounds are not recommended for apartment life due to their high energy level.
Do Treeing Walker Coonhounds Cause Allergies?
This dog breed can cause allergies, so be sure to select this dog breed if you are not allergic to dogs.
How to prevent allergies
Groom your Treeing Walker Coonhound
Your Treeing Walker Coonhound isn’t a high maintenance dog because their short coat is easy to keep groomed just by giving him a good brush once or twice a week.
If it is recommended to clean your Treeing Walker Coonhound to ensure good hygiene, too frequent baths could have negative consequences on hair loss.
The Treeing Walker Coonhound has a short, dense, and strikingly glossy coat. As in all hounds, true to its protective purpose, the coat is somewhat harsh.