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Walker Hound

Size: Medium / Large

Weight: 50 - 70 lbs.

Height: 20" - 27"

Life Span: 12 - 13 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions. Does well in hot climates.

Origin: United States

Also Known As: Treeing Walker Coonhound

Group: Hound

Category: Companion Dog, Hunting

Exercise Needs

The Walker Hound needs plenty of exercise and room to roam. This dog benefits from hunting and strenuous activity. This dog is not good for apartment or city living. Walker Hounds may take off if kept in a fenced in area.

Grooming Needs

The Walker Hound is easy to care for. The coat requires occasional brushing. This breed is an average shedding one. Bathe only if necessary. Keep ears clean.


The Walker Hound tends to be high-strung, exuberant, anxious, active, courageous, loving and eager-to-please.

Compatibility with Kids

Good dog for an active familiy


Descended from English Foxhounds, this breed was used for hunting and extreme exercise.

Pet Facts

The Walker Hound loves to hunt. The breed has an excellent treeing ability and sense of smell, so its often used to hunt coons and squirrels.