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
Category: Companion Dog, Hunting
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.
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.
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.