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| Physical Characteristics:
Weight: 50-70 lbs.
Energy Level: Moderate
The American Kennel Club recognizes the Treeing Walker Coonhound in the following colors:
Health & Longevity
Average Life Span: 12-14 years
The Treeing Walker Coonhound is considered to be a healthy breed which does not have too many medical issues or problems. It is important to work with a breeder to weed out these medical conditions. If you collaborate with a breeder who practices poor breeding habits, you may find that your pup is sick.
The Treeing Walker Coonhound can have any of the following medical conditions, which include skin problems, hip dysplasia, minor injuries while hunting, and ear infections.
Skin problems may exist in your Treeing Walker Coonhound. These problems can range from a rash due to irritation, to skin allergies. If you think that your pup may have a skin problem, it is important that you speak with your veterinarian right away.
Hip dysplasia is common in a variety of dog breeds, and it is important that if your pup does have this disease, that you work closely with your vet to keep him or her comfortable. Hip dysplasia can lead to arthritis, and it is a painful condition for your pup.
Minor injuries can occur while your pup is playing outside or hunting, so it is important to keep an eye out for them. Some minor injuries can be cuts, scrapes, or even a snagged toenail.
Lastly, your Treeing Walker Coonhound has floppy ears, so he or she is more prone to ear infections. It is important that you clean your pup’s ears at least once per week.
Temperament & Train-ability
The Treeing Walker Coonhound is a brave and smart pup. You will find that your pup is not afraid to venture out on his or her own and you never have to worry about him or her taking a backseat approach to anything new.
While your pup is considered smart and intelligent, this breed is considered to be rather difficult to train and you may run into some problems. If you are a new dog owner, this is likely not the breed for you. This breed tends to be very independent and stubborn when it comes to training, so you need to assert yourself as pack leader and be consistent.
The Treeing Walker Coonhound is only recommended for children who are at least 8 years and older. The older, the better in most cases. While this pup can get along with kids, it will take a lot of early socialization. This pup is known to play quite rough and is not afraid to get rowdy, so you need to be prepared. In addition, this pup can be a bit aggressive and snap when children are too rough or too close.
This breed does well with other dogs, but may be suspicious of them until properly introduced. With that said, this breed does not do well with cats and is aggressive with them.
The Treeing Walker Coonhound is courteous and will be sociable with his or her family. You need to make sure you exercise your pup and provide him or her with a lot of mental and physical stimulation as it is needed. A walk or two during the day is a good way to burn off some energy, but a fenced yard is the best.
The Treeing Walker Coonhound is considered to be a breed that is easy to take care of when it comes to grooming. You do not have to put in a lot of effort, which is ideal for many owners who are on the go.
You should brush your pup’s coat at least once per week to remove any debris or tangles that may be in the fur. This breed does shed a little bit, so to minimize the amount of shed, you can increase how often you brush your puppy.
You only need to provide your Treeing Walker Coonhound with a bath when it is absolutely needed or when he or she becomes dirty or smells. When you do choose a soap, make sure it is one that is designed to be used on your pup’s skin and that it will not cause any irritation.
Your Treeing Walker Coonhound will consume anywhere between 2.5 cups to 3 cups of food per day. You should ideally feed your pup once in the morning and once at night. You want to feed your puppy a hearty and healthy diet. You should choose a premium kibble that is full of protein and low in calories. The kibble should also contain wholesome ingredients and not chemicals.
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A Treeing Walker Coonhound puppy will cost you somewhere around $500. You may find that the price of the puppy ranges and is either lower, higher, or right around this amount. This usually depends on location and factors related to the puppy, such as their color, gender, and their pedigree. It is unlikely that you will find this pup in a shelter because the breed is often desired and rare, but it is a good place to start.
Paws ‘N’ Pups Ranking
Paws ‘N’ Pups ranks every breed out of 4 with 1 being easiest to integrate into your life and 4 being the toughest – The lower the ranking the better.
Ranking takes into account a few basic factors including cost, skill level needed, high vs low maintenance and how critical regular training is to success. The Treeing Walker Coonhound is not an ideal pup for first-time dog owners or homes with children under the age of 8. It is important that you train and socialize your Treeing Walker Coonhound early on to instill good behavior and weed out the aggressive behaviors that this breed can have. This breed ranks a 4.
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