Origin, classification and history
F.C.I classification: Group 6 - hounds.
The Treeing Walker Coonhound has been selected since 1800. This dog is descended from the English "Foxhounds". Its most famous ancestor was called "Tennessee Lead", which gave the breed its proverbial hunting skills and speed.
This dog is faster and lighter than all other coonhounds. Well built dog, very tonic and with exceptional musculature.
Widely used for opossum and raccoon hunting, hence the name "coonhound". Very lively and extremely intelligent breed.
Treeing Walker Coonhound (photo www.treehound.com)
Treeing Walker Coonhound (photo http://molosserdogs.com)
Treeing Walker Coonhound puppy (photo http://hounddogsdrule.com)
Height: 51 - 69 cm at the withers.
Weight: from 23 to 32 kg.
Trunk: rather light, but with the right proportions and ratios.
Head and muzzle: with long and thin muzzle; fairly broad skull.
Truffle: black, with very open nostrils.
Teeth: white, complete in number.
Eyes: brown in color.
Ears: they are large and hang backwards on the head.
Limbs: front right; well muscled rear. Compact foot, with thick plantar pads.
Tail: carried upright, without fur fringes.
Hair: smooth, short and shiny.
Allowed colors: the tricolor coat is preferred, even if there are also two colors. The tan-white is never described as red, to avoid confusion with the "Redbone coonhound". Color areas must be clearly defined.
Most common defects: monorchidism, too light eye, head with rounded skull, short muzzle, deficient teeth, depigmentations, shyness, aggressiveness, short ears, insufficient musculature, incorrect gait, open foot.
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