Treeing Walker Coonhound
Treeing Walker Coonhounds are sometimes thought of as oversized Beagles. They have a white, black, and brown tricolor coat, and descend from American and English Foxhounds. Their long, muscular legs were built for tracking and hunting. Their temperament can vary, but in general they are happy, smart, and outgoing dogs who are highly loyal to their family. As they are hunting dogs, who were bred for long days in the field, they require one to two hours of exercise every day.
Common Health Conditions
- Treeing Walker Coonhounds can be prone to ear infections. Check the ears weekly, clean them if necessary, and keep them dry to help eliminate the warm, moist environment in which yeast and bacteria thrive.
- The potential health problems that Treeing Walker Coonhounds are prone to include immune mediated haemolytic anaemia - a condition where an animals’ own immune system destroys it’s red blood cells.
- While constipation may be common in dogs, it should never be ignored. Left untreated, constipation can cause more serious health problems in the future, including lethargy, loss of appetite, and vomiting.