The determined and durable Treeing Walker Coonhounds springs from a long line of fox hounds originally brought to America from England. Its breeders broke away from the English type coonhound in 1945 and focused on the coon hunting qualities they wished to retain and refine. This breed able to work sensibly and quickly in the field, tenaciously tracking and then treeing its quarry. A competitive and energetic nature results in a dog perfectly suited to competitive hunting events. Its short, glossy coat is dense enough to offer protection in dense forests. As long as exercise and entertainment are provided, the Treeing Walker Coonhound is an intelligent and sociable companion.