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.
Each breed breed has its own national club. The mission of these “parent breed clubs” is to improve and preserve a particular breed by advancing knowledge about its history, its health and care requirements and by assuring that the breed’s form and function remain true to its historical physical type and character: A Dalmatian, for instance, should be athletic and have a natural affinity for working with horses. A Fox Terrier should have the right body size and shape, and a drive to go after vermin.
Pet owners, breeders, trainers, veterinarians, and others with a special love for a breed, join the parent breed club to meet like-minded enthusiasts and to support the club’s mission.
The national parent breed club is the first place for the public to go to learn about a breed or find a knowledgeable, experienced breeder.