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Treeing Walker Coonhound dog breed - photos and description

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Treeing Walker Coonhound

Main characteristics of the breed

Care:Need a little care
Need for activity:Need vigorous daily exercise
Tolerance of loneliness:They really need people
Type of wool:Shorthaired, Smoothhaired
Friendly to strangers:Fairly friendly
Intellect:Working intelligence
Learnability:Very easy to learn
Specialization:Hunting, Companions, Watch dogs
Tendency to bark:They love to bark

The Tree Coon Hound is a rare breed bred in the United States to hunt raccoons and possums. It is not officially recognized and is little known outside the country. The breed is smart, brave and energetic. They are friendly and affectionate and make excellent companions for active owners. However, before you get a dog of this breed, you need to know the pros and cons of owning one.
Dogs of this breed are also called coonhounds or walking hounds." Coonhound" translates to "raccoon-like," but this name refers to six breeds developed in the United States. A special feature of all raccoon dogs is that they can hunt animals that are active at night and hide in trees, such as raccoons and opossums.
These dogs can work alone or in a pack and are able to follow a scent for a long time in swamps and rough terrain. Usually, having discovered prey hidden in the trees, dogs grab the trunk with their paws and call their owner with a loud bark.
The Tree Coon Hound is a skilled hunting dog, strong and fast, with excellent scent.
Dogs of this breed are difficult to find outside the United States. The breed is bred mainly by hunters and people with an active lifestyle.
The Woodcoonhound is a typical hunting dog, similar in appearance to many short-haired breeds in this group. They are of medium size and have a harmonious build with a strong, muscular body that is almost square in shape.
The raccoon hound has a balanced character. They are smart, calm and good-natured. They become very attached to their owners and are very affectionate. They love to play and run and are cheerful and energetic. They need constant exercise, and if owners don't give their pets a lot to do, behavior problems may arise.
The Tree Coonhound is calm, gets along well with children and loves to play with them. They warn their owners by barking at strangers and are ready to protect them in case of danger, but do not show aggression or suspicion. They do not conflict with other dogs, but they perceive small pets as prey. They get along well with cats only if they are raised together.
Requires early socialization and serious training. Smart and curious, but often distracted.
A very active and energetic dog that needs physical exercise. If they are kept indoors, they need long, vigorous walks. They also love outdoor games, running, playing on the playground and traveling. They need to hunt, and if this is not possible, you need to go out into nature more often to give them tasks to find objects.
The coat of these dogs is short and does not require serious care. A rubber brush once a week is enough. After a walk, you need to wash your paws and wipe your body with a damp towel. You should bathe once every 1-2 months or as needed. Eyes and ears should be clean, nails trimmed, and teeth brushed.
The breed is representative of good health. On average they live 12-13 years and remain active into old age. Rarely, eye disease, arthrodysplasia, and ear infections may occur.
 The Coon Hound is one of the most popular hunting dogs in the United States. They are active, smart and cheerful. They require attention and exercise. With proper training, they become loyal companions.

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