Treeing Walker Coonhound
Category: Hound Dogs
Facts about Treeing Walker Coonhound Dogs, "Scientific name for Treeing Walker Coonhound Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Treeing Walker Coonhound Dog is a hunting dog bred to “tree” or trap up in a tree prey like possums and raccoons. They may look like a large beagle but have no relation to that breed.
The Treeing Walker Coonhound Dog is descended from English Foxhounds. It was originally considered an English Coonhound until bred for American preferences. They were widely used in hunting raccoons and possums. The Treeing Walker Coonhound Dog received the name “treeing coonhound” because they were faster than English hounds at chasing down prey and trapping it in a tree.
The Treeing Walker Coonhound Dog was primarily championed by the Walker family in Kentucky since the late 1700s. The Treeing Walker Coonhound Dog breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2012.
The Treeing Walker Coonhound Dogs have brown and black bodies with white legs, a white chest and white stomach. The ears and head may be brown or black, but most dogs have a white blaze on the forehead and white area around the hose. The Treeing Walker Coonhound Dosg coat may be white with black spots and tan markings or black with white markings and a tan trim. The latter coloring is called a blanket back or saddle back pattern. True Treeing Walker Coonhound Dogs are not red; those are called Redbone Coonhounds. They are average in shedding.
The Treeing Walker Coonhound Dog are long and lanky, due to their hound dog ancestry. They range from twenty to twenty five inches (50.8 to 63.5 cm) tall at the shoulder. They weigh 45 to 80 pounds (20.4 to 36.2 kg), with males being heavier than the females.
The Treeing Walker Coonhound Dogs have long, floppy ears. They have long, straight tails. They have an excellent sense of smell.
The Treeing Walker Coonhound Dog live twelve to thirteen years. They are not fully mature until two years of age.
Treeing Walker Coonhound Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. A Treeing Walker Coonhound Dogs can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Treeing Walker Coonhound Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
Eager to hunt, the Treeing Walker Coonhound Dogs are prone to chasing critters. Keep your Treeing Walker Coonhound Dog on a leash so he doesn’t run off to chase a squirrel. The Treeing Walker Coonhound Dogs often bay and howl. Their voices are like those of hound dogs, long and ringing bugles.
The Treeing Walker Coonhound Dog are affectionate, child friendly and playful. They are poor watchdogs and a challenge to train. The Treeing Walker Coonhound Dog are not territorial. They crave attention and they are very close to their owners and will misbehave if left alone in the yard all the time.
The Treeing Walker Coonhound Dogs are not cat friendly. They have an average tolerance for other dogs and they get along well with other hounds.
Do not get the Treeing Walker Coonhound Dog unless you have a lot of yard space and time to exercise this active dog. The Treeing Walker Coonhound Dogs are ideal for hunters and hikers.
Treeing Walker Coonhound Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
A Treeing Walker Coonhound Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Treeing Walker Coonhound Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the Treeing Walker Coonhound Dogs eye protected and moist. Treeing Walker Coonhound Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals
The Treeing Walker Coonhound Dog like toys that have other toys inside, almost like disemboweling prey. They are prone to stealing toys that catch their interest.
The Treeing Walker Coonhound Dog respond poorly to physical punishment, which can cause shyness or reluctance to be around the owner.
The Treeing Walker Coonhound Dog short coats are easy to maintain. They require infrequent bathing and little brushing. The Treeing Walker Coonhound Dog are active dogs and need a lot of exercise, up to an hour a day.
The Treeing Walker Coonhound Dog breed is very healthy, due to its relatively young age and large gene pool.
They lack “road sense”, readily running into a road to chase game, heedless of cars.
Always keep their long ears clean and check them for ticks.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Treeing Walker Coonhound Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult dogs they have 42 teeth. Female Treeing Walker Coonhound Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Treeing Walker Coonhound Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month. Female Treeing Walker Coonhound Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born
A Treeing Walker Coonhound Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
Only humans and dogs have prostates, But a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Treeing Walker Coonhound Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. A Treeing Walker Coonhound Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Treeing Walker Coonhound Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Average body temperature for a Treeing Walker Coonhound Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
The number one heath problems amongst Treeing Walker Coonhound Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your Treeing Walker Coonhound Dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Treeing Walker Coonhound Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.
Treeing Walker Coonhound Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.