Vital Stats:Dog Breed Group: Hound Dogs
Height: 1 foot, 8 inches to 2 feet, 3 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight: 45 to 80 pounds
Life Span: 12 to 13 years
Descended from English Foxhounds and formerly classified as an English Coonhound, the Treeing Walker earned his name by trailing game faster than other coonhounds and then treeing it until the hunter arrived. The Walker part of the name comes from Kentuckian John W. Walker, who helped develop the breed.
This classic tricolor hound has a racy build, a short, clear bark, and a strong desire to hunt. Personalities range from outgoing to bashful to protective. Like any hound, the Treeing Walker requires patient, consistent training and plenty of daily exercise.
Males stand 22 to 27 inches at the shoulder; females, 20 to 25 inches. Weight ranges from 45 to 80 pounds.
Coat Color And Grooming
The smooth and shiny tricolor coat can be white with black spots and tan markings, or black with white markings and tan trim, known as saddleback or blanketback.