The Treeing Walker Coonhound, also known as the English Coonhound, descends from the English Foxhound but is slightly lighter and swifter. Today’s Treeing Walker Coonhound is still used for its original purpose, which is to hunt and tree raccoons and opossums, especially at night. This breed was not recognized as a distinct breed until 1945, when the United Kennel Club accepted it into its registry. The Treeing Walker Coonhound was accepted into the American Kennel Club’s Foundation Stock Service registry in 1995, and was given the Hound Group designation.
Adult males of this breed typically stand 22 to 27 inches at the withers; females average 20 to 25 inches in height. They typically weigh 50 to 70 pounds in good condition. Their short coat is easy to care for. Tricolor is preferred, in black, white and tan.