Treeing Walker Coonhound

This graceful hound is an competetive hunter.

One quick coonhound
With their roots tracing back to English Foxhounds who chase their prey, Treeing Walker Coonhounds love to trail a scent — and fast, says Randy H., president of the Southeastern Treeing Walker Association. That speediness combined with their treeing instincts reflects early breeders’ desire to create a dog who excelled at Nite Hunts. In this competitive sport, which gained popularity in the early 20th century, dogs strike and tree quarry, says Randy, who breeds, shows, and hunts with his dogs in North Carolina.

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