New AKC Breed: Treeing Walker Coonhound

The sixth Coonhound to join the AKC studbook is the Treeing Walker Coonhound, which was added as of January 1st.  This brings the number of AKC-recognized breeds to 174.

Like other “treeing” breeds, this hound chases its quarry up a tree, then barks to alert the hunter that prey has been cornered.  Ever hear the expression “barking up the wrong tree”?  This saying had its origins in treeing dogs who barked when no quarry was in fact treed in the specified sapling.

According to the AKC, the Treeing Walker Coonhound is known as a fast and sensible hunter with superb endurance. The breed’s coat is short, glossy and tri-colored – white, black and tan and requires minimal upkeep. Intelligent, confident and sociable with family and friends the Treeing Walker thrives with regular exercise.

They also point out that this dog loves to bark, and may not be suitable for families who have close neighbors.

Welcome to the family, cutie-pie!

Until next time,

Good day, and good dog!

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