The Treeing Walker Coonhound
is a sturdy, sleek, well-balanced and symmetrical breed of the coonhound type, and is perfectly suited for the job he was bred to do ~ tracking and treeing wild raccoons in their natural habitat of varying terrain.
The head is handsome and with medium length ears set moderately low, reaching or nearly reaching the tip of the nose, and oval or round at the tip and hanging gracefully towards the muzzle. The eyes are large and set well apart with a soft, hound-like expression, dark in color. The muzzle is of medium length and rather square with a medium stop; neither Roman-nosed nor dish faced. The nostrils are large and black.
The neck is of medium length, rising from the shoulders cleanly. The shoulder blades present a laid back appearance, providing great freedom of movement and strength. The depth of the chest is more important than the width and descends approximately to the point of the elbows. The ribs are well-sprung, never flat. The back is strong and muscular with a nearly level topline, and the tail is set on moderately high and carried up and saber-like. The legs are straight and parallel from elbow to pastern, with pasterns strong and slightly slanting but standing almost perpendicular to the ground. The hind quarters are muscular and powerful with well muscled thighs of considerable length. The stifles are well bent and the hocks clean, denoting endurance and power. Learn More about this Breed.