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The Treeing Walker Coonhound is a breed of dog descended from the English Foxhound. The breed began when a stolen dog of unknown origin, known as "Tennessee Lead", was crossed into the Walker Hound in the 1800s. Thomas Walker had imported the English Foxhound to Virginia in 1742.

Numerous types of walker hounds exist, with the Treeing Walker being the most prominent. They are excellent hunting dogs, very capable in the art of treeing game. They are known to sometimes virtually climb the tree to get at their prey. Normally, they are trained to bay the breed's melodic and distinctive howl, informing their hunters that the prey has been treed.

They stand between 20 and 27 inches at the withers, weighing between 50 and 70 pounds. They come in both bicolor and tricolor coats. They are extremely powerful, especially throughout the shoulder region, and have large ears compared to head size. Their legs are straight and lean, yet well muscled.

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