American Canine Association

Breeds

Breed Name: Walker Hound


History

Developed from the bloodlines of the English Foxhound near the 1800's, the Walker Hound is known for their fast rate of speed and keen sense of sighting, smelling and catching its prey. This breed makes an excellent hunting partner as well as finding unwanted animals within a farm. Today, the Walker Hound is very popular in the USA.

Appearance

The Walker Hound is a large breed dog with males and females measuring 20-28 inches in height and weighing 50-70 pounds in weight. Their large head is broad between their ears and forms into a rectangular muzzle with a scissor bite. Their two ears are large, pendant shaped and fall gently alongside of their face. Their eyes are separately greatly, almond in shape and generally a light hazel to dark brown in color. This breed is built tall, lean and active in appearance. Their tail is long in length and tapers to a point at the end, held upwards. Their single layer coat is tight to the skin, demonstrates a healthy natural shine and is available in tri color and bi color patterns of tan and white, or tan, white and black.

Temperament

A true dream dog for those who love hunting, the Walker Hound has no match when it comes to hunting larger wild animals such as raccoon's and possums outside, both fast and efficiently. This breed is meant for canine homes only due to their intense natural instinct to hunt. Wonderful with children of all ages and people, the Walker Hound is a generally happy and friendly breed. This breed is meant for active families who understand the Hound type breeds and what they are in for when it comes to owning one. The Walker Hound is a breed who will always have their nose on a scent they are picking up while outdoors. Daily physical and mental exercise is a must for this breed to remain calm. Early obedience and socialization courses are highly recommended. This breed requires an owner who enjoys being outdoors, has time to train their canine companion, is able to include their dog with their activities and who can remain pack leader at all times, using positive reinforcement training methods.

Grooming

This breed does shed daily. Daily brushing and bathing when needed. Pay close attention to their ears.

Special Notes

Please note that this breed requires an owner who is knowledgeable about Hound breeds. Please fully educate yourself about the Walker Hound prior to adding one to your family to ensure you are able to provide life long physical and financial care to your new family member. All dogs originate from wolves (Canis Lupus). Each breed of dog was originally created by mixing different breeds together in an effort to bring forth certain characteristics. Once a breeder has created acceptable “breed characteristics” within their bloodline and these “breed characteristics” have shown to be reliably reproduced in the offspring for three (3) generations, the bloodline may be upgraded from the category of “foundation stock” to “pure-bred”. The same “pure-bred” breed standards vary from different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders. Dog DNA testing companies can have accurate results for a specific bloodline of a small colony of dogs. However, there are tens of thousands of different bloodlines in the world which have not yet been tested for marker baseline results by Dog DNA testing companies as of 2017. For this reason Dog DNA testing companies do not guarantee the 100% accuracy of their breed lineage results and will also show different marker results for the same pure-bred breed in different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders.

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