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Coon Hound dog breeds share a common purpose and ancestry. Most are descended from English Fox-hounds and French hounds used to hunt big game.

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"The Treeing Walker was developed from certain strains of English Walker Foxhounds.has become dominant because of its ability to run and tree game.

The Treeing Walker Coonhound is a breed of hound descended from the English and American Foxhounds. Thomas Walker had imported the English Foxhound to Virginia in 1742. The breed originated in the United States when a stolen dog of unknown origin, known as the "Tennessee Lead", was crossed into the Walker Hound in the 19th century. The Treeing Walker Coonhound was recognized officially as a breed by the American Kennel Club in January of 2012.

Treeing Walker Coonhound - The Treeing Walker Coonhound was developed in the United States in the They take their name from two unrelated men (both named walker) who imported English foxhounds and bred them with a stolen dog of unknown origin.