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Walker Hound

Walker Hound Dog Breed

Aliases: Treeing Walker Coonhound

Life Span: 12-13 years
Litter Size: 7-8 puppies
Group: Hound
Recognized By: CKC, UKC, NKC, APRI, ACR
Color: White, black and tan
Hair Length: Short
Size: Medium
Shedding: Average Shed
 Height: 21 -27 inches (51-69)
 Weight: 50-70 pounds (23-32kg)

Thyroid Disease - High Risk

The Walker Hound ranks #16 among all breeds for autoimmune thyroiditis prevalence. There is a high risk of obtaining a dog that will develop thyroid disease. For this reason you should make sure you, or your breeder, are testing all dogs before breeding.  It may even be a good idea to test dogs that you don't plan on breeding so that any instance of disease can be traced back to breeding pairs and eliminated.

 Rank Among Breeds  Number of Dogs Tested  Percent of Dogs With Disease
 #16 112  15.2%

You can download the full report (on all breeds) by the Michigan State University Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health. Here

Other Health Problems

The Walker Hound is an otherwise extremely healthy breed. If you use the dog for hunting care should always be taken to check for pests that may have attached themselves to the dog's skin.