Boulder’s Dog of the Day – Treeing Walker Coonhound
The Treeing Walker Coonhound is a true American favorite, nicknamed “The People’s Choice,” for being a smart, fearless, and reasonable hunter. Don’t be fooled by the name. Walkers are runners that can cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time. The sight of this speedy tricolored hound in full stride can raise a coon hunter’s pulse. The long, strong legs, the powerful and propulsive hindquarters, and the sleek frame are all working together to cover maximum ground with minimal effort. This sweet-faced hound will glance up later, enjoying in the warmth of a bonfire after a hard night’s work, and stir your soul with his gentle, begging expression. What a lovely photograph! It’s no surprise that Treeing Walkers are known as the People’s Choice.