The Treeing Walker Coonhound has propulsive speed, endurance and an indomitable prey drive. Hunters prize the breed not only for his hunting abilities but for his lovable, soulful companionship. He's openhearted and gets along with everyone, including kids and family pets. Your Treeing Walker Coonhound puppy is smart and eager to learn and needs lots of exercise, both physical and mental. Given his strong prey drive, he should always be walked on a leash. And when work is done, you couldn't ask for a gentler, more loving canine friend.