BT Walker

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50-60 lbs
20-27"
​United States
Boxer
Treeing Walker Coonhound

The BT Walker is a mix between the Treeing Walker Coonhound and the Boxer breeds. This is a large dog with short and course hair that is perfect for any kind of weather. Due to the fact that both parent breeds are designed for hunting and working, the BT Walker too is a high-energy dog that has a great desire to work and constantly be on the move. The BT Walker will most likely be a barker as his parent, the Treeing Walker Coonhound loves to bark for anything. If you are looking for a companion dog that is great at hunting and can alert you to anything suspicious around your property, the beautiful BT Walker may be the perfect fit for you. This breed is known for being friendly, loyal, playful, and protective which means that while he would make a great guard dog, the BT Walker can be territorial and stubborn, so early socialization is advised.

Purpose
​Hunting and Working Dog
Date of Origin
​Unknown
Ancestry
​Treeing Walker Coonhound, Boxer

BT Walker Health

Average Size
Height: 20-27 inches Weight: 50-75 lbs
Height: 20-27 inches Weight: 50-60 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
  • Degenerative Myelopathy
  • Corneal Dystrophy
Minor Concerns
  • Demodicosis
  • Cherry Eye
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Mono/Bilateral Cryptorchidism
  • Dermoid Sinus
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Cervical Vertebral Instability
  • Stenosis
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Cataracts
  • Epilepsy
Occasional Tests
  • Blood Test
  • Hip X-Rays
  • Dna Test For Vwd
  • Physical Examination
  • Eye Examinations

BT Walker Breed History

The BT Walker is a new hybrid breed, so we don’t know much about its individual history. However, we do know quite a bit about the parent breeds. The Treeing Walker Coonhound has a very interesting name and history. Descending from English Foxhounds which were brought over to America in the Colonial times, this dog actually had a lot of similarities to the Tennessee Lead. Originally called the English Coonhound, there just wasn’t enough pizazz to the breed as it was, so some breeders began to modify the breed to have more desirable traits and dubbed it the Treeing Walker. This breed, although not registered with the AKC, is recognized by the AKC's Foundation Stock Service which is the next best thing. The Treeing Walker Coonhound is used for coonhound events today and is best suited for that, as just being a pet is usually more than any owner can handle. The Boxer, on the other hand, makes a wonderful pet and is actually one of the most popular breeds out there. Boxers were developed in Germany sometime in the 19th century to be used for keeping livestock in line on the farms. The breed that we know and love today was developed in the 1880s and actually began to be trained as police force dogs and ended up serving in the German military during World War 1. While this association with Germany at that time ultimately decreased the Boxer’s popularity, the became registered with the American Kennel Club in 1904 and they slowly became loved once again. These dogs are strong, smart, fearless, loyal, and loving. They make a great family pet and companion as well as an excellent working dog.

BT Walker Breed Appearance

The BT Walker inherits a lot of his looks from the Boxer side of the family, having strong facial features and large paws. He also has an elegant look that mimics that of the Treeing Walker Coonhound, with an alert and active poised to his body; long tail erects when excited and large eyes full of life. Since both parent breeds are very attractive and athletic, so is the BT Walker. This is a medium to large breed with loose, floppy ears, long tail, and coat colors that can vary in shades of brown, red, and white. It’s short, thick coat is perfect for protecting it from all kinds of different weather, but it does shed seasonally; so be prepared to groom often.

Eye Color Possibilities
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
Brown
Red
White
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

BT Walker Breed Maintenance

The BT Walker is categorized as a moderate maintenance breed due to the fact that they do not require special tools for grooming, however, they do shed often. Their short fur is easy to take care of and only needs to be brushed a couple times a week in order to keep the shedding at a manageable amount. Bathing is only required every few months or so, as the BT Walker does not have a bad doggie smell. Keep in mind, however, that if your dog gets especially dirty you will want to give him a good bath! It is very important to thoroughly dry your dog’s ears after bathing or swimming and perform regular ear cleanings. This is because the BT Walker has folded ears that can become infected and irritated if there is any leftover moisture trapped inside. Thorough drying will help to prevent ear infections from occurring often. Other than that, trim your dog’s nails every few weeks or so to keep the feet nice and healthy.

Brushes for BT Walker
Slicker Brush
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Daily Weekly Monthly

BT Walker Temperament

The BT Walker is a dog that has both good and bad traits. He is affectionate, loyal, full of life, friendly, and protective of his family. He also can be a bit territorial, overly protective if socialized incorrectly, and has a tendency to bark often. While these bad traits may be annoying, more often than not they can be curbed through proper training and socialization at a young age. The BT Walker is easy to train, although he may be a bit stubborn; perseverance and a gentle, yet firm hand can help him to overcome this stubborn streak and learn exactly what it is you want him to do. This breed may not be the best for new dog owners as they take a lot of training and require a high amount of exercise to keep them from becoming destructive. Due to their love of barking, the BT Walker may do best in a more suburban area where he won’t have as many close neighbors to annoy. If you are looking for a dog that will keep you on your toes and even head out on hunting trips with you, then the BT Walker may be the perfect breed for you. Even though they are high energy, they are a great family dog; just keep in mind that they may do better in a house with older children.

BT Walker Activity Requirements

The BT Walker has very active parent breeds, so he will need a lot of physical and mental activity to keep him for being destructive. High energy burning activities such as hiking, biking, and jogging will be great for wearing out this energetic dog. He would also excel at hunting and tracking if you are someone who enjoys such activities. Keep in mind that high energy, intelligent dogs need a lot more than just physical exercise to satisfy them; you also need to wear them out mentally. Training is a great way to do this, as well as puzzle toys that require them to solve something while they play. If you train and socialize your BT Walker early, you will have a dog that is well behaved and eager to spend as much time as possible with his family; without all of the drama of too much barking or an overprotective nature.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
14 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
120 minutes

BT Walker Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.5 - $1.9
Monthly Cost
$39 - $52

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