Posts with tag Treeing Walker Coonhound

Boykin Spaniel. Photo © Boykin Spaniel Club and Breeders Association of America.

It’s a Great Day to Celebrate Our American-Made Breeds

The United States is sometimes referred to as a cultural melting pot, a place where immigrants from around the world come together to form an entirely original society. Although this metaphor has been challenged in recent years, it cannot be denied that America’s roots stretch in the direction of every nation on Earth. The migration… read more


Press Conference Generates Excitement for Westminster 2013

A raucous crowd of reporters gathered at the Affinia Hotel Manhattan on Monday, January 28, 2013, to attend a press conference announcing several exciting changes planned for this year’s Westminster Kennel Club dog show. If the number of photographers and journalists packed into the hotel’s Wharton Room is any indication, interest in the world’s most famous… read more


The National Dog Show Is a Thanksgiving Day Tradition

Many of the nation’s top dogs will be spending this weekend at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa., for the chance to be selected Best of Breed at the National Dog Show Presented by Purina. A breed win at Saturday’s show, hosted by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia, all but guarantees that the lucky… read more


The Consummate Hunting Dog – the Treeing Walker Coonhound

The Treeing Walker Coonhound became AKC’s 174th breed when it was granted full recognition on January 1, 2012, and became eligible to compete in the Hound Group. This beautiful tri- or bi-colored hound finds it origins in the late 1800s, descended from the early hounds brought to America from England, from which developed the Virginia… read more

Christi McDonald

How a Breed Moves from AKC’s FSS to the Miscellaneous Class

How often do you see a breed of dog that you can’t quite identify? There are well over 300 recognized breeds of dogs in the world, and today it seems that American dog show enthusiasts are more likely than ever to come across a purebred dog unfamiliar to them. The American Kennel Club currently recognizes… read more