Catahoula Leopard

Dog Description

The Catahoula is the ultimate working dog and is said by many to be the world's most versatile breed. Catahoulas excel at herding cattle and hunting almost any type of game (including wild boar, raccoon, squirrel, bear, and deer). Catahoulas can also be used for SAR and narcotics detection. They are naturally protective of their home and family, and make excellent watch/guard dogs. Catahoulas are exceptionally intelligent and loyal. However, they are also a highly energetic and very assertive breed and require an experienced owner. A working or hunting home is preferable.

Dog Size:
23
Female Height:
20 - 26 inches
Male Weight
45 - 95 lbs.
Female Weight:
45 - 95 lbs.
Colours:
Blue leopard, red leopard, black, red, yellow, and brindle. Tan and/or white trim may be present
Dog Coat Type:
Short and smooth
Temperament:
Assertive
With Children:
Good with children if raised with children
With Pets:
Can be aggressive toward dogs of the same sex
Special Skills:
Watchdog:
High
Guarddog:
High
Care Info:
Minimal grooming. Catahoulas require a lot of exercise the minimum should be a run for a full hour daily
Training Info:
Intelligent
Activity:
High
Learning Rate:
High
Living Environment Info:
This breed is suited for life on the farm, if he is to live in city he needs an outlet for his abundant energy and workaholic personality
Health Issues Info:
Dogs with primarily white coats are prone to deafness and/or blindness.
Life Span:
10 - 14 Years
Litter Size:
8 - 12
Origin:
USA
History Info:
Catahoulas are thought to descend from "war dogs" (mastiff and greyhound types) brought to America by Hernando deSoto. Some of these dogs were lost/left behind and bred with dogs belonging to the Indians and later settlers
Role:
other

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