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Catahoula Leopard Dogs

Aliases: Catahoula Cur, Catahoula Hog Dog

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Catahoula Leopard Dog - History of the State Dog of Louisiana

Cataloula Leopard dogs enjoy a long and unique history. Thought to be the result of crosses between war dogs owned by Spanish explorers and the domesticated dogs of Native Americans, Catahoula Leopard dogs have been living in North Central Louisiana for hundreds of years and are thought to be the dog that has occupied North America the longest. In this article, we’ll take a look at the history of Catahoula Leopard dogs, which now enjoy the title of State Dog of Louisiana. [...]

Catahoula Leopard Dog - A Protective, Territorial Breed

Looking for an easy-going dog that doesn’t know a stranger? The Catahoula Leopard Dog is not the breed for you. First-time owners may want to steer clear of this extremely protective and territorial breed. Meek owners should avoid them as well. This is a loving but strong breed with distinct personality traits. [...]

Catahoula Leopard Dogs With Strangers And Children

If you’re looking for a dog that loves every stranger it meets, the Catahoula Leopard Dog is not the breed for you. Catahoula Leopard Dogs can get extremely aggressive with strangers. If not, they will definitely shy away from unfamiliar faces. They may act afraid, shake or back away. They may perceive strangers as a threat and act accordingly. They may scratch and bite. [...]

Catahoula Leopard Dog - A Breed of Many Colors

Catahoula Leopard dogs are one of those lucky breeds that come in a wide variety of colors and patterns, from solid to the merle pattern, which resembles the leopard pattern and gives the dog its name. There were three lines of Catahoula dogs being bred by different breeders for many years of varying size and color, and the crossing of these three lines is what gave today’s Catahoula the wide variety of colors and patterns. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the best known feature of the Catahoula Leopard dog – its coat. [...]

Catahoula Leopard Dogs And Their Webbed Paws

Catahoula Leopard dogs are prized by their owners and handlers for their remarkable work ethic as well as their physical attributes. Many Catahoula Leopard dogs have a merle or leopard pattern, which makes for a unique and varied two toned coat, or even more colors when it has a Patchwork pattern. But the most surprising physical feature isnt its beautifully colored coat but its webbed feet. In this article, well take a closer look at the webbed paws of the Catahoula Leopard dog. [...]

Catahoula Leopard Dogs and Deafness

The worst genetic flaw that is associated with Catahoula Leopard dogs is deafness. This inherited flaw can range from deafness in one ear to totally deaf in addition to other health flaws such as blindness. For fanciers of the breed, there is a constant battle between those that believe that this flaw must be forcibly culled from the breeding program while others believe that there is no harm in allowing the trait to continue. In this article, well take a look at how deafness in Catahoula Leopard dogs can happen and what interested buyers can do to avoid purchasing a deaf dog. [...]

Catahoula Leopard Dogs And Hunting

Catahoula Leopard Dogs are considered premiere hunting companions, especially in their home state of Louisiana. They are excellent at tracking a variety of animals from wild board and deer to squirrels and raccoons. They are even known for fiercely hunting bear. They have a high energy level and generally, love to work. It is their nature to herd, as well track animals. They are also good at treeing, the process of scaring raccoons out of trees. [...]

Catahoula Leopard Dogs and Grooming

Catahoula Leopard dogs are mostly considered to be working dogs as opposed to pets, and because of this their grooming needs are very minimal. According to its breed standard, the coat should be short to medium length that lies close to the body. This single coat does shed from time to time but this is not considered to be a major drawback of the dog. Despite the fact that Catahoula Leopard dogs dont require a lengthy grooming routine, there are a few grooming tips that every dog owner should know, as grooming involves more than the care and maintenance of the coat. In this article, well look at the most important parts of the grooming routine for Catahoula Leopard dogs keeping the coat clean, keeping an eye and eyes and ears and keeping the nails trimmed. [...]

Catahoula Leopard Dog as a Cattle Herder

The Catahoula Leopard dog is a versatile dog that today is used in hunting, search and rescue, and even service dogs, but their roots lie in herding animals such as hogs, sheep, geese, turkey and cattle. Perhaps better known for their long history in participating in the annual round ups of wild hogs in its native Louisiana, Catahoula Leopard dogs have also done the same with the semi wild cattle that lived in the same area. These impressive working dogs are still used today in cattle driving and rounding up runaway cattle. In this article, we’ll learn why the Catahoula Leopard dog is so well suited to cattle herding and a few tips for those that wish to train their Catahoula for cattle herding. [...]

Catahoula Leopard Dog Did You Know?

The Catahoula Leopard dog is an intelligent, energetic, hard working dog that has a long history in herding and hunting. Sometimes denounced as an aggressive dog, they are better described as aggressive workers, as they have a very strong work ethic and love to work, but it is also true that they are very wary of strangers. These independent, strong willed, territorial dogs are best owned by handlers with a lot of experience with dogs that are strong natured. Catahoula Leopard dogs are not considered to be good suburban pets and do better in a working atmosphere with lots of outdoor land. [...]

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