My husband and I adopted a puppy from our local Humane Society where I'm also a volunteer. He was supposedly a shepherd mix but we d Had a DNA test performed on him and to our great surprise he was found to have a parent that was a full bred Catahoula Leopard Dog with the other parent being a mixed breed dog consisting of ChowChow and Large Munsterlander. Our Max is a very beautiful dog with many physical characteristics of the Catahoula, the feathery fur of the Munsterlander and the fur color and consistency of the ChowChow. He is only 8 months old, loves to be outside and is very protective. Sometimes he will bark at people he knows and then calms down and wags his tail and is friendly again. He's great with the kids and very loyal and submissive to mostly me who spends the most time with him and also with my husband. He loves to play with the neighbors male boxer and they run around like mad chasing each other until they are exhausted. He does play twice a week at a local doggie daycare/boarding center which he loves. It keeps him socialized with other animals.
I know he is only half Catahoula but the more I read about the breed the more I realize how much like the breed he is and it helps us to understand him better.
I thought maybe talking to others who have the breed could also give us more insight.
Any input or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
He sounds like a great dog! The only thing I can think of as far as suggestions is to teach him to sit nicely when meeting/greeting someone. Sounds like you are doing a wonderful job socializing him with people and animals.
I don't own this breed in particular, I've owned pit bulls for years (though not currently, my pittie passed away in January) and now I have a rat terrier who I guess to be about the same age as your dog.
***Edited By: shinyblackpit on 3/18/2012 11:20:56 AM*** Reason: added