Catahoula Leopard Dog
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Catahoula Leopard Dog
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Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog

United States, 1700s
Originally named after a small village in Louisiana. It was made the State Dog of Louisiana in 1979.

Companion, Herding

Life Expectancy
This breed can live as long as 12 -13 years of age

Weight & Height
40-50 Pounds & 20-26 Inches

Known Health Problems
Hip Dysplasia, Deafness and Eye Problems

Physical Description
Medium size, muscular, dog that has a large, broad head with medium size drop ears. The muzzle is strong and slightly tapered. The eyes may be any color or combination of colors. There is a muscular neck and a long, slightly curved tail.

A stubborn yet loving family companion. This breed is rather dominant and needs to have a dominant owner or they can become aggressive. The catahoula can be wary of strangers including children who may enter its property. They take longer to mature then most other breeds usually fully maturing around 2-3 years of age.

Early obedience training in this breed is extremely important

Living Conditions
Best suited for a rural home

They are light shedders so a light brushing once a week will help. Ears should be cleaned once a week and nails should be trimmed once a week as well.

Exercise daily in a large fenced yard or do agility with this dog. The Catahoula can become destructive if not exercised properly. They will enjoy 30-40 minutes walks each day.

Coat Texture
Short to medium length

Coat Colors


Red Merle

Red Merle

Red Merle

Red Merle


Red Merle



Blue Merle

Litter size can range from 4-12 puppies. Obedience training should begin early

Continental Kennel Club
American Pet Registry
United Kennel Club


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Catahoula Leopard Dog Breeders

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