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Overview
The Catahoula Leopard breed is believed to have descended from "war dogs" such as Mastiff and Greyhound. Catahoula Leopard's are considered to be the ultimate working dog and the most versatile. They excel at herding cattle as well as hunting wild game that includes squirrel, deer, bear, raccoon, and wild boar. Catahoula Leopard's were given the distinction of being named the State dog of Louisiana in 1979.
Character
The Catahoula Leopard breed is athletic, territorial, and agile. They possess extreme energy and enthusiasm. The Catahoula Leopard is medium to large in size and very muscular. The most unique characteristic is prominent webbing of the paws which gives them the ability to work in marshy areas as well as greater swimming ability.

Does your Catahoula Leopard Dog bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
Temperament
The Catahoula Leopard is not recommended for inexperienced or first time dog owners. They do not do well with other dogs or household pets. They are not recommended for homes with young children. The Catahoula Leopard breed is highly protective of their family and territory and is aggressive toward strangers. They are affectionate and playful with their owners.
Care
Catahoula Leopard's require minimal grooming. Bathing should be done when necessary; brushing should be done occasionally. It is important to regularly check the ears and paws for debris. They are generally healthy although those with primarily white coats have an 80% chance of being deaf in one or both ears, and/or blindness. There also may be problems with hip dysplasia, abnormal pupils, and tunnel vision.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
Coat
A single coat breed, the Catahoula Leopard's coat is of medium length. The coat is dense, smooth, and short.
Training
The Catahoula Leopard is highly assertive, strong-willed, and dominant. They require a strong, dominant, and active owner. Early obedience is essential. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, and consistency. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Catahoula Leopard Dog puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
Activity
The Catahoula Leopard breed is highly energetic and requires an inordinate amount of exercise. They are not recommended for city or apartment living. The Catahoula Leopard must be given the opportunity to hunt or work. If they become bored they will become destructive. They excel at agility. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Weight
Male: 70-80; Female: 55-65 lbs
Height
Male: 22-26; Female: 20-24 inches
Color(s)
Blue, Black, Red, Yellow, Brindle. There may or may not be white. The coat can be any pattern or color and is often brindled, leopard, or patchy.
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Anonymous asked:
What is the most common ear ailment in Catahoulas and what causes it?

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Other then deafness can be a problem in the Catahoulas, they are not prone to many other ear problems. Having your puppy's hearing checked if the first and foremost thing to do if your puppy has one or more blue eyes, has white in his/her coat and/or is not reacting the way they should to certain sounds.

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How can you tell if a Catahoula Leopard Dog is full blooded? I have a one-year-old Catahoula Leopard Dog who is white and brindle.

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Unless you got your dog from a responsible and reputable breeder, you can not for sure know if your dog is a purebred. Purebred dogs will come with registration paper's either for the AKC - American Kennel Club, CKC- Canadian Kennel Club or the UKC - United Kennel Club. Those three are the top kennel clubs. Although, you can do a DNA test on your dog from a database that has the C.L.D breed and see if your dog is purebred. Some people, however, do not agree with DNA testing a dog and think it's a hoax. While other's openly use it to DNA test their dogs. A lot of shelter's these days are DNA testing dogs so that new owner's can be fully aware of the breeds that are in the dog they are interested in.

little2red asked:
Do Catahoula's have tumors as part of their health problems? Are tumors part of a Catahoula's health problem?

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The Catahoula Leopard Dog is not known for tumors but every dog is different and any dog can get tumors.

Anonymous asked:
Sister fostered a Catahoula Leopard Dog puppy at 4 months old and now 1-year-old. We have never owned a dog should we take a chance and adopt? My 4 cats have never been around a dog and we have a standard lot. Has not had a harness or collar either. Don't seem to be any true Catahoula trainers local.

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If you have never owned a Catahoula Leopard Dog and have lots of cats I would not adopt one. I would get a more easy going dog. Catahoula's have literally the highest work drive I have ever seen in a dog. My female can literally run all day long. Her longest run so far is about 15 miles one way.

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Re: Catahoulas and cats - depends on the dog and how (and when) they are introduced to the cats. My old Catahoula mama helped raise a rescued litter of newborn kittens. Now, 2 of the kittens are domestic terrorists (way too spoiled, even by the Catahoula) and they are literally tormenting her... and she refuses to do anything about it because they are "babies" - There is no way on Earth I would ever have any other breed of dog!

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Are Catahoula Leopard Dogs noted for climbing?

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Every dog is a little bit different, but Catahoulas can be trained to "tree", so yes, they can potentially climb a fence depending on its size as well as the size of the dog. Exercise them so they're not bored and don't leave them outside for days on end to prevent having an escape artist.

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Updated: 7/29/2015