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Catahoula Leopard Dog

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Catahoula Leopard Dog puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

12/27/2014 7:32:46 AM

12/27/2014 7:32:46 AM

Most common ear ailment in Catahoulas What is the most common ear ailment in Catahoulas? And what causes it?

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Anonymous

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.
12/28/2014 10:02:00 AM

Anonymous asked:

4/28/2014 7:14:16 PM

4/28/2014 7:14:16 PM

How to tell if a Catahoula Leopard Dog is full blooded I have a one year old Catahoula Leopard Dog. She is white and brindle. How Can you tell if she is full blooded?

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Anonymous

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 Kenel 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 data-base 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.
4/29/2014 3:30:32 PM

little2red asked:

4/21/2013 7:32:05 PM

4/21/2013 7:32:05 PM

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

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Anonymous

The Catahoula Leopard Dog is not known for tumors but every dog is different and any dog can get tumors.
7/9/2014 10:36:51 PM

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2/23/2013 10:52:22 PM

2/23/2013 10:52:22 PM

Sister fostered catahoula at 4mo, now 1yr Not socialized 6other dogs/two cats We have 4 cats/0 dog adopt? 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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Anonymous

If you have never owned a catahoula 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.
4/9/2013 8:10:37 PM

Anonymous

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!
2/11/2015 12:28:55 AM

Anonymous asked:

12/1/2012 6:15:28 PM

12/1/2012 6:15:28 PM

Catahoula Mix I am confused Does that mean he is mixed with the leopard

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Anonymous

It is called leopard due to the merle coats having the different spots, it isn't a catahoula and a leopard mix, due to different species.
1/12/2013 2:50:58 AM

Anonymous asked:

7/3/2012 12:27:29 PM

7/3/2012 12:27:29 PM

Are Catahoula Leopard Dogs noted for climbing...ie fences

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Anonymous

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.
8/8/2012 3:06:04 AM

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12/16/2011 6:29:39 PM

12/16/2011 6:29:39 PM

Our daughter and son-in-law found an abandoned dog, believed by the vet to be a catahoula. ... Our daughter and son-in-law found an abandoned dog, believed by the vet to be a catahoula. Where can I get a picture of the breed? They absolutely love him!

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Anonymous

Google can give you a ton of pictures and looking at the AKC website can give you breeders with websites of their C.L.D's.
5/1/2014 5:56:35 PM

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11/16/2011 9:13:17 PM

11/16/2011 9:13:17 PM

My Catahoula Leopard Dog is only 7-8 months old and has had a very bad respiratory infection and... My Catahoula Leopard Dog is only 7-8 months old and has had a very bad respiratory infection and doesnt seem to be responding to the antibiotics. Is there any congenital defects with the Catahoula Leopard? We were told that she is mixed with Labrador also. We have had her since she was 6 weeks old and now a part of our family. The last month has been hard on all of us, seeing her go thrugh all this.

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Anonymous

I have had Curs for many years, and they seldom require a vets attention. Your dogs immune system may be compromised. I practice monthly pints of yogurt. The flavor doesn’t matter. Make sure it has active germs. It's good for you also. In addition the are some fungus that can be transferred to dogs from contaminated soils and dust associated with pigs if you dog is exposed to the environment.
1/7/2012 6:23:22 PM

Anonymous

Check your dog food for corn. If there is corn take your Catahoula Leopard Dog off. Some dogs do not do well with corn in their diet.
1/7/2012 6:26:30 PM

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10/2/2011 7:27:03 PM

10/2/2011 7:27:03 PM

My Catahoula is 1yr old and is only 54lbs is that normal? Also he keeps getting ear infections... My Catahoula is 1yr old and is only 54lbs is that normal? Also he keeps getting ear infections in both ears anyway to help that?

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Anonymous

1) My catahoula wasn't full grown until 2 years of age. Your's might keep filling out. 2) Cathoula's are commonly allergic to wheat and corn. Put him on a good dog food that does not have those items in there - I use Nature's choice vegetarian mix and check their dog treats for wheat as well. Also once a week take a cloth and just wipe the inside of the ear and keep it dry and clean. Between those two and he should get ear infections less chronically.
10/15/2011 10:26:17 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/16/2011 12:29:17 AM

7/16/2011 12:29:17 AM

are they mean?

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Anonymous

Not at all!! My Catahoula has a great tempermant! He is good with other dogs when they come to visit and has been great around children as young as 18 months. They do have an incredible amount of energy and need to be able to run and play and they like alot of attention. He is loyal and friendly, not a 100% watch dog, doesn't even bark at the door bell...but I could not imagine a better furry friend!
8/1/2011 4:14:33 PM

Anonymous

We have a puppy who is part catahoula. She rarely barks and usually only when playing. Great with other dogs and children, even as young as 7 months
1/27/2015 5:58:04 PM

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6/13/2011 10:12:35 PM

6/13/2011 10:12:35 PM

Two Questions: I see a lot of websites rate the Catahoula highly in the guard-dog category. Is... Two Questions: I see a lot of websites rate the Catahoula highly in the guard-dog category. Is there any truth to this? I know many guard dog breeds are described as willing to fight to the death for their owners, but have never heard anything of the sort for this breed. Also, is this dog capable of doing on daily long jogs with me? Does it possesses the stamina I would require to keep up?

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Anonymous

Catahoula dogs are a very protective breed. They will stick to their owners, and protect them. If it comes to it, they can and will, in a life threatning situation, protect and defend you. But they are very sweet and loving. My Taffy was our mama dog, very sweet, put she wa sthe pack leader and knew how to put everyone in their place. Yes, these dogs have a lot of energy, and can keep up with you, they are very trustworthy and will follow you.
7/10/2011 6:26:52 PM

Anonymous

Catahoula's have all the energy to keep up. mine can run for miles. as a gaurd dog they are great. mine would let anyone near me without growling but to me she was very sweet.
7/10/2011 7:55:58 PM

Anonymous

This breed is very very loyal and protective. We have one that is even protective of our other dog. We have a tiny dog (mutt) that we adopted awhile back and our catahoula attacked another dog that was trying to attack our little dog, then he can turn to its own and be the sweetest thing you can't even believe that he just jumped another dog agressively. They don't seem to hold grudges either, they don't sulk after you get onto them, but they catch on very quickly! Our catahoula runs all over our ranch when we are up there, he doesn't want in the back of the truck he would rather run, so I think they would keep up with your jogs.
10/11/2011 1:36:20 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/7/2011 3:22:28 PM

6/7/2011 3:22:28 PM

I have a 1 year old border collie and now a 8 week old catahoula can these dogs be raised... I have a 1 year old border collie and now a 8 week old catahoula can these dogs be raised together since the border collie is a very active dog .

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Anonymous

I have a 5 year old Border Collie and a 1 year old, shepherd mix, (maybe Catahoula) they did great for the first year, but now the BC wants to herd the shepherd mix. Causes some problems but not anything we can't control. Since your BC is younger I don't think you'll have a many problems.
7/1/2011 10:05:10 PM

Anonymous

Mine is the opposite. I have an 11 year old Border Collie and a 6 year old Catahoula. The Cathoula is very protective of the BC and doesn't even want to go on a car ride without him. The BC has a tendency to "herd" the cat, but it has never been an issue with the Cat. Both are very energetic dogs and play with each other every evening before bed!
10/15/2011 10:20:59 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/26/2011 11:36:29 PM

4/26/2011 11:36:29 PM

How do you tell if it is a Catahoula Leopard Dog is a pure breed? What defines the breed?

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Anonymous

The Catahula is a mixed breed so there is no exact definition.
12/19/2011 11:24:07 AM

Anonymous

The Catahoula can be traced back to De Soto in the 16th century, and is certainly not a mixed breed. The best answer can be found through the United Kennel Club regarding specific characteristics and traits for competition.
3/30/2012 8:49:26 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/15/2011 1:56:41 AM

4/15/2011 1:56:41 AM

I have an Australian Sheperd and a small dog, chihuahua. We live on 3 acers and have 4 (15, 13,... I have an Australian Sheperd and a small dog, chihuahua. We live on 3 acers and have 4 (15, 13, 8, 1) children. We are looking at getting a pure bread catahoula. When we get her she will be 6 weeks. Will she get a long with my other dogs? What about my children?

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Anonymous

Yes. We have a Catahoula and he is 2yrs old,we just brought home a chiuhahau from the pound 3 weeks ago and 2 lab mix puppies 2 days ago about 5 weks old.He is great with all of them he is terrtorial but also very dog friendly.He is loving with the kids 9 and 10 yrs old.We also had him nuetered when he was 9 months old,so that might have made a differnce.Your land would be great for such a dog the need lots of excersice.Great Dogs!!!
5/4/2011 11:31:08 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/27/2011 10:35:25 AM

2/27/2011 10:35:25 AM

Has anyone had trouble with ear infections on their catahoula and how do you treat?

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Anonymous

Yes, terrible trouble with ear infections. Chronic ear infections often caused by food allergies with wheat and corn be frequent culprits. I put my catahoula on a limited ingredient diet and it has done wonders! Talk to your vet or review canine elimination diets online. Good luck!
4/27/2011 9:57:02 PM

Anonymous

My catahoula has chronic ear infections. My vet believes that it's due to wheat/corn infections so we put her on a great vegetarian dog food from nature's choice and keep her ears cleaned regularly and she rarely has infections now... it is controllable if you keep on top of it.
10/15/2011 10:22:48 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/19/2011 11:34:22 AM

2/19/2011 11:34:22 AM

MyCatahoula Leopard dog pulls, tugs and licks his dew claws. Does anyone know why??

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Anonymous

He/she is cleaning them, my Catahoula, lab mix, even my cat cleans there nails ever day. If you look at you dog closely well he/she is cleaning the dew claws you'll see it done to all the nails. but cheek the dew claws they may need to be clip its one of the most commonly forgotten nail.
2/22/2011 7:19:20 PM

Anonymous

Thank you so much! I will check it out.
2/23/2011 2:20:06 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/16/2011 5:27:13 PM

2/16/2011 5:27:13 PM

Why isn't the Catahoula Leopard Dog breed registered with the AKC?

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Anonymous

Catahoula Leopard Dogs can be registered AKC as FSS dogs (please go to their website for more info). They do not have full registration rights. In order to get full registration rights, a number of steps are involved requiring recognized breed organizations to cooperate with the AKC. At this time there are a number of catahoula breeders that want to keep this dog as a working dog and believe that AKC rules put too much emphasis on form over function of the breed so they have declined to fulfill the requirements set forth by AKC.
4/24/2011 9:31:19 PM

Anonymous

The United Kennel Club has the Catahoula in several working categories and show.
3/30/2012 8:51:08 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/12/2011 9:45:28 PM

1/12/2011 9:45:28 PM

Do Catahoula Leopard Dogs shed?

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Anonymous

Catahoula Leopard Dogs will shed, even though they have short hair. They also need regular grooming (baths) the same as all other dogs. Becuase their hair is so short, thie oils in their skin tend to rise to the surface faster than medium or long haired dogs. Remember to use allergen friendly soaps.
1/13/2011 9:58:26 PM

Anonymous

I'm surprised that my Catahoula Leopard isn't bald. However, he is such a great dog. Loving and friendly and fun to play with.
4/6/2014 10:42:42 AM

Anonymous asked:

10/18/2010 1:53:36 AM

10/18/2010 1:53:36 AM

I have a 9 month old female Catahoula. She looks exactly like a pure breed Catahoula, but she... I have a 9 month old female Catahoula. She looks exactly like a pure breed Catahoula, but she only weighs 25lbs (at 8 months.) The vet believes she probably will not get any bigger than she is now. Can a pure bred female Catahoula - runt of the litter, weigh about only about 30 lbs or so?

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Anonymous

There are some lines of catahoulas that only reach 25-30 pounds full grown. They are less common, but it is possible. I would wonder how big the parents are...
4/24/2011 9:33:22 PM

Anonymous

We have a Catahoula/Lab/Boston Terrier mix. At 9 months, he is only 35 lbs. and the vet doesn't think he is growing any more. He looks like a pure breed but much smaller. We did DNA test to see what he was. Very smart, loving dog. Loves dog park, but thinks he is an 80 lb. dog. He always wants to play with the big dogs. He holds his own pretty well but sometimes gets frustrated that the dogs that are more than twice his weigh can pin him down so easily.
4/20/2012 6:35:20 PM

Anonymous

Not sure if I can answer this. But I have what I believe to be a pure bred catahoula that weighs 17lbs @ 5 1/2 months. He projects to be about 25 to 30lbs... So maybe it is a possibility. I d like to know if anyone else has a catahoula of similar size.
5/19/2014 10:46:56 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/28/2010 2:48:37 PM

9/28/2010 2:48:37 PM

Do Catahoula Leopard Dog have 1 white or grey eye and another eye of brown, etc.?

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Anonymous

Yes thats the # 1 give away! It's a catahoula [they breed wolf into them]
12/24/2010 10:10:05 PM

Anonymous

Catahoulas can have eyes of different colors (one blue, one brown), a variety of colors (green, amber, hazel, blue, or almost white), and some even have eyes with two colors in the same eye (half blue, half brown).
4/24/2011 9:35:28 PM

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