Catahoula Leopard Dog

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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.
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.
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.
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.
A single coat breed, the Catahoula Leopard's coat is of medium length. The coat is dense, smooth, and short.
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.
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.
Male: 70-80; Female: 55-65 lbs
Male: 22-26; Female: 20-24 inches
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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How much do Catahoula Leopard Dog puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Catahoula Leopard Dog varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Catahoula Leopard Dog puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Catahoula Leopard Dogs sold is $400.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Catahoula Leopard Dog with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $900 upwards to $4,800 or even more for a Catahoula Leopard Dog with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Catahoula Leopard Dogs sold is $400.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $400.00
Average Price: $400.00
Top Quality: $900.00 to $4,800.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 306 Catahoula Leopard Dog puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Catahoula Leopard Dog puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Catahoula Leopard Dogs true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Catahoula Leopard Dog Names for 2019

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 306 Catahoula Leopard Dog dogs.
  • 1. Tbd
  • 2. Faline
  • 3. Tigress
  • 4. Roger
  • 5. Trouble
  • 6. Bandit
  • 7. Bailey
  • 8. Chevy
  • 9. Biscuit
  • 10. Blue Boy
  • 11. Jazzmine
  • 12. Patches
  • 13. Pup
  • 14. Roxi
  • 15. Tazz
  • 16. Twitter
  • 17. Zinger
  • 18. Blue
  • 19. Blanche
  • 20. Biggin

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Anonymous asked:
Have u ever seen the Catahoula Leopard Dog breed with the ears erect? I took one from the pound, thinking it was a Dane, but it turns out to be a Catahoula. I'm thrilled with her, but wonder about the ears??

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The standard for the Catahoula Leopard Dog is that the ears are always floppy. However, your dog could be a mix and have a breed with standard erect ears in her linage. As long as she fits with your family, and you love her, love all of her; including her erect ears.

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Are Catahoula Leopard Dogs good with small children?



If the Catahoula Leopard Dog is socialized to small children when a puppy, then the dog should be fine with them as an adult. However, they are a large sized dog and can sometimes be too rambunctious for small children if not properly socialized.


I have had catahoulas all my life and I don't sell puppies but yes they are excellent with kids!! Any child can walk up to my dogs and they wouldn't hurt them


I have young grand children that stand eye to eye with my Catahoula. He adores them, but I do have to make sure he stays calm with them since his high energy desire to play could cause the children to be unintentionally knocked down or stepped on. He is a young dog, just turned one, but he has learned to be more gentle with the children. He doesn't pull them down now with tug of war. Our Catahoula is very smart and quickly learns. He also tries to be gentle when he plays with me. My grown son is a different story. He plays rough with my son and they both love it.


I have watched my Catahoula mix (Dachshund and Lab) play with my nephews and he changes his “eagerness” in chasing them based on their age/speed. He also laid down on the floor during behavior training so a little teacup terrier (or something) could nip at his ears and lips and crawl around on him. This is my second Catahoula - the first came from Louisiana dumped off in a shelter - I am guessing she was the runt (she also went deaf, but her sniffer never failed! The second came 14 years later from a shelter in of all places, Iowa. They are so similar. I don’t know that I’d ever want another type of dog.


My Catahoula loves the kids, but can be a bit skittish about his tail or feet being pulled on. He has never bit, but has growled. Also, he is very enthusiastic and tends to get carried away when jumping around. He is very gentle otherwise and will let any child pet him. Nicely.


My Catahoula is the best dog I have ever known. Her favorite thing to do is lay around and snuggle. She only wants to be outside if we are with her. She is great with kids. She is good with our cats. She is fiercely protective of her people though. We no longer let our kids walk her because she is so strong (85 pounds of muscle) and so protective we don’t want her attacking another dog who she might feel is too close to her kids.

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Do Catahoula Leopard Dog dogs like the water?



The Catahoula Leopard Dog was originally bred in Louisiana to hunt bore and in the marshes. So they tend to take to water like a duck. However, every dog is different and some may not like the water just because they don't. Introducing your puppy to water slowly and positively will increase your chances of your pup loving the water.


Yes, my Catahoula loves water.

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



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.


My Bonita is deaf, but is already picking up sign language; She's a patch work color.

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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.

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Updated: 9/16/2019