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Catahoula Leopard Dog Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Catahoula Leopard Dog so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginUnited States
Other Names
What other names does the Catahoula Leopard Dog have? The dog breed also known as...
Catahoula Hog Dog, Catahoula Cur, Catahoula Hound
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Catahoula Leopard Dog recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Catahoula Leopard Dog recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Catahoula Leopard Dog breed?
American Canine RegistryAmerica's Pet RegistryDog Registry of America Inc.North American Purebred Registry, Inc.American Canine Association, Inc.United Kennel ClubAnimal Research FoundationAmerican Rare Breed AssociationFoundation Stock Service
Price
How much does the Catahoula Leopard Dog puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Catahoula Leopard Dog price:
$300-$500
If you choose to purchase the Catahoula Leopard Dog, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Catahoula Leopard Dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Catahoula Leopard Dog gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Catahoula Leopard Dog size:
LargeMedium
Weight
How much does the Catahoula Leopard Dog weigh? Catahoula Leopard Dog weight:
55-80 pounds (16-37 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Catahoula Leopard Dog? Catahoula Leopard Dog average weight:
67.5 pounds (26.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Catahoula Leopard Dog? Catahoula Leopard Dog height:
Male: 22-26 inches (56-58 cm), Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Catahoula Leopard Dog average height:
Male: 24 inches (57 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Catahoula Leopard Dog have? What does this canine coat look like?
Smooth
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Catahoula Leopard Dog's coat?
Blue BrownRedTricolorTanBrindleGraySilverBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Catahoula Leopard Dog and how often?
Effortless: The Catahoula Leopard Dog requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Catahoula Leopard Dog is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Catahoula Leopard Dog dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Catahoula Hog Dog? Catahoula Leopard Dog shedding level:
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are low shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Catahoula Leopard Dog have? What characteristics does the breed have?
AlertEnergeticIndependentLovingProtectiveCourageousGentleIntelligentLoyal
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Catahoula Leopard Dog? Are they intelligent?
Average: Catahoula Leopard Dog's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Catahoula Leopard Dog dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Catahoula Leopard Dogs, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Catahoula Leopard Dog sensitivity:
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are less sensitive than other dog breeds. They aren't receptive to their owner's emotions and handle soft punishment quite well. They don't mind an always changing daily routine, a hectic household, young children, noisy or office environment and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Catahoula Hog Dog need? Catahoula Leopard Dog social needs:
Catahoula Leopard Dogs need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Catahoula Leopard Dog dogs bark a lot? Why does my Catahoula Cur bark?
Low to Average: The Catahoula Leopard Dog rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Catahoula Leopard Dog good as a watchdog?
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Catahoula Leopard Dog dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Catahoula Leopard Dog dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Catahoula Leopard Dog can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Catahoula Leopard Dog will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Catahoula Leopard Dog bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Catahoula Hog Dog? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Catahoula Leopard Dog? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Catahoula Leopard Dog has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Catahoula Leopard Dog do?
Catahoula Leopard Dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Catahoula Leopard Dogs need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Catahoula Leopard Dog to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Catahoula Leopard Dog roam?
Catahoula Leopard Dogs have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Catahoula Leopard Dog have high prey drive?
Catahoula Leopard Dogs don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals. Their prey drive is low.
Apartment Friendly
Is Catahoula Leopard Dog good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Catahoula Leopard Dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Fighting Dog
Where Catahoula Leopard Dog dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Catahoula Leopard Dog dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Catahoula Leopard Dog and children:
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Catahoula Leopard Dog dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Catahoula Leopard Dog good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Catahoula Leopard Dog dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Catahoula Leopard Dog is not a good choice.
Office Friendly
Are Catahoula Leopard Dogs good office dogs? Do Catahoula Leopard Dogs make good office friendly dogs? Can Catahoula Leopard Dogs be office dogs?
No
Catahoula Leopard Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Catahoula Leopard Dog dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Catahoula Hog Dog temperament with senior people? Are Catahoula Leopard Dog dogs good for elderly owners?
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Catahoula Leopard Dog dogs get along with other pets? Are Catahoula Leopard Dog dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Catahoula Leopard Dog breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Catahoula Leopard Dog be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Catahoula Leopard Dog is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Catahoula Leopard Dog be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Catahoula Leopard Dog is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Catahoula Leopard Dog be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Catahoula Leopard Dog is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Catahoula Leopard Dog be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Catahoula Leopard Dog is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Catahoula Leopard Dog be a boat dog?
Not really
Catahoula Leopard Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Catahoula Leopard Dog be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Catahoula Leopard Dog is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Catahoula Leopard Dog dogs have health problems?
The Catahoula Leopard Dog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Catahoula Leopard Dog breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Catahoula Leopard Dog breed? Health risks of Catahoula Leopard Dog:
BloatDeafnessHip Dysplasia
Life Expectancy
How long do Catahoula Leopard Dog dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Catahoula Leopard Dog be?
11-13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Catahoula Leopard Dog breed hypoallergenic?
No
Catahoula Leopard Dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Catahoula Leopard Dog have?
Catahoula Leopard Dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Catahoula Leopard Dog dogs require per day?
Catahoula Leopard Dogs need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Catahoula Leopard Dog need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Catahoula Leopard Dog risk for obesity:
Average. The Catahoula Leopard Dog has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Catahoula Leopard Dog's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Catahoula Leopard Dog has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Catahoula Leopard Dog drool?
The Catahoula Leopard Dog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Catahoula Leopard Dog could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Catahoula Leopard Dog. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Catahoula Leopard Dog pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Catahoula Leopard Dog pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Catahoula Leopard Dog: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Catahoula Leopard Dog have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Catahoula Leopard Dog have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
8-12 puppies

Pros & Cons of Catahoula Leopard Dog

Pros
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Catahoula Leopard Dog requires minimal grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Catahoula Leopard Dogs are low shedders.
  • Drooling tendency: The Catahoula Leopard Dog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Catahoula Leopard Dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Child Friendly: Catahoula Leopard Dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Catahoula Leopard Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Catahoula Leopard Dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Catahoula Leopard Dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Catahoula Leopard Dogs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Catahoula Leopard Dogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Catahoula Leopard Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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  • AL

    Nov 20, 2019, 5:58:34 AM:

    This page does not properly describe Catahoulas. They're not dogs for first-time owners! They have a great sense of smell since they track and head cows and hogs.

  • Ricsi

    Sep 14, 2019, 7:16:35 PM: