Blue Leopards where the black color has been diluted to gray. He has a strong prey drive, so never walk him off leash any place that he might encounter unknown dogs or other animals. Catahoulas with two cracked glass or marble glass eyes are often referred to as having double glass eyes.
They have been known to track animals from miles away, and have been used for hunting feral pigssquirreldeerraccoonmountain lionand black bear.
Such coats dry very rapidly, and because of this, the dog can be cleaned and ready in a matter of minutes. He is intelligent and learns quickly, but he needs a strong leader.
There have been references to Catahoula Indians by many people, but research shows there were no tribes of Catahoula Indians. Meeting siblings or other relatives of the parents is also helpful for evaluating what a puppy will be like when he grows up. The deep chest provides for good heart and lung capacity.
It almost goes without saying that a highly active dog will need more than a couch potato dog. These dogs ranged between 50 and 60 pounds.
All registering bodies that recognize the Catahoula specify a short or slick-coated dog. Unfortunately, when researching the Indian language, Muskhogean, it is found that there is no such word.
The Catahoula is a unique dog with a fascinating heritage and strong working ability. The family dog was not just a pet as we know it today.
They mature right around 2 years of age. Known as "slate merle" in other breeds.
These Mastiffs had a reputation of being able to pull down very large game with ease. His line was not as large as the Wright dogs, but larger than the McMillin line.
Working a ranch dog meant not having to pay someone to help with rounding up or herding cattle.Breed History. There are numerous versions as to the inception of the Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog, and due to the lack of actual breeding records, there will always be speculation as to which breeds were inserted into their bloodline.
One theory as to the origins of the breed states that the Catahoula is thought to have descended from "war dogs" (Mastiffs and Greyhounds) brought to Louisiana by Hernando de Soto in the 16th century. This dog has also been called the "Berger de Beauce." Today that very dog is known as the Beauceron.
The French bred their dogs with those of the Indians' Wolf Dog, and together these four canines contributed to the inception of the. The Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog is independent, protective and territorial. Loving with its family and all people it knows well but can be reserved with strangers (this would include strange children).
They are sometimes known as Catahoula curs, Catahoula leopard curs, or Catahoula hounds, but the name was officially changed to Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog when they became the state dog of Louisiana.Download