About The Breed
This loving and active breed is the first true American purebred, making a good family dog. These dogs are very responsive to kindness and are family-oriented but wary of strangers. Catahoula have an outstanding disposition and love kids. They are protective of the property and family, but not overly protective or aggressive. Basically, they have the sense to know when there’s trouble and when there’s not.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_tta_tabs][vc_tta_section title=”Quick Facts” tab_id=”1486839498911-cec8c2c3-a344″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]QUICK FACTS
• weight: 30 – 60 pounds
• height: 18– 26 inches
• color: Brindle, Black, Yellow
• Life Average: 12 – 16 Years[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]IDEAL COMPANIONS
• Outdoorsy Types
• Families with Older Children
• Seniors[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]TRADEMARK TRAITS
• Courageous[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Breed Info” tab_id=”1486839498980-c49239ab-09b9″][vc_column_text]ABOUT THE BREED – People who have these dogs say owning a Catahoula is an enjoyable endeavor for the whole family. They will amaze you daily and will try to please you every way they physically can. As one owner said, he “believed they would cut wood for him if they could.” Catahoula dogs are devoted to family, but may be wary of strangers, developed from a strain of Mountain Cur, this breed is nicknamed “Darkie” for its dark, rich coat color.
Due to their high intelligence, we humans live with dogs, we become their pack. The entire pack cooperates under a single leader. Lines are clearly defined and rules are set. Humans MUST be higher up in the order than the dog. The humans must be the ones making the decisions, not the dogs. That way your relationship with your dog can be a complete success.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Behavior/Training” tab_id=”1486839779103-190e67f8-eefe”][vc_column_text]BEHAVIOR
These exceptionally courageous and fierce Catahoula are not vicious, but that, they are pretty sociable. As a guardian dog, it would constantly guard its family, thus prone to attacking strangers and pets, challenging anything unusual, even being ready to sacrifice their life, which is also evident through recorded history, they are not apartment dogs.
Catahoula’s are easy to train, are highly trainable and courageous. As with all dogs, humans should establish dominance in the relationship right away to avoid behavioral issues. This dog is smart and loves positive reinforcement with a kind and gentle demeanor.
When it comes to a bold dog like this one, training them to socialize, setting general rules to follow, defining things like dog etiquette and who the pack-leader is become easier if they are trained from the time they are puppies. Pack leader training is urgent for the Catahoula Leopard.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Children/Temperament” tab_id=”1486839862017-226089ef-efe0″][vc_column_text]CHILDREN
Catahoula dogs do well around other dogs, they are easy to train and get along with children. It’s a happy and playful dog that loves to frolic and have a good time with kids. All dogs need plenty of opportunities for exercise each and every day.
Many people have said that the Catahoula dogs may get along with cats and other small animals which others have found that if you teach them from a young age they will respect all animals inside the home. At times she can be very precious and at other times very bold and brave. They loves games and seems to do well in a suburban setting with lots of exercise. They love daily walks and love to play fetch. They are shy around strangers, not aggressive but very submissive.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_tabs][/vc_column][/vc_row]