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RAMBO AD 11-16-15


ADOPTED ON 11-16-15 – Rambo was scheduled to be put to sleep while living in a small filthy pen. Fortunately, his southern foster was able to save him in time. We are so glad we did, because he is a very sweet boy! Rambo is a male Catahoula cur mix who is approximately 8- 10 months old and weighs approximately 35 lbs.  Photos make it hard to show how Rambo’s coloring and markings they make him unique, he is so very handsome has a kind sweet face.

[av_dropcap1]R[/av_dropcap1]ambo has a low activity level and enjoys going for walks. He is still young and working on his leash skills, playing ball for 10 or 20 minutes before the leash walk will help him be able to stop and appreciate all the new smells. He does well riding in the car and is trained to ride in a crate, he has never ridden in the car without a crate. He is still a baby and is working on his housetraining—tips for house training are at the end of the bio. He has not been around of children so far, but he did enjoy the attention from our foster’s eleven year old niece. She was in the car when we rescued him from the pound. Please see tips for children in the right column.RAMBO_09

His’s behavior with cats is unknown, he was introduced to the vet’s cat and didn’t show any signs of aggression, however that is the only cat he has been exposed to. We would never guarantee that a dog is good with a cat, however, we will help you and give you lots of tips.  He gets along great with dogs and currently lives with a puppy and an American Bull Terrier—please see photo above.

The ideal home for Rambo would be a loving family who could spend lot of time with him. He enjoys going for walks, is very loving, friendly, and good-natured and likes to give kisses. His markings are eye-catching and look similar to a tiger. He would love for his new home to have a fenced in yard so he could roam freely, however, if you are an active family that jogs or runs a few days a week, he would love the one on one time.

This sweet boy was living in filth and starving when we first got him. The first few times he had food at his disposal he gobbled it down so fast he used to choke. It is clear that he had been living a life where he didn’t know when he would be fed next. If you would like to be the one to give Rambo a forever home, with love and affection, where he never has to wonder if his next meal is coming, please click the “Adoption Application” button at the top of this page. This is a special dog looking for that special family! Rambo is an exceptional dog that will steal your heart.

Catahoula Leopard Dogs have a gentle family spirit. Easily comfortable playing on the carpet with children. Gentle, wise and easygoing, they make an agreeable family dog and warm-hearted friend. They are naturally protective of their home and family, and make excellent watch/guard dogs.

Catahoula’s are exceptionally intelligent and loyal. However, they are also a highly energetic and very assertive breed. They are affectionate and sensitive to their owner. As one owner puts it, they are “strong” and “made of whipcord and leather”. They are very protective of their familyRAMBO_04

Friendliness toward dogs and friendliness toward humans are two completely different things. As you can see by the videos, Tink loves other dogs and life. She spent lots of time playing with other dogs

Some breeders describe the Catahoula as a great babysitter for kids. The Catahoula is suitable for families with children, but despite their family loyalty and protectiveness, the dog should always be supervised in the presence of toddlers or young children. Dogs can be rambunctious and may accidentally knock small children down.

Being gentle with children, sturdy enough to handle the heavy-handed pets and hugs they can dish out, and having a blasé attitude toward running, screaming children are all traits that make a kid-friendly dog. All dogs are individuals. Our ratings are generalizations, and they’re not a guarantee of how any breed or individual dog will behave. Dogs from any breed can be good with children based on their past experiences, training on how to get along with kids, and personality. No matter what the breed or breed type, all dogs have strong jaws, sharp pointy teeth, and may bite in stressful circumstances. Young children and dogs of any breed should always be supervised by an adult and never left alone together.

Catahoula Leopard Dogs are assertive, strong dogs. They are affectionate and playful with their owners. They are very protective and not afraid of a fight, they generally get along with children, but should be supervised. They are tougher than most other shepherd dogs and can serve as pack leaders.

The proper Catahoula is not aggressive toward people. He is wary of strangers but never shy. With family members, he is loving and protective. Catahoula’s are excellent watchdogs and will bark a warning or otherwise go on alert at the approach of strangers. Treat them firmly but fairly. They do not accept mistreatment or physical abuse.

It is a natural instinct for a dog to have an order in its pack, therefore, the only way your relationship with your dog can be a complete success you must be the pack leader:

  • When we humans live with dogs,we become their pack
  • The entire pack cooperates under asingle leader
  • Lines are clearly defined andrules are set
  • Dogs communicateshis displeasure with growling and eventually biting
  • Humans MUST be higherup in the order than the dog.
  • The humans must be the onesmaking the decisions, not the dogs.

Schedule Feeding Time – Find your dog’s schedule so that you can work with that

  • Feed your dog on a regular schedule time, always within a half hour of the time

Schedule Water – Help your dog bee successful

  • Keep a schedule for water, however, you should design a schedule that fits you
  • Remove the water dish after the first feeding in the morning
  • After the night feeding, leave water dish for two hours, then take it up
  • Before your last walk for the night, put the water dish down about an hour before
  • Then walk your dog 45 minutes after he has had water. There will might be days where that might be an exception for water.

 Schedule Walking Time – Find your dog’s schedule, then gently move it to your schedule.

  • Start by taking the dog out every two hours for two days, if he goes every two hours,
  • Then take him out every three hours, for two days,
  • Until you reach the time frame you need – every six hours—eight hours etc

One accident in the house, there is a urine smell that the dog detects and his instinct to continue mark where he smells urine. This is how wild dogs let other dogs know that this territory is taken and for dogs not in the pack to go elsewhere. If your dog has an accident in the house, spray the area with 3 parts vinegar and 1 part water, brush with a soft brush, put a towel on top to absorb the liquid, then take it outside where you want him to go, take it out of the bag and put it on the ground, praise your dog when he goes outside.


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Worm Puppies Every 2 Weeks Till 12 Weeks Worm Every Month Till Six Months Pregnant & nursing momma’s wormed more After That Dogs should be wormed every three months
1ST DHPP Giardia Snap Test BloodTests Office Visit Fee – at least five Visits
2ND DHPP Heart Worm Snap Test Antibiotics Health Certificate
3RD DHPP Parvo Snap Test Ear & Eye Medication Skin Scraping
Bordetalla Fecal Test Flea & Tick Medication Transport
Rabies Ear Test X-Rays Spay / Neuter
Kennel Cough Booster Eye Test Dewormer Collars
Leptospirosis Corona Booster HW Pills Head Cones



Application instructions: click the link below to apply for adoption of this dog.

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Catahoula Quick Facts

  • weight: 55 – 80 pounds
  • height: 20 – 26inches
  • Life Span: 10 to 14 years
  • Color(s): Black, blue, yellow, red with our without patches

Ideal Human Companions

  • Likes Outdoors
  • Active Singles
  • Families

Trademark Traits

  • Active
  • Easy to Train
  • Easygoing
  • Gentle
  • Intelligent
  • Intelligent
  • Loyal
  • Playful
  • Protective


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  • Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs
  • Always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children to prevent any biting or ear or tail pulling on the part of either party.
  • Teach your child never to approach any dog while he’s eating or sleeping or to try to take the dog’s food away. No dog, no matter how friendly, should ever be left unsupervised with a child.
  • Children need to be taught how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children.
  • No dog should ever be left unsupervised with a child because often-young children don’t understand that a cute little dog, or any dog, might not want “love and kisses.”
  • Never let young children pick up a puppy or small dog. Instead, make them sit on the floor with the dog in their lap. Pay attention to the dog’s body language, and put him safely in his crate if he appears to be unhappy or uncomfortable with the child’s attention.
  • Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs.
  • Teach your child never to approach any dog while he’s eating or sleeping or to try to take the dog’s food away. No dog should ever be left unsupervised with a child.
  • Be prepared dogs will protect themselves
  • Most important, it is your responsibility to make sure that your children and the dog are supervised at all times and safe. You cannot leave it up to the dog, the dog is an animal and will behave like an animal. They rely on us to guide and protect them, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


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  1. Introducing Your Dog to a New Home
  2. Cesar’s House Rules
  3. How do I stop a dog from jumping?

Click the expand button in the lower right corner of each video to view full-screen. See Cesar Millan’s tips on dog behavior.


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RDVG wants to provide you with as much information as we can because some of our mix breeds you might not be familiar with. The below section on “About the Breed” offers information on some of the Breed Characteristics, Children & Pets, Behavior and Personality, Temperament and more.

It is important to point out that in addition to the breed, there is an enormous variety in the way a dog acts and reacts to the world around him. In the end, your dog’s preferences and personality are as individual as you are–and if you can accept that– then you’re bound to enjoy each other.

Children & Pets

Animal Behavior Guidelines

Many children, especially very young ones, do not realize that pets are living animals and not toys. Failing to teach a child how to handle pets properly can result in suffering on the part of the pet and, in some cases, injury to the child. Taking introductions slowly will allow you to introduce family dogs and your children safely

Puppy Behavior, Growth & Development

Each stage of Puppy Growth and development is fascinating; by the time it reaches its first birthday a puppy is considered a mature, adult dog. Puppy Growth rate is fast compared to humans, just compare a puppy of 8 weeks to a baby of the same age.

One of the most common questions asked about a puppy’s growth and development rate refers to the eventual size of the puppy. How big will the puppy grow? How can you determine the adult size of a puppy? A young puppy is tiny and cute – everyone loves puppies! But will the puppy be suited to your environment? How much exercise will be required for a full grown dog? Will the puppy be a suitable pet for children? The breed of the puppy will determine the answers to these questions. A general response to the size and growth rate of a puppy and the adult size of a puppy is therefore not possible – it needs to be specific to the puppy’s breed.

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Age 8-10 Months
Life Average 12-14 Years
Sex Male
Weight 31-40 lbs
Location Winnsboro LA
Breed Catahoula Cur
Altered Yes
Fee All Shots + Transport – 450
RDV # RDV601cpkw
Dogs Yes
Children 8 to 14
House Learning
Energy Medium
Fence Helpful
Crate Yes
Leash Yes
Car Yes
Personality Rambo enjoys going for walks, is very loving, friendly, and good-natured; likes to give kisses
Organization Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.
Name Kris
Phone 860.940.3350
Location Preston, CT
Email rescuedogvillage@yahoo.com
Facebook Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.
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