ADOPTED ON 03-05-16 – You couldn’t find a better a better mom than Trixie. Although she was discarded by uncaring humans, as is too often the case, she selflessly took care of her 6 babies under a shed in a schoolyard, doing whatever she could to make sure they were ok. Trixie was most likely dumped because she was pregnant, a tragedy that could be avoided so easily by spaying or neutering. Regardless, she did what she had to do and took care of her babies for weeks until kind, caring people rescued her. She was very gentle as they dug underneath to retrieve her puppies, almost as if she knew they were there to help.

Today, Trixie’s temperament is still as sweet and gentle as that day. The only difference now is that she is warm, safe and at a healthy weight. She is great with children and other dogs. Trixie is settling in at her foster home and doing very well. Trixie did not let her heartbreaking experience change the way she acts with humans. She is cautious, but quickly becomes your best friend when she sees you will not abandon her.

Trixie demonstrated what a wonderful girl she is and now she needs a loving home. A home that will give her all the good things she deserves. She is truly a sweetheart and any family would be lucky to have her!

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The following is basic helpful information and does not reflect the personality of dog mixes.

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ABOUT THE BREED
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 family

CHILDREN AND PETS
Some describe the Catahoula as a great babysitter for kids. The Catahoula is suitable for families with children, but despite his family loyalty and protectiveness, all dogs should always be supervised in the presence of toddlers or young children.

Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children to prevent any mouthing, biting, or ear or tail pulling on the part of either party. Teach your child never to approach any dog while he’s sleeping or eating and not to try to take the dog’s food away. No dog should ever be left unsupervised with a child.

Catahoula’s get along well with other dogs. All adult dogs regardless of the breed, they may require more of an adjustment period before they welcome the company of another dog. To ensure the best relationship, choose a dog of the opposite sex. Make introductions in a neutral area away from your home.

TALK ABOUT CATAHOULA FROM THE OWNERS

PET COMPATIBILITY

I love this breed because they are very loyal and not aggressive.

  • I love this breed because they are very loyal and not aggressive.

~Erica G, owner of a Catahoula Leopard Dog

  • We just adopted our second Catahoula puppy and they are the laziest and low maintenance dogs I have ever owned, lol. We have fallen madly in love with the Catahoula breed but I have yet to see any working from these dogs! Lol

 ~Robin Lynn Williams, owner of a Catahoula

A LOVING FAMILY DOG

  • My boyfriend has had his Catahoula for four years and she is one of the sweetest dogs I know. She is very protective but so very loving at the same time. Since I’ve come to live with him she likes to stick close to me while he’s at work, and while we already knew she’d be great with the baby we’re expecting it’s comforting to see the facts back this up.

~Maryah M, owner of a Catahoula Leopard Dog

  • These dogs are loyal and offer the best protection. And they’re great with little kids

~Medusa, owner of a Catahoula Leopard Dog

GOOD WATCHDOG WHO LOVES CHILDREN

  • Our Catahoula/Bloodhound mix is the best of both worlds. She loves children and is an extremely good watchdog.

~Joan M., owner of a Catahoula Leopard Dog

They do not accept mistreatment or physical abuse.

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IMPORTANT POINTS ABOUT PACK LEADERS
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.

HOUSETRAINING
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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WHAT  THE ADOPTION FEE PAYS FOR 

Worm Puppies Every 2 Weeks Till 12 WeeksWorm Every Month Till Six MonthsPregnant & nursing momma’s wormed moreAfter That Dogs should be wormed every three months
1ST DHPPGiardia Snap TestBloodTestsOffice Visit Fee – at least five Visits
2ND DHPPHeart Worm Snap TestAntibioticsHealth Certificate
3RD DHPPParvo Snap TestEar & Eye MedicationSkin Scraping
BordetallaFecal TestFlea & Tick MedicationTransport
RabiesEar TestX-RaysSpay / Neuter
Kennel Cough BoosterEye TestDewormerCollars
LeptospirosisCorona BoosterHW PillsHead Cones

DISCLAIMER: THE BREED POSTED ON OUR DOGS’ BIOGRAPHIES ARE OUR BEST GUESS BASED ON SEVERAL YEARS OF DOG RESCUE. ADOPTERS WHO NEED TO KNOW THE EXACT BREED OF A PARTICULAR DOG MUST HAVE THE DOG TESTED AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE.

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

Age2 Years
Life Average10-14 Years
SexMale
Weight31-40 lbs
LocationWinnsboro LA
BreedCatahoula /
Purebred
AlteredYes
FeeAll Shots + Transport - 450
UTDYes
RDV#RDV658
DogsYes
CatsUnknown
ChildrenAll Ages
HouseLearning
EnergyMedium
FenceHelpful
CrateYes
LeashYes
CarYes
PersonalityTrixie’s temperament is sweet and gentle. She is great with children and other dogs.
OrganizationRescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.
NameKris
Phone860.940.3350
LocationPreston, CT
Emailrescuedogvillage@yahoo.com
FacebookRescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.

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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.
  • THIS IS YOUR JOB, NOT THE DOG

 

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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?

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