CLIMBING DOG-LOUISIANA CATAHOULA LEOPARD DOG. CATDOGS!

CLIMBING DOG – LOUISIANA CATAHOULA LEOPARD DOG

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This fun,super energetic dog is a working dog breed and originated from the Catahoula Lake  region in central Louisiana.

Temperament

Enthusiastic working dog with  a high energy level

Agile ,athletic ,highly intelligent, superb working dogs

Territorial and are more ‘ primitive psychologically’ than other dog breeds.

Often called ‘catdogs’ because of their intuitive behavior and climbing skills.

HEALTH

The Catahoula carries a gene that makes this breed more prone to deafness .Hip dysplasia occurs more frequently with the Catahoula.

Catahoula  is an Indian word meaning “clear eyes”  because of the blue eyes that Catahoulas have, but it also means “ clear lake” in Choctaw Indian.

Inherent nature to herd and needs to be outdoors since the Catahoula needs to burn off energy by running.However this breed needs to be indoors as well and treated as a companion dog. They do not fare well left alone and definitely should not be left outdoors for long periods of time.

Because the Catahoula is an assertive breed ,this breed is not well-suited to novice dog parents.They are not aggressive but if attacked can stand their ground and defend their property.

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  7 comments for “CLIMBING DOG-LOUISIANA CATAHOULA LEOPARD DOG. CATDOGS!

  1. June 1, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Eerie eyes!

  2. June 5, 2012 at 3:51 am

    I’ve heard of this “climbing” dog but didn’t know if it was true. Interesting 😀

  3. July 20, 2012 at 1:45 am

    stunning looking dog!

  4. July 26, 2012 at 4:10 am

    I have had two of these wonderful dogs and the present one is 1/2 Lacey 1/2 catahoula. Great combination but a climbing fool!

  5. July 28, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    thanks for stopping by my blog today. Interesting piece on cat dogs. My sister has lived in LA for many years and I have never heard of the catdog. Dianne

  6. July 30, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    I’ve known a couple Catahoolas who were just super cool dogs. Not at all aggressive, smart, and faithful.

  7. September 30, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Loved seeing this post. My grandson is a wildlife biologist and keeps three catahoulas as hunting dogs for his hunting business. Very nice dogs.

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