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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