Sunday, August 23, 2015

Breed Profile Series 3 of 7: Catahoula Leopard Hound

Breed Profile Series 3 of 7: Catahoula Leopard Hound

For the third part of our seven part series, we are going to focus on the Catahoula Leopard Hound aka the Catahoula Cur.  This dog is an excellent hunter & herder dog!  Fun fact: former president Teddy Roosevelt hunted with a Catahoula Hound! 


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Catahoula Leopard Hound
Life Expectancy
12-13 years
General Appearance
WIDELY Variable. Coats of assorted colors & patterns (red, blue, tri-color, etc). Eyes are often multi-color & have a "cracked glass" appearance.. Eye colors can range from:blue, brown, green, gray, or amber. No particular eye color is typical of Catahoulas
Height
Weight
20-26 inches
50--95 lbs
Temperament
Highly intelligent & energetic, even tempered. They're very protective & natural alarm dogs. They are also great family dogs, but do not do well with isolation, they need their play time!
Health Issues
deafness & hip dysplasia 
Exercise Requirements
NOT a low maintenance breed. This dog loves it's playtime and needs at the minimum, daily walks, if not romps in the yard! Since this is a great family dog, this fellow will  love playing with the kiddos.
Grooming Requirements
Coats range from slick/ wash & wear, to coarse, or wooly/ double coated.

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