Size: Medium / Large
Weight: 50 - 90 lbs.
Height: 20" - 26"
Life Span: 12 - 13 years
Health Problems: Hip dysplasia; deafness
Origin: United States
Also Known As: Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog, Catahoula Hog Dog, Catahoula Cur
Category: Companion Dog
The Catahoula Leopard needs daily brisk exercise and plenty of room to roam.
The Catahoula Leopard needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing.
The Catahoula Leopard is loyal, loving, athletic, territorial and protective.
Compatibility with Kids
Protectiive of children
This domesticated Native American breed may be descended from Carolina Dogs and from the Nordic Wolfhound. It was named the Louisiana state dog in 1979.