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Catahoula Leopard

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

Group: Herding

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The Catahoula Leopard needs daily brisk exercise and plenty of room to roam.

Grooming Needs

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.