At A Glance

Size: Medium

Weight: 50 - 90 lbs.

Height: 20" - 26"

Life Span: 12 - 13 years

Catahoula Leopard

Also know as: Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog, Catahoula Hog Dog, Catahoula Cur

Group: Herding

Origin: United States

Today's Role: Companion Dog

History and Facts: 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.

Temperament / Behavior
The Catahoula Leopard is loyal, loving, athletic, territorial and protective.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Hip dysplasia; deafness

Special Needs
Exercise: The Catahoula Leopard needs daily brisk exercise and plenty of room to roam.

Grooming: The Catahoula Leopard needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing.


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