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What is a Catahoula Leopard Dog?

Catahoula Leopard Dog traits

Louisiana Catahoula, Catahoula Cur, Catahoula Hound
Herding
22-24 inches
40-100 lbs
10-14 years
Catahoula Leopard Dog characteristics
Lifespan
5 yr 20 yrs
Grooming needs
Occasionally Frequently
Good with kids
Needs lots of supervision Ready to play
Good with cats
Likely to chase Hey, new pal!
Training aptitude
Headstrong Eager to please
Full-grown size
Teeny tiny Super size
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We'll also keep you updated on Katara's adoption status with email updates.
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Katara

Catahoula Leopard Dog Plott Hound

Female, 4 yrs 3 mos
Los Angeles, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Katara is the definition of a love bug. She loves to meet new people, go on leisurely walks, and play with her dog friends. Katara is a laid-back girl that will steal your heart the moment you meet her. After starting off her journey as a puppy-mom, she's ready to be spoiled in a home of her own with her very own family! If you think you have room in your family for this wonderful girl, please reach out to an adoptions specialist today!
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Schmidt

Catahoula Leopard Dog American Pit Bull Terrier

Male, 1 yr 9 mos
Los Angeles, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Not good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Schmidt is a friendly guy who enjoys spending time with people and with dogs. Schmidt can be a little nervous at first when he meets new people, but he warms up easily with baby talk and tasty treats. Schmidt would benefit from continued confidence building and positive reinforcement. If you'd like to meet this sweetie, please fill out an adoption application today.
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Sweet Romeo

Catahoula Leopard Dog Bull Terrier

Male, Young
Los Angeles, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Handsome Romeo is a gem! He's super and handsome and very sweet. Romeo and his girlfriend were abandoned in the streets of Los Angeles. But he hasn't lost trust in humans. He loves to hang out by your side, whether you are watching TV or working on your car. Romeo is affectionate and adorable. He likes to go on walks but he's happy to just sunbathe in the yard. Please contact Ingrid (310) 480 6030 pcdrapps@yahoo.com If you'd like to meet this cutie, please fill out our adoption application: http://www.pcdogrescue.org/online_application.html
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Darrow

Catahoula Leopard Dog

Male, Puppy
Woodland Hills, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
SUPER sweet, smart, loving, cuddly and beautiful Catahoula-mixed [we think - genetic test pending] 5-6 month old male neutered puppy. Had to get him out of the shelter and want to find him a great home. Very close to fully potty trained, already knows sit. Likes treats. Bonds fast and sticks to you like glue. Still does not love being alone but we are working on that. I will cover food, transport, medical [getting over Kennel Cough] for the right home! A true love that would want nothing more than to be around his people and attack them with kisses. Please reach out to me to discuss and meet.
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Cheyenne

Catahoula Leopard Dog

Female, Senior
Acton, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Not good with kids, Good with dogs, Needs special attention, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Cheyenne is a 7 year old deaf Catahoula Leopard Hound mix. She came to us from a kill shelter in Alabama. She’s a beautiful girl who is a bit on the shy side, gentle, and she has lived with other dogs. Oh, and she’s a looker, too, with those bright blue eyes and merle coat. Cheyenne is a graduate of our Group Training Class, Basic Obedience. We wouldn't recommend that Cheyenne live with children, she prefers a quiet adult household. She would do best as an only dog. We're not sure about cats. To meet Cheyenne, please fill out an application for adoption:   http://www.deafdogrescueofamerica.org/adoption-application.html      Please note that we are unable to respond to inquiries, emails or phone calls. Our adoption process starts with completion/submission of an application for adoption. All applications are reviewed as quickly as we can, and our adoption process is not first come, first served. We select our adoptive homes according to what our dogs/puppies require. If you are selected as an appropriate match, you will be contacted to set an appointment to visit the Ranch and meet Cheyenne.  June 3, 2024, 6:17 pm
We'll also keep you updated on Ying Yang's adoption status with email updates.
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Ying Yang

Catahoula Leopard Dog Basset Hound

Female, Adult
Acton, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Not good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Arriving from a family situation, Ying Yang is very high strung and a gentle calm household would be best. Fearful of strangers, this girl gets along well with other dogs, but takes a while to warm up to humans. If you think Ying Yang or any of her hound friends here at Daphneyland might be a good fit for you submit an application at www.daphneyland.com
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Frequently asked questions

Catahoula Leopard Dog Basics

Learn about about Catahoula Leopard Dog basics like where Catahoula Leopard Dog come from, how many different types of Catahoula Leopard Dog you can find, and what other breeds mix with Catahoula Leopard Dog.

The Catahoula Leopard Dog, also known as the Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog or Catahoula Cur, is a dog bred to hunt a variety of game, herd livestock, and guard property and family. Catahoula Leopard Dogs are medium to large-sized dogs with coats that come in many colors and patterns, including a spotted leopard pattern, from which the breed name is derived.

There is one type of Catahoula Leopard Dog. However, different lines or strains within the breed may exhibit slightly different characteristics. Some breed enthusiasts might refer to specific lines or strains of Catahoula Leopard Dogs based on coat color, working ability, or geographic origin. However, these distinctions are informal and not universally recognized as separate types or varieties of the breed.

Breeds that are commonly mixed with Catahoula Leopard Dogs include Mastiffs, Labrador Retrievers, and American Bulldogs. Characteristics of a Catahoula Leopard Dog mix can vary widely depending on the specific breeds involved, the individual dog’s genetics, and its upbringing. A few common Catahoula Leopard Dog mixes include:


  • Mastahoula (Catahoula Leopard Dog + Mastiff)

  • Labahoula (Catahoula Leopard Dog + Labrador Retriever )

  • Catahoula Bulldog (Catahoula Leopard Dog + American Bulldog)

  • Pooahoula (Catahoula Leopard Dog + Poodle)


Catahoula Leopard Dogs typically live between 10 and 14 years. However, individual lifespans can vary based on factors such as genetics, diet, exercise, healthcare, and overall lifestyle. Providing proper care, regular veterinary check-ups, a balanced diet, and maintaining a healthy weight can contribute to helping dogs of all breeds live long and healthy lives.

No, Catahoula Leopard Dogs are not rare in terms of being critically threatened as a breed. However, Catahoula Leopard Dogs are more commonly seen in regions where they have a strong historical presence, such as Louisiana and parts of the Southern United States. Outside of their traditional territories, Catahoula Leopard Dogs are less common.

Catahoula Leopard Dogs are from Louisiana. They are the only dog breed native to the state. No one is certain as to the exact origins of the Catahoula Leopard Dog, but one theory is that Native Americans bred their dogs with the bloodhounds and greyhounds brought over by Hernando de Soto in the 16th century, resulting in the modern Catahoula Leopard Dog.

Yes, Catahoula Leopard Dogs are a rare breed. However, Catahoula Leopard Dogs are more commonly seen in Louisiana and parts of the Southern United States.

Catahoula Leopard Dog Appearance

Learn about about the Catahoula Leopard Dog general appearance like their size, colors, and grooming needs.

Catahoula Leopard Dogs are medium to large dogs. Adult Catahoula Leopard Dogs weigh between 50 and 95 pounds and are about 22 to 24 inches tall. Males are usually larger and heavier than females.

Catahoula Leopard Dogs come in many colors, including leopard (a base color with contrasting spots of one or more other colors), solid (blue, red, chocolate, or black), merle, brindle (a light or dark base coat color with contrasting stripes), patchwork (one predominant solid color with one or more random patches of different colors and shades), and tricolor.

Yes, Catahoula Leopard Dogs shed, but the extent of shedding can vary among individuals depending on coat type and the season. Catahoula Leopard Dogs have a short to medium-length single coat that is dense and ranges in texture from smooth to slightly coarse. Although they are not considered heavy shedders compared to some breeds, Catahoulas shed year-round with seasonal increases during the spring and fall.

Yes, Catahoula Leopard Dogs have webbed feet, which is advantageous for the work they were historically bred to do in the swamps and marshes of Louisiana. The webbing between their toes acts like a natural paddle, allowing them to move through water with ease and agility.

Catahoula Leopard Dog Temperament

Learn about about the Catahoula Leopard Dog temperament and how well they fit into your lifestyle, home environment, and family.

Catahoula Leopard Dogs are not incessant barkers, although they might bark to alert to perceived danger or changes in their environment. As with any dog, they can be discouraged from barking as frequently with proper training and exercise.

Yes, Catahoula Leopard Dogs can be good with older kids, but whether an individual Catahoula is good with kids depends on the dog’s temperament, socialization, and training, as well as the supervision and guidance provided by responsible adults. 


With proper care and attention, many Catahoula Leopard Dogs can be wonderful companions for families with children. As with any breed, always supervise interactions to keep the child and dog safe.

Yes, Catahoula Leopard Dogs can be good family dogs under the right circumstances. Though strong-willed, these dogs are even-tempered and incredibly devoted family companions and look after children as though they were their own young. However, these high-energy dogs require an active lifestyle and make great pets for very active families who understand the breed’s need for physical stimulation.

Yes, Catahoula Leopard Dogs can be good with cats, but this largely depends on the individual dog. Some Catahoula Leopard Dogs are not good with cats, especially if they have a strong prey drive. Some Catahoula Leopard Dogs form close bonds with cats and even become protective of them. It’s essential to monitor interactions between Catahoula Leopard Dogs and cats and intervene if necessary.