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Catahoula Bulldog

History

The Catahoula Bulldog is said to have originated 100 years ago in the south of US. It is a hybrid between the American Bulldog and the Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog. They were developed because the ranchers wanted a breed that has endurance and agility of the Catahoula Dog with size, weight, and strength of the American Bulldog.

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Facts About Catahoula Bulldog
Breed Group Hunting, herding, catch dog, bulldog, molosser
Breed Type Crossbreed
Country of Origin The USA
Other Names Catahoula Bulldogge
Size Medium to large
Height 24-26 inches
Weight 75-100 lbs
Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information IDCR, ACA, DRA
Shedding Average
Hypoallergenic No
Litter Size 5-10 puppies
Color Black, brown, white, black and brown, black and white, brown and white; black with tan patches; white with grey
Life Expectancy 13-15 years
Coat Short, smooth; may develop an undercoat
Price $500-$700

Temperament and Personality

Catahoula Bulldog is a laid back dog but can be alert and aggressive when necessary. It is always suspicious of intruders and will warn its owner if they sense any danger. Since they are devoted and protective towards their family members, they make excellent companion dog and are eager to please people. They are tolerant of children and can be compatible with other dogs if raised with them.  It tends to express itself with the help of the ears.

Care

Exercise

The dog requires 40-60 minutes of daily activity which includes daily walk, run, and fun play. Engage its mind in sports like fetching, catching the ball, agility, etc. to keep them fit mentally and physically.

Grooming

Catahoula puppies have short hair, it requires brushing once a week to avoid dirt. Bathe them 2-3 times a year, but excessive bathing can take away natural oils from the skin. Trim its nails regularly and keep its teeth clean to prevent infection.

Health Problems

Being a healthy breed, Catahoula mix pets do not suffer from any health issues but can inherit some problems from its parents. They include canine hip dysplasia, problems of the kidney, cherry eye, entropion, thyroid disorder, ectropion and bone cancer.

Training

It is an intelligent breed, so teaching will be a little more comfortable for the trainer. They require firm, consistent and a strong leader to train them to socialize and be well mannered. Take them to dog parks or events where they can meet up new people and other pets. To control its hunting instinct, begin with leash training while going out.

 

Feeding

Provide the catahoula leopard dog mix pets with four to five cups of high-quality dry dog food split into at least two meals every day.

 

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