Official dog of Louisiana, the Catahoula Leopard dog is hard working breed that was developed to catch and drive pigs and cattle to market. They were bred from Louisiana first settlers herding dogs and native American breeds. The result was strong, tough and fearless dog, which is Catahoula Leopard dog even today.
Catahoula Leopard dog is very gentle, loving and affectionate to their family but a little bit aloof towards strangers. But that can be a good thing, because they are considered as great watch dog. This dog needs strong leadership, because he is very independent and strongminded. Because of this, he is not recomended for fist time or novice dog owners.
Even today, they are more working dogs than pets. They just love to work and they are very versitale, so if you dont have pigs or cattle, dont worry, your Catahoula Leopard Dogs are good at all kind of dogs sports, including agility and obedience. But they will also love simple jogging with you.
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