Catahoula Leopard Dog


The Catahoula Cur is an American dog breed named after Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, United States. After becoming the state dog of Louisiana in 1979, its name was officially changed to Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog. The breed is sometimes referred to as the "Catahoula Hound" or "Catahoula Leopard Hound" because of its spots, although it is not a true hound but a cur. It is also called the "Catahoula Hog Dog", reflecting its traditional use in hunting wild boar.


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Coat Colors

The recognised colors of the Catahoula Leopard Dog are: black, white, and brown.

Life Expectancy

The Catahoula Leopard Dog has a life expectancy of 10 to 13 years.

Height and Weight

The Catahoula Leopard Dog typically weighs between 45 to 80 pounds, placing it on the heavier end of dog breeds. It's typically 18 to 25 inches in height.
Gender Weight Range Height Range
Male 55 pounds - 80 pounds 20 inches - 25 inches
Feamle 45 pounds - 70 pounds 18 inches - 24 inches

Food Consumption in Cups

The Catahoula Leopard Dogwill require on average 2.0 cups of dog food daily for proper nutrition.

Catahoula Leopard Dog Photos

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