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Leopard Dog

Leopard dog

Breed Name: Leopard dog

Leopard dog is an independent and protective dog. This breed dog can be reserved with strangers. They are companion dogs and do poorly in isolation. They are having webbed feet and can swim well.

Nicknames: Catahoula hog dog, Catahoula Cur, Catahoula hound

Origin: United States

Ancient Use: Traditional use in hunting wild boar

Type: Medium-sized dog

Built: Strong boned

Appearance: Leopard dogs are found in different colors like red, blue, black and grey color etc. They have crackled eyes which are blue or blue-white in color. They are having long and whip like tail. They are having spots on their body.

Temperament: Loving and protective

Height: Males 22 to 26 inches, Females 20 to 24 inches

Weight: 50–90 pounds

Average Life: About 12-13 years.

Species: Herding

Barking Status: Discriminating barkers

Family Dog: Some do well while others do not. It all depends on how much time an owner spends with the dog. They need proper attention.

Preferable Temperature: Cold

Active Breed: Yes

Member of: UKC, AKC

Socialization Status: Yes

Health Status: Catahoulas are generally healthy, but like all breeds, they can be subject to certain health conditions like Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD) and Deafness.

What to Feed:

Recommended daily amount: 3 3/8 to 5 1/8 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.

How to Care:

  • Needs daily walk, jog, hike or run
  • Needs free fenced-in yard to run
  • Needs bath a couple of times of year
  • Needs good brushing once a week and nails should be trimmed often

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Swati takes pride of being a dog lover. Her current passions include blogging, writing and collecting dog pictures of various breeds. She is an active member of stray dog care society.

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