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Catahoula Leopard Puppies

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Rachel
Feb 17 ·
Catahoula Leopard Puppies

The Catahoula Leopard Dog is a purebred dog breed. This doggo goes by a few other nicknames, such as the Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog, Catahoula Cur, or the Catahoula Hog Dog. It’s unknown when this dog breed was first developed, but it comes from the United States. Initially bred for herding and wild hog driving, this dog breed is independent, loyal, and watchful today. If you want to learn more about Catahoula Leopard puppies, then keep reading.

Where to get Catahoula Leopard Puppies

If you want to get this dog breed, you can begin your search with your local animal shelter or breed rescue organization. These dogs are looking for forever homes and may have been here for a while. Often, these dogs are found as strays, or their previous owners surrendered them. Emerald…

So, it’s a good idea to adopt and not shop. You can gain a new furry friend while providing a forever, loving home for a dog. These places might have Catahoula Leopard puppies, adults, seniors, or mixed breeds available for adoption.

On the other hand, if you have your heart set on getting a puppy and want to know the dog’s background, you can go through a reputable one. This doggo is purebred and is recognized by the American Kennel Club. So, you can begin your search for ethical breeders on the AKC Marketplace.

For example, you’ll be able to tell the good breeders from the rest because they’ll do the following:

  • Health screen and genetically test the parents before breeding to ensure it’s safe and healthy to do so (then get the puppies tested)
  • Have health documents and family tree history available for you to bring home upon adoption
  • Allow the parents and litter to live in their house as part of the family without the use of kennels (aside from crate training)
  • Socialize and train the puppies as early as possible
  • Ensure the puppies are up to date with all of their vaccinations

In addition, the breeder will be open and honest with you, being able to answer all of your questions about anything. They’ll also want to meet with you in person to get to know you and so you can meet the parents and the litter.

So, if you find a breeder that doesn’t do the above, then you’ll want to avoid working with them. These breeders might be backyard breeders or puppy mills, and they don’t breed the dogs in healthy or safe conditions. Also, they’re more interested in making a profit rather than finding the puppies good homes.

The Cost

The average coat of Catahoula Leopard puppies is between $600 and $900. However, this price can vary depending on the breeder’s location, the breed’s popularity, the time of year, or the number of puppies in the litter.

Appearance

Catahoula Leopard puppies will grow to be large dogs. For example, they can grow about 22 to 24 inches tall and weigh between 50 and 95 pounds.

In addition, they have a short and smooth coat that can come in many different coat colors and markings, such as:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Blue Merle
  • Brindle
  • Chocolate
  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Red Merle
  • White Merle
  • Yellow Merle
  • Tan Markings
  • White Trim

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Temperament

Catahoula Leopard Dogs are loyal and affectionate with their family members. Also, they’re great around young children, other dogs, and meeting new people. They are also great watchdogs and will bark to alert you of anything. Otherwise, they’re a relatively quiet breed.

However, as with all dogs, this breed needs early socialization and training. Luckily, they’re easy to train since they’re eager to please their owners.

Finally, they have high energy levels. As a result, they’ll need a bigger house with a fenced-in yard rather than an apartment to live in. 

Catahoula Leopard Puppies – Veterinary Needs

You’ll want to bring this pup to the vet a few times for the first year. You’ll be able to keep track of their growth and development and keep them up to date with their shots and boosters.

Then, for each year after that, you can bring them to the vet at least once a year for their annual checkup. Luckily, this breed is relatively healthy. However, they are known to get eye problems.

With proper care, the Catahoula Leopard Dog has an average lifespan of about ten to 14 years.

Diet

You can provide this doggo with high-quality kibble or canned wet food from a commercial dog food brand or homemade dog food. However, be sure to get your vet’s approval first and ensure the food is appropriate for their breed size, age, weight, and metabolism. 

Grooming

When it comes to grooming, this dog breed is relatively low-maintenance. You’ll only need to worry about bringing them to a professional grooming salon about once every three to four months for a good cleaning. Alternatively, you can bathe them as needed at home.

In addition, they shed a little bit, as well. So, you’ll want to keep up with brushing their coat at least once a week. Finally, be sure to keep up with brushing their teeth, trimming their nails, and cleaning their ears regularly.

Catahoula Leopard Puppies – Photos

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Rachel is a stay-at-home pet mom, caring for her dog, cat, turtle, tortoise, and fish. She's a content writer in various niches but most notably in the pet field, educating pet parents on the health and wellbeing of their furry friends. When she's not writing, she's reading, playing video games, or organizing something.
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