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Catahoula Leopard Dog


The Catahoula Leopard Dog derives its name from the Catahoula Parish in the state of Louisiana. They have a lifespan of 10 to 14 years and weigh between 16 and 37kgs. They have an average height of about 55cm. They are known to be energetic, loving, gentle and inquisitive yet still very independent.

Adult Size

  • Large
  • Medium

Amount of Shedding

  • Sheds Little
  • Sheds Normally

Appropriate Environment

  • Doesn’t Do Well in Apartments
  • Fenced In Yard
  • House
  • Invisible Fenced Yard

Behavior if Left Alone

  • Doesn’t Like Being Left Alone

Breed Group

  • Herding Group

Coat Length

  • Medium Coat
  • Short Coat

Coat Quality

  • Hard Coat
  • Smooth Coat


  • Black
  • Blue
  • Brindle
  • Brown
  • Chocolate
  • Merle
  • Red
  • Tan
  • White


  • Drools Occasionally

Energy Level

  • Energetic
  • Very Energetic

Exercise Needs

  • Needs Lots of Exercise
  • Needs Regular Exercise

Full Grown Height

  • 21-23″
  • 24-26″

Full Grown Weight

  • 51-55lbs
  • 56-60lbs
  • 61-65lbs
  • 66-70lbs
  • 71-75lbs
  • 76-80lbs
  • 80-90lbs

General Health

  • Healthy Breed

Good Choice for New Dog Owners

  • Not a Great Choice for Your First Dog
  • Poor Choice for Your First Dog

Good Dog for Cold Weather?

  • Doesn’t Do Well in Cold Weather

Good Dog for Hot Weather?

  • Doesn’t Do Well in Hot Weather

Good With Children?





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