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Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog

This rare breed has become a show favourite in recent years and is also making a comeback as a family dog due to its obedient and pleasant nature.

Origins

It is generally believed that the Louisiana Catahoula Leoparden originated from the Nordic Wolfhound around four hundred years ago. As the name suggests, the breed originated in the state of Louisiana in the USA and was designated the Louisiana state dog in 1979. It was named after the parish of Catahoula, which is situated in north-eastern Louisiana and was originally used to herd and round up cattle and feral pigs that had escaped. The dog worked in teams of around three to perform this highly skilled task, which required a large amount of speed and agility.

Body Type

This breed features a deep chest with good lung and heart capacity as well as strong boned and solid legs. The...

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