The Catahoula Bulldog is a crossbred pet. Here is your informative A-list of Catahoula Bulldog. This dog breed has more than 100 years of history and consider as a very old American Breed. They are popular at southern United States. The first generation Catahoula Bulldogs are crossing between Catahoula Leopard dog and American Bulldog, whereas second generation is inherited may be 75%-25% mix in either direction. The “Catahoula” means clear water in Indian language. This dog breed was bred for two purposes. The first purpose is herding cattle and hunting hogs. The second purpose is hunting black bear. Today, Catahoula Bulldog is serving as working dog, protection dog, guard dog, hunting dog and family pet.
Facts about Catahoula Bulldog
- Temperament – The Catahoula Bulldog is an energetic, alert, intelligent, loyal and affectionate with family. They have strong protective instincts. They can get along with children and they eager to please their owner. The Catahoula Bulldog puppies should start their training and socialization in early stage. They are very alert to their surroundings and it makes them as an excellent guard dog. They take after the size of American bulldog and aggressive character, it make them become intelligent hunting dog.
- Appearance – The Catahoula Bulldog has a medium sized muscular body. The eye color is unique; it can come in brown, blue, ice, gold and emerald green. They may be come with a pair of button over type or rose type of ears. They have a rectangular shaped head and long tail. Their jaws are powerful. The coat is smooth and short. If they live in cold climate, the undercoat will be developing. The Catahoula Bulldogs are popular due to their beautiful coat color; it is inherit from Catahoula Leopard genes.
Catahoula Bulldog Breed Information
|Size||Medium to large|
|Height||61– 66cm (male and female)|
|Weight||34 – 46kg (male and female)|
|Colour||Pure white or merle coat white with black, tan and grey patches|
|Group||Hybrid Breed Dog|
|Life Span||10 – 14 years|
|Exercise Ability||They are energetic and daily walk is needed, let them run and roam around|
|Grooming Requirements||They require minimum brushing. They are light shedder.|
|Environment||Large fenced yard|
Some common health issue for Catahoula Bulldog is hip dysplasia, blindness or deafness.