Although we do not have any history of our specific dog. Our Vet believes she is a Cattahoula Leopard Dog .We
have named her KORI. Whether she is full blooded I do not know it hardly matters to us as she is spade and our pet. I have
read many great web site which tell more information about this breed of dog. A web search gives lots of informaton. Maybe
someday I will be lucky enough to get another dog, in which case I would look for a purebred who is registered.
Kori doesnt really bark, she makes more of a low woof sound. She is attentive to her surroundings. Very gentle of mouth,,
and fast as heck when running around. I might add she is very agile also. She is 3 years old and makes a wonderful pet. I
have been reading up on her breed and love what I read about them.
|this is Kori
.The Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog, commonly referred to as a Catahoula, is
one of the truly most versatile dogs in the United States today. There is not a feat that this dog will not make an attempt
to accomplish. Widely known for its ability to herd cattle and hunt hogs (wild boar), the Catahoula has been used in every
aspect of work, hunt, and show that can be imagined, including Guard Dogs, Agility, Search and Rescue and Detector Dogs.
The Catahoula is a medium sized dog with a muscular build. The Catahoula female
should stand approximately 21-23 inches at the withers, with males standing approximately 23-25 inches at the withers. The
average weight of the Catahoula female is 55-65 lbs., while males average 65-75 lbs.
This smooth coated dog with its webbed feet is capable of working in any terrain.
Having evolved from the swamps of Louisiana, the Catahoula is at home in soft, marshy areas but adapts well to rough and rocky
ones. The Catahoula can adapt to a wide variety of environments. In the short course of seven days, the Catahoula can adapt
from warm/hot temperatures to a cold/frigid climate. Care should be taken in making any environmental changes, and the dog
should be monitored for any signs of stress.
Catahoulas are very loving and loyal, but are very protective of whom and what
they think they own. Once a Catahoula has grown into a family, it's hard to tell whether the family owns the Catahoula or
the Catahoula owns the family. When a child and Catahoula grow together, you'll never have to worry about that child. The
Catahoula becomes a natural baby-sitter, and no harm shall come to that child without the Catahoula making an attempt to prevent
The Catahoula is a natural guardian of its property and ever vigilant.
No one can approach the home where a Catahoula lives without the occupants' knowing someone is there that doesn't belong.
I like to refer to them as alarm dogs, because the Catahoula will sound off a barking alarm to tell of a stranger's presence.
The Catahoula can be kept as a house dog, but it must be kept in mind that this working breed needs exercise. At least
one hour of running exercise each day is required by a Catahoula. If you fail to exercise him, rain or shine, he may eat your
house. This is not a dog that will let you forget him
Information taken off web site of Abney Catahoulas.
Kori, looking so sad or is it hopeful?
Kori has many toys already. She especially loves to carry about a sheep skin fur object I made for her. She doesnt much
care for swimming in the pool. She does however gaze into it frequently as if she is considering going in on her own.