Leopard Dog or Catahula is from Louisiana, USA. The northern wolfhound is considered her ancestor. However, not all researchers agree with this.
This breed received its name in honor of the County County, where it was especially popular. Animals helped farmers graze cattle and pigs. By the way, on the hunt, these dogs showed themselves quite successfully. Today, catahoula, unfortunately, is not very well known and not particularly common outside the United States.
The Leopard Dog is a calm, balanced and intelligent breed. She clearly divides people into “us” and “them”. He is indifferent to strangers, does not show aggression and, moreover, cowardice. But with “their” open, affectionate and friendly. Nevertheless, the main thing in her life is one leader the owner, to whom the dog obeys unconditionally.
Catahoula training is not an easy process. A beginner in cynology is unlikely to be able to cope with it he will need the help of a professional. It is very important to establish contact with the pet so that he hears and obeys the owner. Catahoula motivation is not only a treat, but also praise, especially from a beloved owner.
As a rule, Catahoula interacts with animals without conflicts. In any case, if the neighbor is peaceful, then the dog will be friendly. The leopard dog will not stand aggressive neighbors and will surely show who is the main one in the house.
In general, Katahula is a friendly breed. But, despite this, she needs early socialization. Already at the age of two or three months, the puppy must be acquainted with the outside world, otherwise Katahul will react nervously to dogs and cats. However, this applies not only to the pets of this breed. Socialization is one of the most important stages of raising every dog.
As for the talents of the nanny, it cannot be said that a leopard dog is a good choice for a family with a small child. It is best got along with schoolage children who know and observe the rules of conduct with pets.
The short wool of the leopard dog does not require special attention from the owner, to care for her easier. It is enough to comb the pet once a week, wipe it with a towel or wet hand. During the molting period, the procedure should be repeated more often two to three times a week. It is also important to monitor the ears, claws and teeth of the animal and brush them in time.
Conditions of detention
Leopard dog is not a room dog. Representatives of this work breed are still most often found on farms. Accustomed to live at large, in the apartment they do not feel too comfortable. However, if the owner has time for a long time to walk with a pet in a park or in the forest, there should be no problems. The dog can be occupied with various commands, alarm or, for example, running.