CATAHOULA LEOPARD DOG, state dog of Louisiana. Used primarily for herding cattle and pigs, the Catahoula is also an outstanding bay dog. Its’ origin is uncertain. According to one theory, indigenous “War Dogs” or “Red Wolf” kept by North American natives interbred with the Beauceron that 19th century French settlers brought to the New World. The French told of strange-looking dogs with haunting glass eyes that were used by the native peoples to hunt game in the swamp. (wikipedia)
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catahoula leopard dog. This breed has such unique markings.
Catahoula Leopard Dog (Catahoula Cur) can strike up to 15 ft.
"The Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog or Catahoula Cur is an American dog breed. It is named after Catahoula Parish in the state of Louisiana in the United States. The Catahoula is believed to have occupied North America the next longest after the dogs descended from Native American-created breeds. It is also called the "Catahoula Hog Dog", reflecting its traditional use in hunting wild boar."
You must be ready to teach and exercise a Catahoula. If not, he will eat your house. The Catahoula will not let you forget that you own a dog.--Don Abney
Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog is a beautiful dog with amazing coat and eyes. Very interesting !