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Catahoula Bulldog - Information on Dog Breed, Breeders, Puppies, Size, Nature and Temperament


The Catahoula bulldog is a cross between an American Bulldog and a Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog, hence it is not considered to be a pure bred dog.  The Catahoula bulldog is also part of the designer breed of dogs that Catahoula dog breeders are breeding.



The Catahoula bulldog has existed for at least the last 100 years. The origin of this name Catahoula bulldog comes from a word that means ‘clear water’ in Indian language. The Catahoula bulldog mix is usually born without any undercoat.



However, as the climate gets colder there are chances that the Catahoula bulldog may actually develop an undercoat. The ears of this dog are usually cropped, or come as button over, or rose types. Their eye color can vary from gold, ice blue, emerald green to brown.



The coat of the Catahoula bulldog can vary in color from pure white to merle.  

Catahoula Bulldog Puppies, Size, Nature and Temperament


Catahoula bulldogs are very often used as working dogs, hunting dogs and also as guard dogs. The Catahoula bulldog is also quite popular because of the companionship offered and the great loyalty of these dogs. The Catahoula bulldog temperament is for the same reason characterized by its protective instincts. In terms of temperament and demeanor they are calm but alert dogs. The Catahoula bulldog is a strong and intelligent dog breed and Catahoula bulldogs are often used in hog hunting. In terms of size the Catahoula bulldog is as large as the American Bulldog, with strong jaws, robust legs and heavy torsos. The reason the Catahoula bulldog was first bred was because many ranchers in Southern United States wanted a dog that could serve the dual purpose of catching hogs and herding them as well as hunting the black bear. For this reason the American Bulldog and Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog were cross bred. Catahoula bulldog puppies are great company for children and can be very loyal to them. The Catahoula bulldog can live and play with other animals and pets around the house, a trait that makes them easy to house and quite adaptable. Despite the great potential for discipline these dogs do not necessarily sit and wait for a command to be given, which is why dog training is very important. They have the ability to assess a situation themselves and can also concentrate on doing a job without getting distracted by external stimuli. Catahoula bulldogs can be extremely obedient however, and will follow instructions implicitly.
 
  Submitted on October 7, 2011