Category: Working Dogs
Facts of Catahoula Leopard Dog, "Scientific name for Catahoula Leopard Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". Catahoula Leopard Dog is a dog breed that is native to the United States. The Catahoula Leopard Dog breed is named after the American state in the Louisiana State, Catahoula Parish. Actually, the original name of the Catahoula Leopard Dog breed was Catahoula Cur and its name was officially changed as the Catahoula Leopard Dog after it was declared as an official dog of the Louisiana State during 1979. Sometimes, the Catahoula Leopard Dog breed is commonly called as the Catahoula Leopard Hound or the Catahoula Hound, even though it is not an exact hound, but a cur. The Catahoula Leopard Dog is also referred to as the Catahoula Hog Dog, imitating its conventional use in the wild boar hunting.
The Catahoula Leopard Dog is a working dog, and it has been primarily bred for temperament and skill, rather than for looks. Consequently, the physical traits of the Catahoula Leopard Dog breed are rather diverse. The Catahoula Leopard Dog breeds may vary in size to a great extent with male dogs averaging somewhat bigger than the female Catahoula Leopard Dogs. Male Catahoula Leopard Dogs have a maximum height that ranges from 22 inches to 26 inches (56 cm to 66 cm), whereas the females have a maximum height between 20 inches and 24 inches (51 cm and 61 cm). Both male and female Catahoula Leopard Dogs carry a body weight that ranges from 50 lbs to 95 lbs (23 kg to 43 kg).
The coat of a Catahoula Leopard Dog is short to average in length and the texture of the coat of this dog breed may demonstrate some discrepancy, being polished or painted-on, coarse, shaggy, or woolly. The Catahoula Leopard Dogs come in a lot of different colors, in addition to red merle, blue merle, brindle, as well as solid colors. Habitually, the solid coat dogs have small splatters of other colors, like white on their legs, face, or on their chest. The leopard-like fur of nearly all Catahoula dogs is the consequence of the merle genetic material. Usually, the merle DNA does not have an effect on the whole coat of the dog, but it dilutes the color only in some areas that arbitrarily present the feature of the gene. Visually, white color coats seem unchanged.
The Catahoula Leopard Dog breed may contain marbled glass or cracked glass eyes and happens when both glass and colored parts are available in the same eye. Marbled or cracked eyes are blue-white or blue in color. Catahoula dogs with two marble or cracked glass eyes are habitually mentioned as having dual glass eyes.
The Catahoula Leopard Dog has an elongated, whip-like tail that reaches past the hocks of the rear legs, otherwise, bobtail. The interrogation mark tail is a widespread tail feature, frequently with a white tip. Though nearly all dogs of the Catahoula Leopard Dog breed have webbed toes, their feet have more famous webbing that extends approximately to their toe ends. This foot offers the dog the skill to work in swampy areas and offers them immense swimming skill. Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
The Catahoula Leopard Dog breeds are highly clever and active. They are self-assured, but not violent by nature. Generally, these dogs are very raged and male dogs are inclined to be more obnoxious than the females, but the Catahoula Leopard Dogs are extremely serious regarding their job if they are the working dogs. The Catahoula Leopard Dog breed makes an excellent family dog, but it will not bear being secluded. When this dog is raised with kids, it believes that it is his or her job to take care of and defend those kids. The Catahoula Leopard Dogs are defensive and alarm dogs naturally.
The average lifespan of the Catahoula Leopard Dog ranges from 10 years to 14 years.
A Catahoula Leopard Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Catahoula Leopard Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the Catahoula Leopard Dogs eye protected and moist. Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
A Catahoula Leopard Dogs can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Catahoula Leopard Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
Only humans and dogs have prostates, But a dog doesn't have an appendix. Catahoula Leopard Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people.
Catahoula Leopard Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. A dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Catahoula Leopard Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Average body temperature for a Catahoula Leopard Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A Catahoula Leopard Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants).
all Dogs are direct descendants of wolves
Catahoula Leopard Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 and they will panting a lot
A Catahoula Leopard Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
The number one heath problems amongst Catahoula Leopard Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Catahoula Leopard Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult dogs have 42. Female dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Catahoula Leopard Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month. Female Catahoula Leopard Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born