The Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog once known as The Catahoula Cur is a medium to medium-large versatile, top rated working dog breed . It originated in a region of the Catahoula Lake in central Louisiana and is the official dog of Louisiana. Catahoula Leopards are extremely agile and athletic, territorial, naturally protective of "their property". They are more primitive psychologically than most breeds and need consistent obedience reinforcement. They are enthusiastic working dogs with a high energy level.

Some call them "Catdogs" because of their intuitive behavior and sixth sense, and... their ability to climb trees.

The Catahoula Leopard dog's history begins in the year 1539 when a Spanish explorer named Hernando De Soto began his exploration for gold and treasure in what is now the southern United States.

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