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American Leopard Hound
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The American Leopard Hound is one of the oldest tree dog breeds in the Americas. The breed was officially organized in 1960 with the formation of the American Leopard Cur Breeders Association. Along with many other strains of curs, the Leopard had its foundation in the back hills, farms and deep woods of rural America. Some of the ancestry of the Leopards is known and some is not and there will always be a certain level of mystery concerning the complete history of the development of the American Leopard Hound breed. It has certainly provided a great many tree dog enthusiasts with an ample supply of enjoyment picking apart all of the old stories and leads concerning the ancestry and development of this fine breed of ours. For those of you who are doing some window-shopping, the typical Leopard is a medium sized dog that moves a track with an open voice. Most Leopards run a track with above average speed and many run their tracks head-up whenever possible. The types of voices you'll hear from the Leopards vary at least as much as their coat colors. The average Leopard would seem like quite a smarty among the other Hound breeds and that intelligence is one of their very best attributes.

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