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Catahoula Leopard Dog
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  • The Catahoula Leopard Dog has been assigned the Herding Group designation.
  • In 1979, the Catahoula Leopard Dog was named the state dog of Louisiana.
  • The Catahoula Leopard Dog has been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service since 1996.
  • Other names for the breed include Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog, Catahoula Cur, Catahoula Hog Dog and Catahoula Hound.
  • The Catahoula originated in North Central Louisiana in the geographic area around the Catahoula Lake from which it got its name.
  • Catahoulas have been taken to Venezuela to gather wild Brahman cattle on huge ranches.
  • In Canada, Catahoulas have competed successfully in sled dog racing.
  • The word Catahoula is of Choctaw Indian origin and is translated into English as "sacred lake." Just as the Choctaw word Chockahoula means "sacred home."




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