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Catahoula Bulldog

Catahoula Bulldogge, American Mastahoula


The Catahoula Bulldog is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog and the American Bulldog. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses. The Catahoula Bulldog has tight skin and a very short, smooth coat. In most cases the Catahoula does not have an undercoat but may develop one if it is living in a seasonal or colder climate. Ears come in rose type or button over and are sometimes cropped for a noble look. Eye color can come in brown, ice blue, gold, emerald green or a combination of all of these. Coats come in a wide variety of colors from merle to pure white.

Though utilized as a hunting, working, and guard dog, Catahoula bulldogs are often companion animals. They are said to be loyal and devoted to their people and to have strong protective instincts; they are generally calm though also alert to their surroundings.

Size Large
Height 24-26 inches (61-66 cm)
Weight 75-100 pounds (34-46 kg)
Lifespan 10-14 years
Colors Black Black and Tan Brown Gray Red White
Origin United States
Classification Cross Breed
Good Lapcat
Good In Apartments

Will do ok in an apartment if sufficiently exercised.

Good With Children

Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.

Good With Dogs

Good With Cats

Exercise Needs

The Catahoula Bulldog will be happiest with a job to do and regular long daily walks. This is a high energy breed and should have a large area for play in addition to their walks.


The Catahoula Bulldog is an intelligent breed that will learn quickly and is eager to please. They do require a firm pack leader that exhibits consistency. It is necessary when walking your Catahoula Bulldog that they heel either behind or beside you. A dog allowed to lead is a dog who believes he is in charge. A Catahoula Bulldog is a large breed, and so it could be potentially dangerous for this breed to believe he's running the show.



Grooming Requirements

Low Maintenance: The Catahoula Bulldog requires very little attention in the grooming department. You should brush them on occasion to remove dead hair, but the Catahoula Bulldog's short, smooth coat sheds very little. They will need a bath only when necessary.


Minimal Shedding: Recommended for owners who do not want to deal with hair in their cars and homes.



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