Catahoula Bulldog

The Catahoula Bulldog is a crossbred (not a purebred dog); it is a cross between the Catahoula Leopard Dog and the American Bulldog for a specific purpose. (Al Walker of Animal Research Foundation states: The Catahoula Bulldog is recognized as 50% Catahoula Leopard and 50% American Bulldog in the first generation cross. In succeeding generations it may be 75%-25% mix in either direction.The 75%-25% cross should not be exceeded to maintain the desirable characteristics of each breed.
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The Catahoula Bulldog is a medium to large size dog weighing in at 34-45.3 Kg (75-100 lbs). The height is 55-66 cm (24-26 inches) at the shoulders.
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The dog has the American Bulldog's muscular build with tight skin and a very short smooth coat. Normally it does not have an undercoat but usually develops one when living in seasonal or colder climate.
[1] Catahoula Bulldogs come in a wide variety of colors due to the Catahoula Leopard genes. Both pure white and merled coats white with grey, black and tan patches and blotches; some have very large areas of color and smaller patches and spots are common.
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The eyes can be a soft to dark brown, amber, ice blue, emerald green, gold or any combination of all of these including
heterochromia. Ears can be a rose type to button over and are sometimes cropped. The Catahoula Bulldog tends to use the ears in a very expressive manner.
They can be white, black and white, black, brown, brown and white and sometimes even black and brown.

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A red/tan female Catahoula Bulldog 75% Catahoula Leopard and 25% American Bulldog
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The tail can be long or a natural bobtail.

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Though utilized as a hunting, working, and guard dog, the Catahoula Bulldog makes an excellent companion. They are loyal and devoted to their people and have strong protective instincts; they are generally calm though also alert to its surroundings.
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