Catahoula Bulldog

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Catahoula Bulldog History

The Chattahoochee is a black and tan-colored, medium-sized, short-coated American working dog. The Catahoula is a descendent of hounds brought by the first French settlers to Louisiana, along with French Mastiffs and Barbets. The first mention of the English Catahoula is in the book “The Sportsman’s Repository” in 1886. The 1886 book gives a description very similar to the modern Catahoula. In 1890, a book entitled “The Old Plantation Kennel” was published; in it, the author makes reference to a ‘Catahoula Leopard’. According to this book, the ‘Leopard’ was a cross between a “large, powerful, square-chested, low-stepping, white, mastiff-type hound” and a “small, smooth-haired, spotted” hound. By 1894, the “Old Plantation Kennel” described that “the catahoula leopard” had grown into “a distinct variety,” and described its characteristics as follows: “Not a biting, but a very mischievous animal, with a lively but dignified carriage…”

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Catahoula Bulldog Physical Characteristics

The Chattahoolie is a small, medium-large, muscular, strong, and sturdy, short-coated, and non-shedding breed of dogs that originate from Louisiana and Mississippi. They have a rectangular head, distinct muzzle, and wide-set eyes. They have pointed, erect ears. Its body is compact. Its tail is docked to 2 or 3 inches. The breed has a thick, straight, and coarse hair that ranges from 3 to 4 inches in length. The hair is longer and denser around the neck. The coloring of the Chattahoolie is typically fawn, mahogany, or red.

Eye Colors

Blue, Brown

Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Black, Brown, White, Gray, Pied

Height Range

Male Height Range: 24 – 26 inches

Female Height Range: 24 – 26 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 75 – 100 lbs

Female Weight Range: 75 – 100 lbs

Catahoula Bulldog Health

Description of breed health.


10-14 yrs

Catahoula Bulldog Health Concerns

Usually Very Healthy, None

Catahoula Bulldog Temperament and Behaviour

The Catahoula Bulldog is an intelligent and alert breed of dog. They are confident and self-assured, but are also friendly and devoted to their owners. They are athletic and agile, and love to play and run in open spaces. They get along well with children and other pets, but can be aggressive with other male dogs and may chase small wild animals.

Catahoula Bulldog Activity Requirements

The Catahoula is a relatively new breed that was developed in the 1960s. They are commonly used as cattle and hunting dogs. They are known for their intelligence, obedience, and strength. Because they were bred to be working dogs, most Catahoula Bulldogs have a lot of energy. They need at least an hour a day of exercise and will benefit from more. They are smart and energetic, so they need both physical and mental stimulation. If you are looking for a high-energy dog, the Catahoula might be a good match for you. They are an intelligent, obedient, and strong-willed breed that is always up for a challenge.

Miles Per Day

14 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Catahoula Bulldog is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Catahoula Bulldog is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Catahoula Bulldog is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Catahoula Bulldog is part of the Unclassified group.

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