Welcome to our guide to the Catahoula Bulldog.
The Catahoula Bulldog is a mix of two different breeds, the Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog and the American Bulldog.
The DogExperts.info website aims to ask questions to breeders, vets and experienced owners to get the answers to your most frequently asked questions about the Catahoula Bulldog breed of dog.
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Why Choose a Catahoula Bulldog?
What type of owners buy a Catahoula Bulldog?
What in your opinion are the best things about the Catahoula Bulldog breed?
Why do you think the Catahoula Bulldog is special?
What are your favourite things about the Catahoula Bulldog?
Are you glad you choose to buy a Catahoula Bulldog and not another breed?
How would you describe the Catahoula Bulldog temperament?
What advice might you give to people thinking about whether they should buy a Catahoula Bulldog over other breeds?
History & Origins
What are the history and origins of the Catahoula Bulldog?
About The Breed
What colors of Catahoula Bulldog are most popular?
What does the Catahoula Bulldog look like?
What are the pros/cons of the Catahoula Bulldog breed?
What can a new owner expect in terms of differences between the Catahoula Bulldog and other breeds?
Do they attract a lot of interest and curiosity from the public?
What type of typical personality does the Catahoula Bulldog have?
Is it possible to describe a fairly typical Catahoula Bulldog?
What is the breed standard/description for the Catahoula Bulldog?
Were there particular colors people preferred and that maybe you focused on?
Are there any downsides to owning a Catahoula Bulldog that prospective owners should be aware of?
Is the Catahoula Bulldog breed of dog suitable for first-time dog owners?
Some breeds can be described as greedy and prone to weight issues, would this apply to the Catahoula Bulldog?
What are the key differences when compared to other breeds?
Is the Catahoula Bulldog breed suitable for a person or family that are out at work all day?
Some owners seek a breed suitable for barking and offering a guard dog role – how does the Catahoula Bulldog match up to that role?
Are there myths about the Catahoula Bulldog – in other words do new potential owners come to you with misconceptions about this breed?
We asked a number of breeders in the UK and America what essential advice they would give to new owners of Catahoula Bulldog puppies and this is what they said:
What types of questions do you get once owners get their Catahoula Bulldog home?
Can you tell us something most owners would not know – tips, secrets etc from your years of experience?
What is the typical temperament of a Catahoula Bulldog, so people know what to expect from their new pet?
When fully grown how much on average does a Catahoula Bulldog weigh?
When the Catahoula Bulldog is full grown in size what is the maximum height and length expected to be?
Is the Catahoula Bulldog ever crossed or mixed with other breeds of dog?
Does the Catahoula Bulldog smell or drool a lot?
Do you have a Catahoula Bulldog growth chart?
What breed group does the Catahoula Bulldog come under?
What type of coat do they have?
Can they swim?
What does the movement of the tail show, does it mean they are trying to ‘talk to us’ or give us some message?
Are there some types of people that you can suggest the Catahoula Bulldog is not suitable for, perhaps families?
How is the Catahoula Bulldog with children?
Do you think the Catahoula Bulldog is suitable for families with young children?
How does the Catahoula Bulldog get along with other (existing) pets and do you have any tips or advice for new Catahoula Bulldog owners in terms of successful integration?
Is it better to buy one Catahoula Bulldog or two?
Should prospective new owners be aware of any differences between males and females?
Would the Catahoula Bulldog be suitable as a guard dog?
Can I leave my Catahoula Bulldog during the day while I go to work?
What is the expected average lifespan of the Catahoula Bulldog?
In terms of life expectancy, how long on average would the Catahoula Bulldog breed live to?
Food & Diet
Do you have any special feeding routines or diet?
Do you have any feeding advice or brands that you prefer?
How to handle the Catahoula Bulldog puppy to start off – how much food, what type, how often?
What feeding routines and types of food/supplements do you recommend?
What to buy in terms of equipment? Bowls etc
Do owners need to consider supplements for their Catahoula Bulldog?
How about for older dogs?
Buying – How Much Do They Cost?
How much did your Catahoula Bulldog cost to buy?
Can you offer advice to people looking to buy a Catahoula Bulldog and how much should they spend?
What advice would you offer new Catahoula Bulldog owners?
What types of people are buying the Catahoula Bulldog and why?
Where can I buy Catahoula Bulldog rescue dogs or find a Catahoula Bulldog for adoption? Please note that buying or searching for a ‘cheap’ Catahoula Bulldog can be false economy as they may have health issues that cost you far more in the long-term – always buy from a good and responsible breeder!
Do I need public liability insurance or a license?
How would you describe the Catahoula Bulldog puppy to potential new owners?
What types of owners are best suited to owning a Catahoula Bulldog?
What colors and sizes are most popular?
Are there things new owners do that perhaps frustrate you?
What can people expect when they become a new owner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Catahoula Bulldog?
As a Catahoula Bulldog breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
Are there specific times of the year that you breed?
Choosing a puppy from a litter, what advice could you offer potential new owners in terms of selecting ‘the one’?
How long does it take to housetrain/potty train a Catahoula Bulldog?
When can you take them out in public and how do you handle them around other dogs?
Will they run off – when is it safe to let them off the lead?
We invite you to email us your Catahoula Bulldog’s pictures, in particular we are looking for photos showing Catahoula Bulldog puppies at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 weeks old as well as early pictures such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 months old to a year old.
Do they have any nicknames or does the Catahoula Bulldog have popular names?
If my Catahoula Bulldog is pregnant what might the litter size be?
Could the Catahoula Bulldog be dangerous around young children?
How do you deal with a problem barker – any tips and advice to new owners?
How do you prevent a Catahoula Bulldog biting?
How do you prevent a Catahoula Bulldog chewing?
How do you stop a Catahoula Bulldog jumping up?
Does the Catahoula Bulldog have an issue with excessive digging?
Why does my Catahoula Bulldog keep growling and barking?
Is there a reason my Catahoula Bulldog dog is often scratching excessively?
Do they suffer from separation anxiety and how can I prevent this?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what can you say about the Catahoula Bulldog and their exercise needs and do you have any tips or advice for new Catahoula Bulldog owners?
As a breeder of the Catahoula Bulldog , do you prefer a collar or harness?
As an expert of the Catahoula Bulldog breed do you prefer a standard leash or retractable?
Can you offer any dog walking tips for Catahoula Bulldog owners?
Playtime & Tricks
What games and toys can you recommend for the Catahoula Bulldog?
Are there toys you suggest avoiding?
How intelligent is the Catahoula Bulldog compared to other dog breeds?
How much can they understand?
Do you have any special grooming routines or tips and advice for new Catahoula Bulldog owners?
How much time is involved?
What accessories are required to be purchased for grooming a Catahoula Bulldog?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning maintenance of nails?
How much do Catahoula Bulldog shed and how do I maintain their hair and how often?
How can I prevent or cure ear infections?
Do you have any tips for eye care?
Is the Catahoula Bulldog a hypoallergenic breed?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning cleaning and bathing your Catahoula Bulldog?
Can you offer new Catahoula Bulldog owners advice concerning fleas and maybe products you use in treatment and prevention?
What advice and tips could you offer to owners who might wish to follow your path in showing the Catahoula Bulldog?
What started your interest in showing the Catahoula Bulldog?
If a new owner perhaps wanted to meet other owners or find out more – perhaps they have an interest in joining a local club or maybe they wonder how they can start showing their Catahoula Bulldog – where would they begin?
Can you offer any advice to others who may be wondering if they can also start showing?
How would an owner know they have a show-quality Catahoula Bulldog and how would they start off?
Can you give away any of your secrets?!
Is showing very expensive and why do you think people like to do it?
What do judges look for in a winner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Catahoula Bulldog?
What official organisations are there for the new Catahoula Bulldog owner and what benefits or services do they provide?
In buying a Catahoula Bulldog, can you offer advice and tips to new owners?
How did you go from being an owner to getting into breeding?
Do you think the breed’s popularity has increased, decreased or remained the same?
How did you progress to becoming a breeder and why focus on breeding the Catahoula Bulldog out of all the breeds you could have chosen?
What do you think makes the Catahoula Bulldog special to you?
Are there things that you see owners doing that frustrate you?
As a breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what is it like to train a Catahoula Bulldog and do you have any tips or advice for new Catahoula Bulldog owners?
How should new owners approach bringing a new Catahoula Bulldog home, any advice and tips you can give?
Should I allow my Catahoula Bulldog to sleep in my bed or elsewhere in the house?
Do you recommend crate training and how long does this take?
Should my Catahoula Bulldog sleep in a kennel or crate?
Health is always a major concern when buying a dog, do you have any advice for new Catahoula Bulldog owners to be aware of in particular?
Are there any health-related tips you can give to owners?
What sort of health issues should owners be on the lookout for?
What is the recommended schedule for vaccinations for your Catahoula Bulldog?
Can you offer any advice on how to treat and prevent worms?
What type of health issues can a Catahoula Bulldog have and how do you deal with preventing these?
Why does my Catahoula Bulldog have diarrhea?
Do they suffer from itchy and sensitive skin and if so why?
Why is my Catahoula Bulldog vomiting and do I go to the vets?
When should I take my Catahoula Bulldog for vaccinations and which ones do they need and how often?
How often will my Catahoula Bulldog be in heat?
Should I consider getting my Catahoula Bulldog spayed or neutered and when and how much does this cost and what are the benefits?
My Catahoula Bulldog is limping, what should I do and should I go to a veterinarian surgeon?
Do they suffer from allergies?
Why is my Catahoula Bulldog not eating?
How much does it cost to insure my Catahoula Bulldog?
What healthcare issues or diseases might be excluded from companies that provide Catahoula Bulldog dog health insurance?
What age would you class as an ‘older or senior’ Catahoula Bulldog?
Do you notice any changes in their behaviour?
What changes in food and diet would you suggest making for an older Catahoula Bulldog?
Do you feed any supplements to an older Catahoula Bulldog – or anything else which helps them as they age?
Are there any health issues particular to a senior Catahoula Bulldog dog?
Do you have any advice for owners of an older/senior Catahoula Bulldog or tips you can pass on?
Here is an interesting video on the Catahoula Bulldog.