About Legion the Catahoula/Australian Mix
- Status: Adopted!
- Adoption Fee: $275
- Species: Dog
- General Color: Merle
- Color: Merle / Merle
- Current Size: 55 Pounds
- Current Age: 5 Years (best estimate)
He 1 years old. Its a Catahoula leapord/ aussie dog. He has all the characteristic of the Catahoula dog. He was given to foster of ours because the owner was not doing well fiancially and couldn't care for him properly.
This is what she had to say about him:
-He likes to growl talk (its a sign of affection not aggression)
-He likes to jump oand pull on your clothes to get our attention or play with you
-He has lot of energy and loves to play
- Loves to play frissbee and to play with empty water bottles
-Loves to cuddle with people and has a wonderfully funny personality
-Will jump at first for his food but if she tells him to sit he will wait for his food and water
-Loves ice cubes
-He is a big puppy at heart and with alot of love to give
According to www.dogbreedinfo.com, the Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog is believed to have originated from Nordic Wolfhound being introduced some three to five hundred years before the Spanish arrived - However, no one will really know for sure. The state of Louisiana is cited as the point of origin, particularly the area of Catahoula. In 1979, the breed was designated the state dog of Louisiana. The Catahoula was named after a Parish in Northeastern Louisiana and after the mottled spots on its coat. At one time this breed was used to round up feral pigs and cattle -- livestock that had escaped, and was living in woods and swamps. It involved team effort that is highly coordinated and organized, fast paced, dangerous, and a marvel to watch. The ideal dog team usually numbers three, and they must work together. Otherwise, the one pig can kill all three in a matter of minutes. Each dog has to be aware of what the pig and the other two dogs are doing and react accordingly. Hunters sometimes used the Catahoula to trail and tree raccoons, but this dominant breed is more at home acting the thug with obstinate boars. This dog is used particularly on the difficult task of driving and rounding hogs and unruly cattle. The Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog is independent, protective, and territorial. Loving with their family and all people they know well and reserved with strangers (this would include strange children). They need to make up to a person, not a person make up to them. Of course there are temperaments on both sides of this, but this is for the average dog. They mature right around 2 and it is as if a light goes on and they say to themselves "I am an adult now and I need to act grown up." This breed's reservation with strangers should not be noticed in a pup, but will show as the dog matures. Although affectionate with his master, the Catahoula is not recommended for the casual pet owner who is uninterested in allowing the dog to function in his intended capacity. For the right owner, this is a protective yet dominating canine. Signs of timidly on a leash should not be taken as cowardness, but the intolerance for strangers. This breed needs a dominant owner who shows strong leadership. They have of life expectancy of 12-13 years.