As an old saying goes, “Every dog has its day.” While all our friends, the barkers were held on Independence DaySome dog breeds have their very own pet holidays named in their honor! honored Catahoula leopard day, take place in April 8, We have found some interesting facts about this breed!
Funny quiz about Catahoula
Meaning “sacred lake” in the Choctaw language, the word Catahoula was chosen as part of the breed’s name in honor of the dog’s place of origin, Catahoula Parish in Louisiana.
The Louisiana leopard Catahoula is the official dog of the state of Louisiana! This breed received this honor in 1979.
A mysterious breed, the history of the Catahoula Cheetah is unclear. This breed can be traced back to the mid 1700s, with a combination of herding dogs known as the Beauceron and Native American wolves.
Over the years, Catahoula Leopard Dog is also known as Catahoula Cur, Catahoula Hog Dog, Catahoula Hound and Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog.
Catahoula coats come in a variety of colors, including blue, in different shades such as red, brown, golden brown, silver, black or a combination of several shades. Although the spotted variant of the Catahoula coat may be best known, the coat of this breed can also be brindle or solid.
A zydeco-inspired tune with The Bellamy Brothers’s toe and tail wagging, “Catahoula” is a tribute to Hog and features several Catahoulas.
In 2007, Louisiana Catahoula was named the official mascot of Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana. The first dog to hold this title was called the Skeeter.
Famous Catahoula Pet Parents
Several stars shared their hearts and homes with the Catahoula Panther, including:
Actor Sylvester Stallone, who greeted Barney (his character’s name in box office success The Expendables) during movie shooting.
Actress Anna Paquin, who has a barking friend whom she named Banjo.
Country music player Thomas Rhett, who had a Catahoula called Kona. Here’s a look at the male singer with his four-legged family:
Although not on the list of animal companions, President Theodore Roosevelt is known for the skill of the Catahoula Dog when he embarks on hunting expeditions.
Catahoula dog rescued
If you are a future pet parent considering the possibility of bringing a Catahoula Cheetah into your family, please consider adopting a pet!
There are Catahoula leopard dogs in shelters and at rescue organizations across the country waiting for a permanent home.
Some rescuers specialize in helping this particular breed Janeen’s Catahoula Dog Rescue and Rescue Catahoula in New England: Houlas and the healers among them.