More about her breed:
Cali is a Cathoula Leopard dog, a breed that has been called independent, protective, territorial, energetic, inquisitive, gentle, loving and intelligent. They are loving and affectionate toward its caretakers, but are reserved around strangers. Because of this, they are great watchdogs. They have a very strong work ethic and can be quite driven in its goals.
The origin of the name “Catahoula” is unknown, although there are several guesses. The origin of the dog is most likely from the dogs known to Native Americans and the greyhounds brought to Louisiana by Hernando de Soto in or around 1541. Since then, not much was recorded about these dogs other than that they were named as the State Dog of Louisiana because of its historical importance and significance to the area.
Fenced In Yard would be best:
They are excellent in hunting, but when they are not used in that way, they need to be given a daily walk, jog or run. It is a good idea to have a large, fenced-in area in which they can run and play. If they do not get adequate activity then they will tend to chew things, dig, or bark loudly or constantly.
Let’s Talk Obedience Training
It cannot be emphasized often enough that dogs, especially pack dogs, need to have a dominant trainer. It needs a trainer who understands that humans become part of a dog’s pack, and that the human must be the leader of the pack so that there will be a mutually beneficial relationship.
Characteristics or more information on this breed.
They tend to be average in dealing with children.
They are average in terms of dealing with cats.
They are below average in dealing with other dogs.
They are average in being able to be trained.
They have the capability of shedding very little.
Catahoula Leopard Dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
They are above average in intelligence.
It is very easy to groom them.
They are average in terms of popularity (other than in their home state of Louisiana).
They are somewhat adaptable.
They are not hypoallergenic.
So, now that you know a bit about the breed, here is specific info about Cali. She tends to be a bit timid, she is vocal. She enjoys playing with other dogs in the dog yard. She has been great in her crate and appears to be house trained. She is underweight and we think she has been hit. She loves her foster dad and wiggles her butt and gives him kisses. She is sweet, smart and a bit hard headed.
Adopt this one if you are up to this breed and want a great dog but are willing to put in the resources needed to get there.
Cali is available for adoption. If you are interested, please fill out an application and email it to us as an attachment. Click here for adoption application