Why I Love Catahoula Leopard Dogs.

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The Catahoula Leopard Dog is an American dog breed. Originating from the swamps of Louisiana, they get their name from the Catahoula Lake. This breed is used for hunting game and are often called “hog dogs.”

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They have a wide range of coat colors and lengths. Usually, they have a short to medium fur length. The Catahoula Leopard Dog is also commonly known for their “spotted” coat. Some coat colors include:

  • Black
  • Brindle
  • Red Merle
  • Black Merle
  • Yellow
  • Red

Photo by: @kora.the.catahoula

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3.

This breed is incredibly intelligent. They will need a lot of mental and physical stimulation to release their energy. They also love to work and would benefit from having a job to do! These dogs can handle vigorous exercise and will love you for it.

4.

They have some of the prettiest eyes I’ve ever seen! The Catahoula Leopord Dog is known for having striking eyes, and multi colored eyes. Their eyes can range from solid light blue to having one brown and one blue eye! This is called Heterochromia. The most popular eye color for them is a very light blue, almost looking white or grey.

Photo by: @catahulacrazy

5.

These pups are light shedders. Compared to your German Shepherd or Poodle, they are a breeze! Since Catahoulas have a short coat, shedding isn’t all that bad. Brushing will also keep this as bay.

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The Catahoula Leopard Dog is a great watch dog! Not many people know this, because they are usually talked about for their hunting abilities. They are very wary of strangers and have a territorial instinct.

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They are a healthy breed. Every dog will have it’s problems, but generally, Catahoulas are not prone to many diseases or life threatening conditions. With a proper diet and exercise, you can expect your pal to live for 10 to 14 years.

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The perfect size. If you don’t have the patience for a big dog, and aren’t really fond of small ones either; the Catahoula might be just right for you! They are considered a medium size dog. They can weigh anywhere from 30 to 60 pounds. The males are usually a little bigger than the females.

Mixed Breeds of the Month | November 2019

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Rescuing a “mutt” or “potcake” is one of the most rewarding things you can do. These dogs are counting on you to save them from the traumatic reality which is their life.

Border collie + Labrador Retriever + Flat-coated retriever

Photo by: @balder_the_mixedbreed

Ibizan Hound + German Shorthaired pointer + Brittany Spaniel

Photo by: @muffinslllife

Shar pei + Beagle

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English bulldog + Beagle

Photo by: @puppy_princess_peach

american pit bull terrier + German shepherd dog

Photo by: @brunobearthemutt

Labrador Retriever + Poodle + English cocker spaniel

Photo by: @joyaracena

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German shepherd dog + Labrador retriever

Photo by: @apollo_1026

Siberian husky + Pomeranian

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australian cattle dog + Border collie + Rat terrier

Photo by: @grizzytheacdmix

Best of Border Collies.

“A house without a Border Collie is clean, quiet, and tidy……. BUT NOT HOME!

– Anonymous

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A wide variety of colors!

The Border Collie can have several different coat colors! They have one of the largest ranges for a breed standard. All coats colors are beautiful, but here are a few!

Black & WhiteBlue Merle TricolorBrown & White
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One of the smartest breeds.

An amazingly gifted dog is an under-statement! These pups are excellent with training and understand more than the regular dog. They require a lot of mental stimulation to keep them occupied. Some might say they are “workaholics!”

Photo by: @sammiethebordercollie

Great herding dogs!

Border Collies were meant to be working dogs, especially herding. They are incredible athletes and need to be exercised daily. These pups have a high energy level and are great in agility also!

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Recognized as a breed at the end of the 20th century!

It wasn’t until 1995 that the Border Collie earned it’s breed title. They were a little late to the party ranking as the 139th breed! They definitely have gained more popularity over the years than some other breeds. It is no surprise that you can spot them instantly!

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Loyal until the end.

Commitment runs deep in the veins of a Border Collie! These dogs are dedicated to succeeding and put their all into everything they do! Their hard working characteristic makes them a dedicated dog.

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Golden Retrievers: 10 Best Dog Quotes.

Love between a dog and a human is always a mutual thing! At least it should be. This list is as close to the love we share as written-ly possible.

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1. “Dogs are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole.”

– Roger Caras

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2. “No one can fully understand the meaning of love, unless he’s owned a dog.”

– Gene Hill

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3. “There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.”

– Ben Williams

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4. “No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich.”

-Louis Sabin

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5. “If I could be half the person my dog is, I’d be twice the human I am.”

– Charles Yu

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6. “I think dogs are the most amazing creatures, they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.”

-Gilda Radner

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7. “Dog’s lives are too short. Their only fault, really.”

– Agnes Sligh Turnbull

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8. “The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.”

– Andy Rooney

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9. “To ERRR is human – to forgive, canine.”

– Unknown

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10. “The bond with a dog is as lasting as the ties of this Earth can ever be.”

– Konrad Lorenz

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Mixed Breeds of the Month | September 2019

“Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong.”

W.R. Purche

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There are several benefits from owning a mixed breed dog.

  • They have longer life spans than pure bred dogs.
  • Usually from a shelter, you are making room for more homeless dogs.
  • More genetic variety.
  • No need to worry about diseases caused by inbreeding.
  • Less costly adoption fees.
  • No one will have a dog like yours.
  • Overall healthier dog.

French Bulldog + Pug

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PIT BULL + Chihuahua + German Shepherd

Photo by: @ezrathepitty

Catahoula Leopard Dog + Black Mouth Cur

Photo by: @bruiserthehoula

Pit Bull + Bull Dog + Terrier

Photo by: @dexthepitmix

Labrador Retriever + Collie + Australian Shepherd

Photo by: @doegees_life

Belgian Malinois + Dutch Shepherd

Photo by: @adamae.the.malinios.mix

Labrador Retriever + Greyhound

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Vizsla + Cocker Spaniel

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Cocker Spaniel + Shih Tzu

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Corgi + Rottweiler + Cattle Dog

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Carolina Dog + Husky

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Australian Shepherd + German Shepherd + Husky

Photo by: @theworldofrussell

Why Shih Tzus are AMAZING Dogs.

“Those who teach the most about humanity aren’t always human.”

– Donald l Hicks

1.Cuddly

Shih Tzus are the perfect size and fluffiness for a nice cuddle. There fur is just like your favorite blanket or teddy bear…. (but even better.) Not to mention they are superb lap warmers!

2. Friendly

These cuties are social butterflies! It isn’t hard to win over there love and affection, especially when holding a tasty treat. They are the true definition of a “man’s best friend.”

3. Loyal

Undeniable one of the most devoted dogs. Shih Tzus are known to be wonderful companion dogs, and have a royal legacy stemming from over 2,000 years ago. No matter where you are in the house, expect them to follow.

4. Toy Sized

Usually, small dogs have a longer lifespan than larger dogs. Their small stature allows them on average 10 to 16 years. Shih Tzus commonly weigh anywhere from 9 to 16 pounds. That leaves plenty of room for adopting more Shih Tzus!

5. Great Family Dogs

Looking for the ultimate family dog? Shih Tzus are not only great with adults, but they also love kids! Small children are welcome since they have little to no prey drive. Their companionship never fails!

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6. Loving

Whenever you’re feeling a little down, they are right there. Shih Tzus are extremely involved in their familie’s life, and will never leave your side! Where ever there’s a tear, a lick is sure to follow.

“We just can’t get enough of Teebo, everyday he has something special to show us. Our lives changed for the best when we got our little lion.”

@helloteebo

7. Intelligent

Don’t let their cuteness fool you, they have both looks and brains! This breed is known to be one of the easiest and quickest to train. (if properly done.) They have very good focus and can even participate in agility training.

8. Quiet

Despite rumors of small dogs being yappy, Shih Tzus rarely bark. They’d much rather be cuddled up next to their favorite human. They are easily content and usually only bark if there is a problem.

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9. Adorable

This should be self-explanatory. These little lions are incredibly cute! Resembling a cute stuffed animal, these dogs are sure to draw attention towards themselves. Whether they have a thick long coat for the winter, or a freshly trimmed coat during the summer there’s no doubt they are good looking pups!

10. Strong-willed

Some might say stubborn, but they don’t know what they’re talking about. Shih Tzus are more of an independent dog. They have always had a high stature and were commonly referred to as “holy dogs.”