Catahoula Bull Terrier

He is not recognized by the F.C.I.

Origin
U.S.A.
Translation
Francis Vandersteen
The Catahoula Bull Terrier was created in the late 1930s by crossing the Catahoula Leopard Dog with the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. The aim was to create a strong, robust and agile hunting dog. By the mid-70s, the breed was considered extinct and fell into oblivion.

It wasn't until the last decades of the 20th century that a new breed of these dogs began to emerge. Since then, the breed has become increasingly popular in the USA. However, the Catahoula Leopard Dog and the English Bull Terrier were crossed for today's new breed. Outside the USA, the Catahoula Bull Terrier is virtually unknown.

The original breed came in a series of merle colors. Today, however, it is mainly white and brindle.

The coat is short and smooth, with no undercoat. They were originally bred for hunting.

These dogs are friendly and playful with their own families. They have a more or less pronounced hunting instinct. With foreign dogs, this can create problems if there is a lack of socialization.

Formerly used as a hunting dog, today's Catahoula Bull Terrier is considered a companion dog. The sporty, spirited dog is suited to certain canine sports.

Due to the high percentage of bleach in their coat color, some dogs suffer from skin problems and deafness.

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