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Catahoula Leopard Dog Dog For Adoption in Porter Ranch, CA, USA

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Date Listed: 12/26/2015
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Breed: Catahoula Leopard Dog
Gender: Female Female
Nickname:

Brena

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Brown/Chocolate
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 12/26/2015
Location: Porter Ranch, CA, 91326
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Catahoula Leopard Dog Dog For Adoption in Porter Ranch, CA, USA

Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs No
OK with Cats No
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Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
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  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Catahoula Leopard Dog (short coat). DOB: January 2011 Breed/Coloring: Catahoula Leopard Dog Mix Size: Brenna weighs about 55lbs and is full grown History: Brenna and her littermates were dumped at a Ventura shelter when they were three months old by a backyard breeder. We rescued them from there right before they would have been euthanized. Personality: Brenna has a LOT of energy and is very sweet with people. She can be very affectionate and is SUPER willing to please people. She is very smart and would do well with proper training - maybe even some Agility Training :) Training: Brenna has not really had much opportunity to be trained because she has been kenneled most of her life. She will need work on housebreaking, basic obedience, and leash. We strongly recommend starting her off with crate training and an in-home consultation with a trainer. We are prepared to lower her adoption fee to offset the cost of an in-home trainer. As smart as she is, we don't think that it will take her long to become a fantastic member of any household. Would Do Best: Brenna would do best as an only-dog in a home with a large yard space. She needs a family that will spend time on her training and that has some experience with training a larger, young dog. Please read about her breed and their needs here: http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/catahoula.htm Vet Record :All of our dogs are currently vaccinated, spayed/neutered and microchipped prior to adoption. Cats, Dogs and Kids: Brenna cannot be with cats or other dogs because of her breed and prey drive. She would be great with older children that could withstand her energy level and size because she will want to PLAY PLAY PLAY. Availability: This dog is available for adoption now and is being fostered or kenneled in the San Fernando Valley area. Please email us and we will send you an adoption application. Local adoptions only. Visit our website: http://www.foreverhomepetrescue.org/ Visit us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/foreverhome Make a donation to help us continue to save lives: http://www.foreverhomepetrescue.org/donate.html

Catahoula Leopard Dog

A.K.A. : Catahoula, Catahoula Leopard Cur, Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog
Overview: The Catahoula Leopard dog is an old breed used to round up cattle. They are best for a dominant owner willing to show leadership or as working dogs.
Breed Group: Herding
Weight (lbs): 40-90
Height (in): 20-26
Colors: black and tan; merle
Coat: The coat is short and tight
Character: The Catahoula Leopard dog is alert, strong and loving to its family.
Temperament: The Catahoula Leopard dog will get along well with children in its own family. The breed does best with dogs of non dominant breeds if they are raised together.
Care: The coat should be brushed once each week and bathed a few times a year.
Training: The Catahoula Leopard dog is intelligent and learns quickly with firm, consistent training.
Activity: This breed needs regular exercise. They will show destructive behavior if they don't get enough exercise.
Country of Origin: USA
Health Issue: deafness, cancer, hip dysplasia
Life Expectancy: 12-13

More About Catahoula Leopard Dog Breed
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