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reesetee commented on the word catahoula leopard dog
Never had the pleasure of meeting one myself. Beautiful.
February 21, 2007
trivet commented on the word catahoula leopard dog
No, but I once lived in Louisiana, where I fell in love with them. I'm a sucker for all herding/working type dogs, specially those with different colored eyes - like Catahoulas and Aussies.
chained_bear commented on the word catahoula leopard dog
Here's a nice photo of one with 'cracked eyes' (what an awful term!): link.
Trivet, do you own one of these lovely-sounding creatures?
Catahoula hounds often have one blue/green and one brown eye - I think the official term is "cracked eyes"...One of my favorite dogs!
A dog breed "developed in Louisiana by the first (European?) colonists. Its name comes from the fact that it was especially popular in the parish of Catahoula and its coat is marked like that of a leopard." (Simon & Schuster's Guide to Dogs, 2007)