Catahoula leopard dog

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Catahoula, Catahoula hog dog, Catahoula leopard dog

an American dog breed, named after a parish in Louisiana where it was used to herd hogs, but is now used for cattle. It is a large dog with a short, merle and black and tan coat.
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Ochoco Reach introduces Mike Ironwood, his special ops brother Daniel, and Bucket, a Catahoula leopard dog who is equally at home herding cattle and pinning bad guys to the floor.
Mark Deft, a leading dog writer, speculates that the Catahoula Leopard Dog descends from colonists' curs and indigenous dogs, with traces of red wolf and Spanish Mastiff mixed in.
My family has been involved with the Catahoula Leopard Dog for generations.