Tracing its ancestry back to the guarding, baiting and cattle controlling dogs of the 1800's, today's incarnation of the Catahoula Bulldog is a result of crossing the American Bulldog and the Catahoula Leopard Dog. Quite rare, it is slowly gaining popularity as a hard worker, used for hunting and guarding duties. Not to be confused with the slimmer and more stubborn Catahoula Pit Bull, this bulldogge is fairly easy to train, but it still needs early socialization due to its somewhat dog-aggressive nature.
This impressive working dog has a powerful body, wide head and a short, smooth coat which comes in a great variety of colours, including the merles commonly found in Catahoula Leopard Dogs. Average height is around 22 inches.