The Catahoula Leopard Dog
A denizen of the South, these dogs were named Catahoula Leopard Dogs after the Catahoula Parish of Louisiana where the breed originated. Renowned hunters, these agile dogs are, amazingly, able to climb trees in pursuit of prey. Thought to be one of the oldest surviving breeds in North America, Catahoula were prized by Native Americans for their hunting prowess. Smart, energetic, and determined, Catahoulas need a lot of exercise and, without a firm hand, will often try to take a dominant position in the household.
Dog: Belle; Paco Collars handcrafted, studded leather collar; pacocollars.com