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Catahoula Heeler

Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog / Heeler Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

A merle colored puppy with a white chest, bat ears, ice blue eyes and a black nose sitting up high on the back of a seat in a car.

Maddie the Catahoula Heeler as a puppy at 4 months old—"This is her first time riding in the car and this is how she felt she should do it!"

Other Names
  • Aussie Catahoula Cattle Dog
  • Catahoula Cattle Dog
Description

The Catahoula Heeler is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Catahoula Leopard Dog and the Blue or Red Heeler, also called the Australian Cattle Dog. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

(Note: the Blue Heeler is also called Australian Heeler, Hall's Heeler, Queensland Heeler, Australian Cattle Dog, Australian Cattledog and Australischer Treibhund.)

Recognition
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
Right Profile - A merle Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog/Blue Heeler is standing in dirt. It is looking towards the camera with its tongue hanging to the right of its mouth.

Dewey the Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog / Blue Heeler mix at 8 months old

Close up head shot view from the top looking down at the dog - A merle Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog/Blue Heeler is sitting in dirt and it is looking up. Its mouth is open and it looks like it is smiling.

Dewey the Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog / Blue Heeler mix at 8 months old

Left Profile - A merle Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog/Blue Heeler is sitting in dirt looking up. Its mouth is open and its tongue is out. It has a white chest and has white on the tips of its paws.

Dewey the Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog / Blue Heeler mix at 8 months old

The backside of a panting, merle Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog/Blue Heeler is standing in dirt looking forward.

Dewey the Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog / Blue Heeler mix at 8 months old

Close up view from the top looking down at the dog - A merle Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog/Blue Heeler is walking down in dirt. Its mouth is open and its tongue is out.

Dewey the Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog / Blue Heeler mix at 8 months old

View from the top side looking down at the dog - A merle Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog/Blue Heeler is sitting in dirt. In front of it is another dog and behind it is a person kneeling.

Dewey the Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog / Blue Heeler mix at 8 months old

Side view - A merle Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog/Blue Heeler is digging through dirt with its nose.

Dewey the Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog / Blue Heeler mix at 8 months old

Left Profile - A merle Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog/Blue Heeler is smelling the ground.

Dewey the Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog / Blue Heeler mix at 8 months old