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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

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.)

  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.