How Big Do Catahoula Dogs Get?

Is a Catahoula leopard the right dog for you?

Find out about their size and much more in this article.

About Catahoula 

Originating from Louisiana, a Catahoula is a medium-large dog originally bred as all-purpose farming and hunting dog. These multipurpose working dogs are solid, well-muscled, and robust with a strong sense of agility and endurance.

What is the lifespan of a Catahoula?

A Catahoula dog is expected to live for 10-14 years on average.

What is a Catahoula leopard dog mix?

This is any crossbreed in which a Catahoula leopard dog is one of the parents.

How big do Catahoula mix dogs get?

The adult size of a Catahoula mix dog will largely depend on the size and breed of the other parent from which it’s bred. 

How much should a Catahoula leopard dog weigh?

The average weight of a fully grown Catahoula leopard dog is between 50-95 pounds.

Catahoula leopard dog size chart

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Is a Catahoula a large breed?

A Catahoula is classified as a medium-large dog breed.  

Why is my Catahoula shedding so much?

A Catahoula may shed excessively due to food allergies, poor nutrition, parasites, bacterial infections, sunburn, pregnancy, etc.

What size crate do I need for a Catahoula leopard dog?

A crate size of 48’’ is recommended for most adult Catahoula leopard dogs


While Catahoulas are quite serious while working, they are also affectionate, loyal, and gentle and make a good family dog.

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Michael Brady

Michael is an animal-lover who specializes in marketing. He started running Dog Food Care with his mother, Sarah, after leaving his office job. Michael gained enough flexibility in his schedule to be able to adopt a dog of his own and welcomed Emmie the dachshund into his home in 2020.