These dogs were created by cross breeding the Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog to the American Bulldog. The name "Catahoula" comes from an Indian word meaning "clear water". They are laid back, but can be very alert when necessary and are good watchdogs and guard dogs. These dogs are very intelligent, easy to train, loyal and love to please. They need a great deal of exercise. Their coat comes in a variety of colors from merle to pure white. Bathe only when necessary. Their eye colors come in brown, ice blue, gold, emerald green or a combination. These dogs weigh 75 to 100 lbs. and stand 24 to 26" at the shoulders.