Catahoula

The AKC defines these dogs as being muscular, powerful, agile working dogs that originated in Louisiana. They have short coats that vary in color and the same holds true for their eye color. Since Catahoula can be territorial and protective, they require training and early socialization so they can fit into a family unit where they are known to be both affectionate and gentle. Average height is 24 inches and weight around 55 pounds.