Pet of the Month: September/October 2020
Breed: Catahoula Leopard Dog
Average Size: 50-95lbs and a height of 22-24 inches
Temperament: Loyal, Independent, Watchful
Distinct Description: The Catahoula Leopard Dog is a medium-large, short-coated dog, known for its many varied coat and eye colors and patterns. The word catahoula is of Choctaw origin and is translated to mean “sacred lake.” Catahoulas are the only breed of dog to have historically originated in the state of Louisiana. The breed requires firm guidance and early socialization, as they can be independent, territorial, and protective. For the same reasons, they do not allow mistreatment and will assert themselves in self-defense. Once they know their place in the family unit, they are affectionate, loyal, and gentle. Also called the Catahoula Hog Dog, they are used as stock dogs, bay dogs, tree dogs, watchdogs, guard dogs, and of course as loyal companions.
If you would like to read more about these wonderful dogs please click on the link - https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds...
Our Pet of the Month: Trixie
Well hello there!
My name is Trixie and I am a Catahoula Leopard Dog. I know my look is a little off compared to others but that's where my life story comes in. When I was young I was living on a farm down south (or so I can remember) and got kicked in the head by a Mule. After the incident I was apparently left in a barn to either heal or not, and I came out a fighter. I wasn't going to let this injury get me down. Once I healed up I was bounced from shelter to shelter where I sat and waited for my perfect family. Time and time again I had visitors but after seeing me in person and seeing how disfigured my face was they always looked elsewhere for a companion. After a year or so of this I finally got my big break! My mommy was looking for a unique companion and hit the jackpot big. Once she laid eyes on me that was it, she knew from that moment on I was meant to be with her. I've loved having my own family who loves me for me. I may look a little different but it doesn't stop me from learning new tricks and enjoying every minute spent with my mom.
I recently went in for a check-up because mom was concerned about my ear but after a thorough look the good doctor came to the conclusion that my ear canal had been crushed when I had been kicked by the Mule. Right now it doesn't get a lot of air flow to help keep it dry but know that my mom and doctor are aware of the fact, they can help prevent and treat any ear infections later on down the road. My friends at Acre Hill love when I stop by, we have lots of fun and there is always plenty of treats on hand.
So, if you find yourself in a unique situation or just need a general check-up, check out my friends over at Acre Hill Vet Clinic.
Have a wonderful day!