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The Catahoula is a breed of medium-large working dogs from the United States. They are powerful and tough, agile, and possess a positive attitude towards work. Catahoulas are usually around 22 to 24 inches in height and weigh between 50 and 95 pounds, and tend to live between 10 and 14 years. Catahoulas are named after Catahoula Parish in Louisiana. The breed is also sometimes known as the Catahoula Cur or the Catahoula Hog Dog.

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1. Appearance of the Catahoula

Catahoulas have a compelling aesthetic, although they can vary in their looks because they have been bred for their personality and other physical attributes rather than their looks. The Catahoula has a short coat that comes in a variety of colors, which includes black, tan, white, brown, and gray and often comes in a leopard pattern. Their coats can be smooth or course. Their eyes are a mixture of regular eye colors and blue or bluish-white sections, adding to their distinctive look. This is called 'cracked glass' or 'marbled glass.' Their tails are usually shaped like question marks and can have a white tip.

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