Facts & Origin
Bloodahouli (Chien de St. Hubert and Louisiana Catahoula Bulldog Mix)
The Bloodahouli is a rare and fascinating mixed breed that comes from crossing a Chien de St. Hubert (also known as a Bloodhound) and a Louisiana Catahoula Bulldog. Both parent breeds have a rich history, with the Chien de St. Hubert originally bred for hunting in Belgium and the Louisiana Catahoula Bulldog developed for farm work in the southern states of the United States. The Bloodahouli is a hardy and powerful mixed breed that combines both working dog and companion dog characteristics.
Suitability and Husbandry
Bloodahoulis are best suited for families who lead active lives and spend a lot of time outdoors. They need regular physical and mental stimulation to stay happy and healthy. They are also excellent watchdogs that guard their homes and families well. Bloodahoulis are usually good with children, but may be better suited for families with older children due to their size and energy.
|Origin||Belgium - USA|
|Life expectancy||10 - 12 years|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible Character Traits
With strong working dog roots, Bloodahoulis are known for their intelligence, stamina and passion for tasks. They are extremely loyal and protective of their family and often display an independent and determined personality. Although they have a high activity level due to their working dog ancestry, they are also known to enjoy quiet and relaxing times with their family.
In summary, the Bloodahouli is a sturdy, active, and loyal companion that is well suited for both active families and individuals looking for an intelligent and versatile dog. With proper care and training, the Bloodahouli can be a great companion and guardian for the right home.
Grooming and health
Grooming a Bloodahouli includes regular brushing to keep their coat clean and healthy, and regular exercise to keep their energy in check. They can be prone to several health problems, including hip dysplasia, certain eye conditions, and hearing problems. Regular health monitoring by a veterinarian is important to detect and treat these conditions early.
What does this mixed breed look like?
Bloodahoulis are imposing dogs with a medium to large stature and a strong, muscular physique. Their coats can have the color variations of both parent breeds, from the solid and bi-color patterns of the Bloodhound to the multi-colored and leopard-like markings of the Catahoula Bulldog. They usually have a height of 56 to 66 centimeters and a weight of 27 to 45 kilograms.
Hip dysplasia (HD)
Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.
Elbow dysplasia (ED)
Elbow joint dysplasia is a chronic disease complex of the elbow joint of fast growing dog breeds.
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
Can be hereditary in certain breeds.
Especially due to overweight, joint problems can occur in dogs.
The Bloodahouli is a very energetic, intelligent and lively hybrid breed. They are very active and love to play and learn. They are also very alert and loyal to their owners.
They usually reach a size of about 56 to 65 cm in height and a weight of about 27 to 45 kg.
This mixed breed needs an active training program. Also, the dog should be offered regular walks to keep him busy both physically and mentally.
Yes, it requires a certain amount of care. This includes periodic brushing of the coat, regular trimming of the claws and checking the ears.
Yes, it is usually a very affectionate and loyal breed that gets along well with children. However, children should never interact with a dog unsupervised.