Facts & Origin
Origin of the Pooahoula
The Pooahoula is a cross between the Louisiana Catahoula Bulldog and the Poodle. The Louisiana Catahoula Bulldog is a uniquely American breed known for its versatility as a working dog, while the Poodle, originally from Germany and France, is popular for its intelligence and elegant appearance. This hybrid breed brings together the Catahoula Bulldog's willingness to work and the Poodle's ease and intelligence in an exciting blend.
Suitability and Husbandry
Pooahoulas are great for active families or individuals who are willing to challenge their dog both physically and mentally. They often inherit the Catahoula Bulldog's willingness to work and energy, and the Poodle's ability to learn and adapt. Pooahoulas are therefore also well suited for various dog sports, including obedience and agility training.
|Origin||USA - Germany|
|Life expectancy||10 - 15 years|
|Care requirements||low-maintenance - high-maintenance|
|Activity level||average - high|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Character traits of the Pooahoula
A Pooahoula is often characterized by its friendliness, intelligence and adaptability. They are usually social and good humored and get along well with people and other dogs. Their intelligence and desire to please make them easy to train and they are often eager to learn new commands and tricks.
Overall, the Pooahoula is a versatile and lovable dog that could be a good choice for active individuals or families. With proper care and training, this intelligent and dedicated dog can be a valuable companion and loyal family member.
Care & Health
Pooahoulas require regular grooming to keep their coats healthy and beautiful. They can be prone to certain health problems that affect both the Louisiana Catahoula Bulldog and the Poodle. These include hip dysplasia, eye disease and certain skin problems. Regular veterinary checkups and a healthy diet are crucial to identifying and treating these problems.
What does this mixed breed look like?
Pooahoulas are medium to large dogs that have a blend of the physical characteristics of their parent breeds. They can combine the muscular, rugged appearance of the Catahoula Bulldog with the elegant lines and curly coat of the Poodle. Their coats can come in a range of colors and patterns and vary in length from short to medium, depending on the dog's specific genetics.
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Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
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Problems with the Patellar can be a displacement or weak kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs, also because of overweight.
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These mixed breeds are intelligent, affectionate, active and lively dogs that need a lot of attention and do not get along very well with other animals.
They reach a shoulder height of about 45-56cm.
Life expectancy is usually between 13 and 15 years.
This mixed breed has a short, smooth coat, which requires easy grooming.
These mixed breeds are very child friendly and make great family dogs. They love to play with children and are great company for them.