Our breeding program



Our kennel is recognized by the NALC – the National Association of Louisiana Catahoulas – based in Louisiana / USA.
All our dogs are registered with the NALC and our puppies also get NALC papers.

We are a small, fine kennel for Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dogs and you can find us in the south of Germany, in beautiful Lower Bavaria.
As part of our family, our dogs live with us in the house and not in kennels. For this reason we limit the number of our dogs as well as the number of litters that fall in our Catahoula Kennel.

Regardless of whether you are looking for a dog for hunting, another work and task, or just a really demanding new family member – you must know that we strive to select our dogs for breeding in a way that the outcome of our breeding program and the upbringing of the puppies the first weeks of their life, ensure that they are able to perform all of these tasks. There is a reason that the Catahoula is considered a really versatile breed.

Catahoulas are very family / owner oriented dogs and are really dedicated. In our opinion, you first and foremost need to provide a reliable and clear social partner in your person for your dog, and only then you need a task that the dog needs to have to fulfill in order to “run along” in everyday life without any problems.

All our dogs and puppies are fed raw (BARF) and we give our puppies a basic immunization according to the new vaccination requirements of the World Veterinary Association – not before 12 weeks.
We very much welcome these new guidelines, because the colostrum milk of the mother protects the puppies with antibodies for up to 16 weeks; any vaccination before week 12 is tantamount to an intentional infection.
Up to this point in time, the puppies do not have their own immune system and can therefore not produce any antibodies even before the 12 week of being vaccinated. We would like this type of feeding and rearing to continue with the new owners.

The bitches are allowed to look after and wean their puppies according to their own schedule, we do not believe in interventions or the artificial removal of the puppies from their mother. Our puppies are kept in the house with their mother and when the time is right and their mother “agrees”, they will also be introduced to our other dogs.

In this way we ensure that our offspring get the most important lessons of social learning in a dog group in the first few weeks of life and can also experience the “disciplinary lessons” from their mother and the other group members. It is precisely this part of social learning that is incredibly important for each individual animal in terms of later social competence and the formation of a stable temperament.

We strongly believe that hip dysplasia is a direct result of poor diet and inadequate exercise, and in the rarer cases it is caused by a genetic predisposition. Of course, all of our dogs have HD & ED x-rays – result: A1 & A2 hips and elbow joints. A joy for every veterinarian.

All our dogs are allowed to develop and expand their instincts from an early age through excursions in our forest and across our fields and meadows. These dogs do not need an early hunting instinct, their hunting instinct is a fixed genetic component of their personality, and it is important for every future owner to know that this instinct needs to be guided and controlled.

The temperament of our breeding dogs is of great importance to us.
For us, the word “working race” does not mean an exuberant temperament, regardless of whether it is in the area of aggression, hyperactivity, restlessness or even fearfulness.
A real working dog, which should also be used as such, needs good nerves and the will to work with its people. A dog that can no longer endure everyday life in our society due to various highly & overbred characteristics no longer has anything in common with a versatile Catahoula.

Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dogs are really original working and hunting dogs. They should have a solid and stable personality and a desire to please their owner.
These characteristics are not learned, they are passed on from generation to generation from parents and grandparents … or bred.

In the end, what is the use of all the drive in this world in a dog to humans if this drive cannot be controlled and the dog cannot get along with the rest of the family and society by mutual agreement?

We prefer darker colored dogs with little or no white markings and do not breed for specific coat colors.
Accordingly, despite various inquiries of this kind, we do not give any guarantee on the appearance of a puppy. Our solid puppies are just as unique and certainly worth no less than their brightly spotted littermates.

The “colorful coat” is not what distinguishes a Catahoula – it is his personality & working ability.

As responsible breeders, we feel honored to be able to maintain this breed in all its versatility and to work towards the fact that our dogs and their offspring, enrich the life of their new families and have the chance to enjoy life as much as it does Belongs to a Catahoula or any other dog.
Whether hunting, working on cattle and horse farms or just exploring the forests and fields with their people.

We take all necessary measures to ensure that we are giving our young the best that we can in every respect. In terms of health, character, development and temperament.

Accordingly, we don’t like to see our offspring “inappropriately & over-conditioned, as a ball, stick or even frisbee junkie” in their new home because their new owner may not be able to bring them under control in any other way.

Raising a Catahoula is no walk in the park! Depending on its personality, it can also take a dog’s complete social maturation phase before it becomes a really reliable partner.
So if you are interested in one of our dogs, you should really be ready to deal with your dog in the future and show just as much perseverance in training as a Catahoula is.

We would like to have stable contact with the new puppy owners in order to be up to date on the development of the dogs and we would like to encourage every new owner to get in touch with us should the feeling arise that their dog has to be rehomed. But first and foremost, we will assist with any kind of training if needed.
Before the dogs are returned to the shelter, we would prefer to take them back to us.



NALC & EALC registered breeder