Catahoula Leopard Dog Breed Maintenance
The maintenance level for the Catahoula is relatively low. A quick brushing once a week is enough to keep this breed’s coat shiny and clean. While they may need a bath if especially dirty, typically you will only need to bathe a Catahoula perhaps a couple times a year. Just like any dog, this breed will shed lightly to moderately all year round and therefore isn’t considered hypoallergenic. The shedding shouldn’t be a problem however, if regular brushing occurs. Besides brushing and bathing, be sure to clean your dog’s teeth a couple times a week to remove any tartar build up, as the Catahoula is prone to dental disease. Trim nails a couple times a month as needed and check the ears weekly to remove any debris that may be inside. Because the Catahoula Leopard Dog has floppy ears, it is easier for bacteria, moisture, and mites to create inflammation and infection inside the ear. So regular cleaning and checkups will help to lower the chance of ear problems later down the road.