Labahoula

55-65 lbs
21-24"
United States
Labrador Retriever
Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog
A hardy, strong-willed and powerful hybrid dog breed, the Labahoula is dog breed that is a mix of the Labrador Retriever and Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog. These dog breeds are known for their distinctive leopard-like spotted pattern, and bright eyes that may often be heterochromatic (varying color). These hybrid dog breeds will often retain the gentle loving nature of the Labrador and the fearless, protective will of the Catahoula Leopard Dog. The Labahoula is not a dog breed for the faint of heart, they are highly active, strong dogs that will require training throughout their life. These dog breeds are best suited to rural lifestyle or suburban homes with large backyards. 


Purpose
Companionship, guarding, watchdog
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Labrador Retriever and Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog

Labahoula Health

Average Size
Male Labahoula size stats
Height: 22-26 inches Weight: 70-95 lbs
Female Labahoula size stats
Height: 21-24 inches Weight: 55-65 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Canine Hip Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Cataracts
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Deafness
Occasional Tests
  • X-ray imaging
  • Regular Full Physical Examination By Veterinarian
  • Hearing Tests
  • Ophthalmic Examination

Labahoula Breed History

The history of the Labahoula remains a bit of a mystery as these designer hybrids are of recent origin. This hybrid dog breed is currently only registered with the Dog Registry of America, so it is possible that the dog breed was created in the United States.
The Labrador Retriever is known as America's most famous dog breed. The Lab can be traced back to the St. John's Water Dog of Newfoundland, Canada, where the dog breed was used as a fish-net retrieving dog for fishermen. Named after the Labrador Sea, this canine has a tough history, nearing extinction in the 1880's due to tax impositions on ownership. English breeders saved the line and the Labrador Retriever was re-established in North America in the early 1900's.
The Catahoula Leopard Dog, on the other hand, is a large-sized herding dog which shares common ancestry with the Nordic Wolfhound. These dogs were recognized for their versatile tracking, hunting and herding skills during the 1970's in the State of Louisiana.  Based on the Labahoula's parentage history, it can be speculated that this hybrid may serve as a companion, watchdog, guarding and hunting dog.

Labahoula Breed Appearance

Large, powerful and eye-catching are traits that describe this hybrid! You're certainly going to have many people glancing at your striking canine. The Labahoula is a breed that can stand up to 24 inches in height and can tip the scales at 95 lbs. These dogs tend to have a broad wedge-shaped head, long muzzles, and ears that flop down to the level of the jaw-line.
There are two very distinctive features of this hybrid.
The first is its eyes, which can come in hazel, blue, or amber, or both eyes showing different colors, a term referred to as heterochromia. The second most notable feature about this hybrid is its patchy, leopard coat that is often patterned in dark blue, black or dark brown. These hybrids are likely to retain their water-repellent coat from their Labrador parent and for the most part, coats tend to be short and close to the skin.
Eye Color Possibilities
blue Labahoula eyes
Blue
hazel Labahoula eyes
Hazel
brown Labahoula eyes
Brown
amber Labahoula eyes
Amber
Nose Color Possibilities
black Labahoula nose
Black
brown Labahoula nose
Brown
isabella Labahoula nose
Isabella
Coat Color Possibilities
red Labahoula coat
Red
sable Labahoula coat
Sable
fawn Labahoula coat
Fawn
red Labahoula coat
Red
black Labahoula coat
Black
brindle Labahoula coat
Brindle
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Labahoula straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Labahoula Breed Maintenance

The Labahoula is considered a low-maintenance dog breed. They are not hypoallergenic and are not known to be heavy droolers. This busy, attractive dog is a seasonal shedder and will need to be brushed with a deshedding tool during the summer months. The breed does not require weekly grooming and may not require regular bathing. Bathing should be done when needed. Other important maintenance requirements include brushing your hybrid's teeth a few times a week in order to prevent dental disease. Trimming their nails every few weeks is another important requirement if they are not worn down through exercise; tearing and cracking of the nail may result otherwise. Lastly, ears must be checked and cleaned every 6 to 12 weeks for signs of debris, wax build-up or infection.
Brushes for Labahoula
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Deshedder
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Labahoula requires monthly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Labahoula Temperament

The Labahoula is a well-tempered, gentle dog breed that will do great with children and other pets if socialized well during puppyhood. The Labahoula can have a very dominating, alpha-like personality with behavior that may need to be monitored and even toned down through training, so it's important to be cautious when your dog meets a new face. For the most part, these hybrids are instinctively loyal companions to their families but they can get wild and naughty if left alone too long.
Due to their dominating nature, its highly recommended that owners supervise their dog whenever he is around other dogs, pets or children.

Labahoula Activity Requirements

A highly active breed, the Labahoula is not for couch potatoes. They require strong, confident owners who will take on the role of alpha. These hybrids require at least 90 minutes or more of daily physical activity.
Activities your hybrid dog breed may enjoy include long runs, agility course training, field work, herding, playing at dog parks, hikes and swimming. Due to their size and their activity needs, these breeds are best suited to a rural or suburban lifestyle where they will have plenty of space in which to roam and expend energy.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
15 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
90 minutes

Labahoula Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3.5 cups
Daily Cost
$1.80 - $2.00
Monthly Cost
$50.00 - $60.00

Labahoula Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Labahoula size stats at six months
Height: 11.5 inches Weight: 32.5 lbs
Female Labahoula size stats at six months
Height: 11.5 inches Weight: 22.5 lbs
12 Months
Male Labahoula size stats at 12 months
Height: 22.5 inches Weight: 60.0 lbs
Female Labahoula size stats at 12 months
Height: 21.5 inches Weight: 50.0 lbs
18 Months
Male Labahoula size stats at 18 months
Height: 24.0 inches Weight: 80.0 lbs
Female Labahoula size stats at 18 months
Height: 22.5 inches Weight: 65.0 lbs

Labahoula Owner Experiences

Grace
19 Months
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
playing with other dogs
playing with her toy
Playing with her owners
She’s just amazing She friendly with other dogs and good with cats just curious she A little timid with humans at first but she’ll warm up and the biggest baby in the world!!!!
1 week ago
Daisy Mae
22 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
We love to walk all around our house
My labahoula is super energetic, and loves people!
1 week, 6 days ago
Kobe
8 Months
9+ People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking
Lovable, excitable,Good with children got Kobe at 8weeks has grown with the children.Loves to run and chase a ball odor frisbe.
2 months, 1 week ago
Ezzie
10 Weeks
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Tug-of-war
Play
cuddle
Chasing balls
Ezzie is about 10 weeks old. She’s super sweet, so so smart and is almost potty trained. We got her at 7 1/2 weeks old. She loves to cuddle and I call her my Pareot dog because right now she loves to cuddle up on my shoulder and sleep. She’s already sleeping through the night. Super energetic, she loves chasing balls but is working on bringing them back. Her temperament is amazing, she craves human contact. Most of the time she’s curled up under my desk or right beside me while I work during the day. She loves playing with our other pups also. She’s the perfect pup.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
Shadow
4 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
only have her for less than a week so far things are good. Training in progress. cuddly and Sweet
2 months, 3 weeks ago
Camo
7 Years
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Laying down
Running
Catch treats
Playing with toys
barking
Bike ride
He is protective and highly energetic. He also sheds and eats a lot. He dislikes fighting and breaks them up. He is a very loving dog but sometimes he makes questionable choices.
4 months, 1 week ago
Sandy
2 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Swim
Walk
Boat ride
Bike ride
Fetch
Sandy is very loving and a vocal dog. Guess Catahoulas are known for the grunting and making weird noises trying to talk to you. She can be very stubborn when it comes to training so you definitely have to show her who's boss. She absolutely loves other dogs and especially kids! Will retrieve and swim all day if you can keep throwing something for her. But when it comes to squirrels, armadillos or possums they better be quick because if she catches them its over with. Also I can attest that if you don't keep them active they absolutely will destroy stuff (lost 2 couches now). There's not a bone or chew toy around that she can't destroy either. But wouldn't trade her for any other breed of dog!
5 months ago
Bolton
4 Years
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Stubborn, needs to be reminded who is in charge. Great loyal friend. Very territorial. Training him to walk by without his leash.
5 months, 2 weeks ago
Lola
5 Months
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
hide and seek
Running
playing tag
very very very friendly and highly trainable at times.very goofy and playful
7 months, 3 weeks ago
Jazmine
4 Months
1 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
I've had her a month,but shes 4 months. We are doing a lot of training, along with plenty of time to play.
11 months ago
Luna
7 Weeks
1 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Running
Very sweet but stubborn
11 months, 1 week ago
Dude
2 Years
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
He is the best dog I've ever had very people pleasing but also very protective
1 year, 2 months ago
Buddy Junior
2 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking
He won’t jump and catch a frisbee but he’ll go after it before he picks it up he will PEE then pick it up running around the yard try to make me angry and to chase him. Which I won’t I’m 65. When I attempt to go in the doors he rushes over to me and finally brings the frisbee to me.
1 year, 2 months ago
Otto
2 Years
3 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Otto was a rescue pup, about 8 weeks when we got him. He was potty trained in a day and a half with only a couple accidents after when he had problems with his food. Learned sit & stay the first day. He tends to herd my small grandson (gently), so he requires constant correction on that. Definitely an alpha personality. He’s friendly to our cat, trying to share his toys, but unfortunately my cat is really mean to him. His favorite play is to push one of his balls all around the house with his nose while holding another ball in his mouth. We have hardwood floors, so he really gets a lot of speed going. We have a zip line outside for him and play kick ball. There is a bungee with a ball tied to it that he loves to jump and pull on. When he gets a treat he hides it for (sometimes weeks) later. He can be really destructive when left alone, even for a short while. He’ll get into things that he would never dream of if we were home. We provided him with LOTS of suitable chew toys so he never chewed things he shouldn’t. He’s great at communicating his wants, though at times can be demanding, so sometimes I make him wait. He loves EVERYBODY. I think if someone broke into our house Otto would invite them in for a beer! Scary bark, but nothing to back it up.
1 year, 4 months ago
Seamus
6 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Run
Tug-of-war
Swim
Fetch
We got Seamus when he was just under 3 months old. He came from a litter of 14 puppies. Mom was a golden lab and dad was a black and white catahoula. We began training on day two of I'm being in our house and he picked up very quickly. Potty training did take a little longer than everything else but he finally stopped having accidents in the house after he turned 5 months old. Seamus is already 22" tall and getting ready to grow more based on his currently wrinkly coat. He is great with kids and small dogs. While he tends to get overexcited and jump on new people when they come to our house, im mediately goes down on the ground when he sees a little kid or small dog. Training has been very easy with the exception of teaching him not to jump on people. Leash training is also taking a little longer simply because he rarely uses one. Definitely needs tough love when it comes to being told what to do. He gets so excited sometimes that he ignores commands and then needs correction. He's very obedient and has needed correction less and less every month. Super.friendly and lovable dog. We have had few issues with chewing and all of our furniture has survived. Based on our experience with Seamus, labahoulas are very trainable, loving and loyal dogs.
1 year, 4 months ago
Chile, like the pepper. 🌶
4 Months
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walk
We got Chile from a friend of a friend that had 9 puppies. I’m Chile’s grandma. My 20yr old surprised me. Chile is having a hard time with potty training. She will go outside most of the time but will forget and go inside. She’s energetic and can eat like an adult dog. She loves treats and rawhide. She loves to jump and play. Chews everything she sees. Very friendly and but still cautious to unfamiliar people. She rarely keeps still unless she is in her kennel. We need a back yard for her in the near future. Sweet girl Chile pepper 🌶
1 year, 9 months ago
Stormi
2 Years
6 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
I found my doggo on Valentines Day in a storm. The vet estimated him around 1.5 years old. I never found his owners so I took him in as my own and have now had him one full year. It was hard not knowing where he came from, and trying to work with everything. But, he is the BEST dog there is. Like I mentioned, I am not sure where he came from so it is hard telling how he was raised, he does well with certain dogs and not others- with bigger ones he doesn't seem to like (we had a little encounter with a pit bull and he started to growl but loves many other dogs.. I think it is the fact he is so calm so if a dog is super hyper it is a little over whelming for him). Other than the hit or miss being dog friendly- he NEVER barks and is smarter than any other dog I have met, he picks up on tricks rapidly. He likes to sleep a lot so the activity level is a little different from the page. Very timid at first as well-but could be due to how he was raised. Overall, best dog I could of ended up with!
2 years ago
Bundy
4 Months
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
training
Playing
Belly rubs
We got Bun as a rescue about a month and a half ago and he is the best dog I’ve ever had! I grew up with purebred Labs so I thought I knew what I was getting into but boy was I wrong. He has much more energy than I ever imagined! While we are in an apartment we are right next to the dog run so on nice days we go out there and work on fetch and get his energy out. He was great with leash training and doesn’t pull at all, and we mastered sit and lay down in about 4 days! He is a highly intelligent boy and my husband and I are hooked on him. Our only 2 issues have been that he loves to play with our cats but is a bit too rough for them and he is a chewer so we have to keep plenty of toys around!
2 years ago
Millie Ann
10 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Bath time
Tug-of-war
Fetch
For the love of all nature, she loves baths. If you are in the shower and the door is open, she is jumping in there with you. She’s a heavy drooler and loves playing with the other dogs. We struggled around 5 months with weight gain, she got very fat, but hit a growth spurt at 7 months and measured back out to where she should be. She love rawhide and will growl to protect it. We had trouble potty training in the beginning, but she was a rescue so that could play a big part in it. She loves being outside with someone (forget about it if it’s just her and the other dogs) and she loves belly rubs and biscuits.
2 years, 2 months ago
Twinkle
5 Months
6 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
puppy training
Love our newest rescue. We got her at 3 months old. We are struggling with potty training as she still has a weak bladder. She still only makes it about 4 hours during the day without an accident and her crate training has been difficult, because she does not like being away from us. We have another dog pug/pit mix that has been a wonderful source of exercise, and maternal figure for twinkle. They are great playmates. I did mess up and get too big a crate for Twinkles upgrade on crate size a couple weeks ago. I think we digressed with that and that may be part of our problem. At night she makes it through the night up to 7 or 8 hours. That's pretty good. We will get there. Her obedience training is going very well. If I can continue to afford it, we will keep going to keep her brain learning. We even started our 4 year old pup with adult training. Pricey, but I love it. We have been using Petco. She is a bit nippy and has a quick bite. Still very puppy like though so it will fade I think. We have done pretty well with routine walks 4 times a day (short very short) and 4 times outside in a 8x8 round kennel area to go potty. We don't have a fenced yard so getting her out in the winter takes the village. OUr large family of boys have to help. Would love to take her to learn to fetch for hunting skills, but since none of us know how...that's a bummer. Great experience so far and she makes us all very happy.
2 years, 2 months ago
Lucie
8 Months
6 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Lucie sire was a Golden Labrador and her dam was a Catahoula. She has a 'polar bear' coat and amber eyes. She's aggressively affectionate and loves everyone. She is the most athletic dog I've ever seen. She runs literal circles around our other two dogs while they run around the back yard. She displays herding tendencies as well as Alpha behavior with the other two, even though they are two other females. Potty training has been slow, but that's due more to us than her. She's a counter surfer and I believe she could eat until she popped. It's a problem that we've had to adjust to. I'm looking at her now as she's curled around my feet. She is beautiful, strong, smart and charismatic. I'm here because I want to get another Labahoula down the road. Lucie is the best dog I've ever had in my family, and I'm hooked on the breed.
2 years, 4 months ago
Aloy
10 Weeks
5 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walks
Treat balls
Tug
We adopted at 10 weeks. I have three kids and she was very loving and friendly. Only issue we had was getting her dandruff under control. Very territorial with other dogs on her property. We have tried socializing but we just think she is a only pet type and we are okay with this!
2 years, 6 months ago
Man
4 Months
1 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
I got him as a 5 week old from a shelter. I had not owned a puppy in years and felt quite unprepared for the puppy biting and chewing. He is extremely intelligent but somewhat resistant to (my) training. I have been on the fence about whether to keep him or find a more suitable home for him. We are scheduled to begin obedience shortly and I am optimistic this will help.
2 years, 6 months ago
Asher
14 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
My Labahoula loves to swim. He needs lots of affection and exercise. He gets over excited when people come to visit. Always wants to be near me or my son, his Alpha.
2 years, 7 months ago
Fynnigan
5 Months
3 People
Condo
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walks
Hiking
Very trainable, she loves everyone she meets, can be stubborn, snaps out of of it easily
2 years, 8 months ago
Domer
4 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walk
Play
Got Domer at approx 6 weeks. The owner fibbed on how old he was. Full.of worms and parasites and then a skin rash. Now very healthy, plays..but having a hard time with potty training. He was not loving at all in beginning, but now starting to want to sit and play with us. Love him. Hes beautiful. Hope training goes a little quicker.
2 years, 10 months ago
Ell
6 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Exploring
Hiking
Lovable and sweet natured, very high strung/energetic. Spends most time roaming outdoors. Not a house dog. Needs a lot of space. Chases wild birds and animals also runs laps in the yard. This breed requires a large yard to run in and a lot of exercise and stimulation all the time. Jumpy and a climber.
2 years, 10 months ago
Milo
6 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing with toys
Running
Pulls and tugs
Potty training took some time but he finally learned. He likes to jump a lot and loves our other dog Buddy who is 9 years old.
2 years, 10 months ago
Molly
4 Months
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Love her she trains fast and loves to be next to me all times...
2 years, 11 months ago
Bianca
5 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
She has been a joy since the day we adopted her from the local shelter. We were told she was a chocolate lab mix but they didn't know what the other mix was. We live in New England and she was what we refer to as a Dixie dog, a dog from the south. We have since been told by several people that she is a mix of Lab and Catahoula hound. She has the beautiful amber eyes and the question mark tail of the Catahoula hound. Her coloring is dark brown like a lab but her sisters at the shelter were brindle. She is so sweet, just loves people and other dogs. She has been very trainable. She rings the bells to go outside, sits, and stays. But, she is pretty stubborn and has a mind of her own. Walking her is a challenge. She pulls like crazy. Starting formal dog training tomorrow.
3 years, 1 month ago
Loki
10 Weeks
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
I got Loki 2 weeks ago, and have a 3 1\2 year old Rhodesian ridgeback mix that he loves to play with. He learned sit quickly, for his age I have minimal accidents with potty training, but he is stubborn. The first week I had him he would run away when I wanted to bring him outside. He hates his leash. But he loves to snuggle or at least be in sight, and to be by his sister
3 years, 2 months ago
Sirimo
3 Months
1 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Sirimo was 8 weeks old when I got her. She was used to other dogs and chickens. She is now 3months. She sits on command. She has never barked or chased my wild birds on my feeders or the squirrels or deer. She loves hanging out with me doing yard work. She is great with my grandkids but still working on her not jumping on them when they first get here since she is so happy to see them. Looking forward to long hikes when she is older
3 years, 2 months ago
Apollo
1 Year
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
going on walks
Such an amazing little boy. He loves to learn and loves to play. He goes on walks daily and that tends to relax him for the evenings. We socialized him early so he is great with people and he loves kids. He is a voracious eater and has been that way since he was a pup. Had problems feeding him Purina as it gave him stomach issues, switched him to Taste of the Wild and has been great ever since. Love every minute of having this boy in our lives!!
3 years, 2 months ago
Ms. Piggy
8 Months
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Ms. Piggy is FULL of energy. She loves playing with the kids but does have a problem of jumping on them. We have to be careful when there are smaller kids around.
3 years, 2 months ago
Kokomo
12 Years
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Kokomo was a rescue puppy, I had originally gotten one of her sisters and she became ill and didn't make it and the person that had adopted Kokomo couldnt handle her so we adopted her, she has been a joy, easy to train.
3 years, 2 months ago
nova
4 Months
3 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
walking and playing fetch outside
shes is a little prankster, she loves playing with her toys and hiding them for you to look for when she wants you to play fetch with her. She learned how to sit pretty quickly, the rest is in the works! Stubborn when she wants to be. Overall she is extremely loving and affectionate to her dad and I and everyone else she comes in contact with!
3 years, 3 months ago
Kennedy
9 Months
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
going on walks
Going to the dog park
Tug-of-war
Playing Ball
We got her at 3 months from the pound. She was easy to train and knows both verbal commands and hand signs. We did have to switch her food because Iams was giving her stomach issues. Even though she knows her commands and what to do she still has a mind of her own and will attempt to ignore you because she does not want to follow directions. Love having her. Vet things she will be 80-90 pounds
3 years, 4 months ago
Nola
3 Months
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
So trainable, super lovable, needs tons of exercise, can be very stuborn
3 years, 4 months ago
Herbie
1 Year
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
It’s been an amazing journey watching Herbie turn one. Great companion and adores everyone ❤️
3 years, 5 months ago
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Can I feed my dogs eggs and bananas? Is it healthy for them

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Yes, foods like this as part of a balanced diet (which consists mainly of a complete dog food) are fine. Just be sure the dog isn't refusing their regular food in preference for these human foods. Meat, fish, eggs, most fruits and vegetables are ok to give. Avoid dairy as many dogs are lactose intolerant. Also, do not give grapes, raisins, avocado or garlic/onion as these are toxic.
2 months, 3 weeks ago
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I have a labahoula who has been in my home since the time he was seven weeks old. He is approaching a year and most recently decided he was going to be naughty and try to eat his way outta the house. Recommendations for destructive behavior and kenneling when away from home? I’m worried he will hurt himself in a kennel. He’s had free range, has been destructive before but took it to a whole new level with this damage. Thank you.

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Question - New pet
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My boyfriend and I had gotten a Lab and Catahoula mix, she is now 4 months old. I have been working with her to make sure that she is not food aggressive towards our 2 small children. Our youngest daughter will just walk past our puppy while eating and she will growl and snap at her not making contact. Well today our oldest daughter was picking up our puppy's water bowl and the puppy bit her arm. She growled then barked then bite her. She has never made contact with either one of our children and we are not sure what to do now. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.

Answer
Book me a walkiee?
Pweeeze!
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