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American Leopard Hound

Information and Pictures

A black with brown and grey merle-colored American Leopard Hound dog is jumping up against the side of a tree barking.

Janie the American Leopard Hound


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The American Leopard Hound is a good cow and hog dog, much like the pure Catahoula.

Height, Weight

Height: 21 - 27 inches (53 - 69 cm)
Weight: 40 -70 pounds (18 - 32 kg)

Health Problems

Generally Healthy

Living Conditions

The American Leopard Hound is not recommended for apartment life. It is bred for work and will be happiest with a job to do.


When not hunting the American Leopard Hound needs to be taken on a daily walk, jog, hike or run. In addition, it will enjoy running free in a fenced-in yard or safe, open area.

Life Expectancy

About 12 to 15 years

Litter Size

About 5 to 8 puppies


This breed is easy to groom. An occasional combing and brushing is all that it needs. Bathe only when necessary. This breed is an average shedder.


The American Leopard Hound is one of the oldest of the treeing breeds. Its exact origins are unknown.



  • AKC = American Kennel Club
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
A merle-colored American Leopard Hound puppy is sitting on a tan sofa and looking to the right of its body.

Willard the American Leopard Hound puppy at 4 months old sitting up on the sofa