Beauceron vs Catahoula Leopard Dog

Compare the Beauceron to the Catahoula Leopard Dog. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Beaucerons and Catahoula Leopard Dogs.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - The Beauceron is a good choice for new owners, whereas the Catahoula Leopard Dog is not recommended for new/inexperienced owners.
  • Children - The Catahoula Leopard Dog is child friendly. The Beauceron does not do well with children.
  • Grooming - Both breeds have low maintenance coats, but the Catahoula Leopard Dog is easier to groom.
  • Barking - The Catahoula Leopard Dog has an above-average tendency to bark, while the Beauceron is an average barker.
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Beauceron vs Catahoula Leopard Dog
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White & Black Catahoula Leopard Dog
Breed NameBeauceronCatahoula Leopard Dog
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan10-12 yrs.10-14 yrs.
Height24-28 in.20-26 in.
Weight70-110 lb50-100 lb
IntelligenceHighHigh
History
Origin CountryFranceUnited States
Origin Year1587 AD1600 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessGoodGood
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyGoodGood
Pet FriendlyPoorPoor
Stranger FriendlyGoodPoor
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Aggressive
  • Loving
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentNoNo
IndoorYesYes
Small YardNoYes
Medium YardYesYes
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹40°F to 70°F50°F to 100°F
Barks/HowlsRarelyOften
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighHigh-Very High
Exercise RequiredHighMedium-High
Top Running Speed24 mph25 mph
StrengthHighHigh
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceLowMedium
SheddingLowMedium
DanderLowLow-Medium
Drool AmountLowLow

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameBeauceronCatahoula Leopard Dog
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaYesNo
Family/PackNoYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageYesNo
Focused & PatientNoYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionAverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingAverageAverage
ChasingAverageAverage
Follow CommandsAverageAverage
FightingAverageBelow Average
GuardingHighAverage
HerdingHighHigh
HuntingAverageHigh
ProtectionHighAverage
Remove VerminAverageBelow Average
SleddingAverageBelow Average
WatchHighAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameBeauceronCatahoula Leopard Dog
Lifespan
Lifespan10-12 yrs.10-14 yrs.
Common Health Issues
BloatNoYes
DeafnessNoYes
Hip DysplasiaNoYes
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameBeauceronCatahoula Leopard Dog
Coat
HairYesNo
FurNoYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesYes
Smooth CoatYesNo
Single CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
StraightYesYes
RoughNoYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesYes
Coat Color(s)
Black&tanYesNo
HarlequinYesNo
Tri-colorYesYes
BlackNoYes
Black & WhiteNoYes
BlueNoYes
Blue MerleNoYes
BrindleNoYes
BrownNoYes
Brown & WhiteNoYes
GreyNoYes
Quad-colorNoYes
RedNoYes
Red MerleNoYes
TanNoYes
White MerleNoYes
YellowNoYes
Yellow MerleNoYes