Pointer vs Catahoula Leopard Dog

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

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the Pointer and Catahoula Leopard Dog are not recommended for new or inexperienced owners.
  • Children - Both breeds are child friendly, but the Pointer is the most friendly between the breeds.
  • Grooming - Both the Pointer and Catahoula Leopard Dog are very low maintenance and easy to groom.
  • Barking - Both the Pointer and Catahoula Leopard Dog are above average barkers.
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Pointer vs Catahoula Leopard Dog
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Breed NamePointerCatahoula Leopard Dog
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan12-15 yrs.10-14 yrs.
Height23-28 in.20-26 in.
Weight45-75 lb50-100 lb
IntelligenceHighHigh
History
Origin CountryUnited KingdomUnited States
Origin Year1650 AD1600 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodGood
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodGood
Pet FriendlyVery GoodPoor
Stranger FriendlyVery GoodPoor
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentYesNo
IndoorYesYes
Small YardYesYes
Medium YardYesYes
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹45°F to 80°F50°F to 100°F
Barks/HowlsOftenOften
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 NamePointerCatahoula Leopard Dog
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentYesNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyYesNo
AverageNoNo
Focused & PatientNoYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageAverage
ChasingBelow AverageAverage
Follow CommandsBelow AverageAverage
FightingBelow AverageBelow Average
GuardingBelow AverageAverage
HerdingBelow AverageHigh
HuntingHighHigh
ProtectionBelow AverageAverage
Remove VerminBelow AverageBelow Average
SleddingVery LowBelow Average
WatchBelow AverageAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NamePointerCatahoula Leopard Dog
Lifespan
Lifespan12-15 yrs.10-14 yrs.
Common Health Issues
BloatNoYes
DeafnessNoYes
Hip DysplasiaNoYes
Appearance Comparison
Breed NamePointerCatahoula Leopard Dog
Coat
HairYesNo
FurNoYes
Coat Type
Single CoatYesYes
Smooth CoatYesNo
Double CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
StraightYesYes
RoughNoYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesYes
Coat Color(s)
BlackYesYes
Black & WhiteYesYes
LemonYesNo
Lemon&whiteYesNo
LiverYesNo
Liver&whiteYesNo
OrangeYesNo
Orange&whiteYesNo
BlueNoYes
Blue MerleNoYes
BrindleNoYes
BrownNoYes
Brown & WhiteNoYes
GreyNoYes
Quad-colorNoYes
RedNoYes
Red MerleNoYes
TanNoYes
Tri-colorNoYes
White MerleNoYes
YellowNoYes
Yellow MerleNoYes