Vizsla vs Catahoula Leopard Dog

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

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - The Vizsla is a good choice for new owners, whereas the Catahoula Leopard Dog is not recommended for new/inexperienced owners.
  • Children - Both breeds are child friendly, but the Vizsla is the most friendly between the breeds.
  • Grooming - Both the Vizsla and Catahoula Leopard Dog are very low maintenance and easy to groom.
  • Barking - Both breeds will bark frequently, but the Vizsla has the highest tendency to bark between the two.
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Vizsla vs Catahoula Leopard Dog
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Breed NameVizslaCatahoula Leopard Dog
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan12-15 yrs.10-14 yrs.
Height21-25 in.20-26 in.
Weight40-65 lb50-100 lb
IntelligenceHighHigh
History
Origin CountryHungaryUnited States
Origin Year1357 AD1600 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodGood
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodGood
Pet FriendlyVery GoodPoor
Stranger FriendlyVery GoodPoor
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Likes To Snuggle
  • Affectionate
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentNoNo
IndoorNoYes
Small YardNoYes
Medium YardNoYes
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹30°F to 80°F50°F to 100°F
Barks/HowlsVery OftenOften
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighHigh-Very High
Exercise RequiredHighMedium-High
Top Running Speed24 mph25 mph
StrengthHighHigh
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceLowMedium
SheddingMediumMedium
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 NameVizslaCatahoula Leopard Dog
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageYesNo
Focused & PatientYesYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageAverage
ChasingHighAverage
Follow CommandsBelow AverageAverage
FightingBelow AverageBelow Average
GuardingAverageAverage
HerdingAverageHigh
HuntingHighHigh
ProtectionHighAverage
Remove VerminHighBelow Average
SleddingBelow AverageBelow Average
WatchAverageAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameVizslaCatahoula Leopard Dog
Lifespan
Lifespan12-15 yrs.10-14 yrs.
Common Health Issues
BloatNoYes
CancerYesNo
DeafnessNoYes
EpilepsyYesNo
Hip DysplasiaYesYes
Sebaceous AdenitisYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameVizslaCatahoula Leopard Dog
Coat
HairYesNo
FurNoYes
Coat Type
Single CoatYesYes
Smooth CoatYesNo
Double CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
SilkyYesNo
RoughNoYes
StraightNoYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesYes
Coat Color(s)
GoldenYesNo
Golden RustYesNo
RedYesYes
Red GoldenYesNo
RustYesNo
Rust GoldenYesNo
Sandy YellowYesNo
BlackNoYes
Black & WhiteNoYes
BlueNoYes
Blue MerleNoYes
BrindleNoYes
BrownNoYes
Brown & WhiteNoYes
GreyNoYes
Quad-colorNoYes
Red MerleNoYes
TanNoYes
Tri-colorNoYes
White MerleNoYes
YellowNoYes
Yellow MerleNoYes