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Friday, January 20, 2017

Coco and Cutty Dark 11/22/2016


OK, I confess, I am gonna miss these boys when they are gone...



I have 4 males, and IMHO the one below is a black and brown, although he looks solid black at the moment, he is turning and he is the great explorer along with the blue eyed one 'with too much white'. If you are looking for a tracking dog, the white one will be easier to see in the dark, and both he and the black one followed Rivers all the way to the gate last week(about 100 yards from da kennel).



So, why is the big boy above laying down? Because like his daddy, he always has his nose on the ground and is rolling! He is about to take a nap in the photo above...




In the photo above, with the white one is a red/brown leopard, and the same below alone.




Below is Coco trying to stay ahead of them...












I am at 337 298 2630, if you are interested...

Monday, January 2, 2017

Blair bred NALC reg. C - Arrow Patch

People, look at the neck on this 14 year old dog!


Today, almost every dog in my yard is a descendant of Patch, the dog who showed me what a real Catahoula is all about. For about 10 years I tried to find a good cross for a great dog from the 90's, and was for the most part disappointed with everything I crossed him to because there is a lot of trash out there. Sorry, you can't breed a great dog with trash and expect a great outcome! That great dog was named Maurice and he was born on my houseboat in 1992 in the Atchafalaya Basin Swamp.


I bought Patch in 2004 when he was two years old at Uncle Earl's and waited two years to breed him. The first time I bred him was a cross with Ruby, a grand child of Maurice and every puppy, grand child and great grand child was to grow up to be magnificent. There were no culls after Patch!


Ruby training her puppies in the bay pen with the puppy pen attached to it.


Coco, Patch's daughter on the left and Simon a grandson out of Angel on the right grew up in that puppy pen attached to the bay pen.


It was with Patch, that I learned what a foundation bred dog can do genetically for my kennels overall performance.  Below is Angel out of Ruby and Patch with his grandchildren.


Below is Bobalou out of Alida and Frank



Below is Patch's grandson Whiteboy out of Angel and Bobalou



Below is Patch's grandson Jesse, a littermate of Whiteboy born in 2006 out of Angel and Bobalou



Patch @ 9 years old @ Uncle Earl's 2011 below




And don't he make some handsome puppies? Below is Jesse James from Patch's last litter in 2014.


And below is Arnold the governator out of Ruby and Patch








RIP old boy, 

you made me a better man,

the more you got beat up, the more determined you were to win!

I have grandchildren of Patch out of Coco for sale in January 2017, 
and you can call me @ 337 298 2630 or email catahoula1@gmail.com 

The Legend Wins High Point Dog and Best of the Best @ Uncle Earl's 2016

Every dog enters the ring with a perfect score and is judged on mistakes. 

Legend didn't make any.

 I don't know what he did in the one dog, two dog, and the old and young, @ Uncle Earl's 2016, but he won the High Point Dog and the Best of the Best! 

They don't call him 'Legend' for nuthin! Wow, watch him bay 'em! 

You can't train 'em to do this, he is a natural!!! 

And thank you Kelly Lee, for sharing this video, because I can't stop watching it!


Sorry, this the only link I have at the moment, and you must be on facebook to interface ...

https://www.facebook.com/kellylee1970/videos/vb.100001915369800/1194238213983346/?type=2&theater

Cookie and Cutty Dark Puppies born 12/8/2016




Cutty Dark, a grandson of Diamond Cutter and Camp A While's Abbey




OK, the rain stopped, and the sun is shining, so I can go take some more photos of the pups




I am Marcus de la Houssaye and I can be reached by cell phone @ 337 298 2630

Catahoula Puppies For Sale And It Is That Time Of Year Again!

On and for the record, I have three litters of puppies for sale which are going out after the first of the year!

I will post pics of Cookies pups next...

Christmas is over, and deer season is soon to be finished too!

And this post explains why I am accused of being so "rude" on da phone to people I have never met, (actually just being honest, protective, and caring for da babies born in my yard) and why da 1st phone call is a good screen to disqualify most callers who just want to 'make them into a pet' and as usual "I" am often accused of being a 'hard' breeder "to do business with!" Yah you got dat RIGHT! Why? Simply put: because I am breeding hunting, personal protection, service and elite, high performance, WORKING dogs, and I am NOT breeding pets.







But... the irony is: the best working dogs are always a 'part' of the family and are usually the kids pet and personal protection, or simply your best friend, when it is not hunting season. Cur dogs, such Catahoula, Yellow Black Mouth, and Mountain Curs are so intelligent, sensitive and aware, even as little pups, that they are not only smarter than we think, 
THEY ARE SMARTER THAN US!

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(A red leopard son of Patch and Ruby @ 8 weeks old)



~ A Post Christmas Warning:
~ In about 4 to 12 weeks after Christmas we are going to be seeing folks put up the
   "We need to re-home our pet" posts and Craigs list ads. 

                  (The photo above was taken by a very responsible dog 'owner' 
                       who took their new pup on a hike in the Colorado Rockies, 
                              and had stopped for a break along the trail.)

~ These are the folks who purchased puppies as Christmas gifts who are suddenly allergic, moving, having a baby, don't have time, their kids won't take care of it, didn't think they'd get so big, etc...


~ To these people I say:


*You didn't know you had an allergy? oops. Don't let the pet suffer. Get allergy medicine.


*You're moving? what city are you moving to that doesn't allow dogs? Bullcrapville? find a house/ apartment / condo that will ALLOW your furry family member. PERIOD.

(a son of Maurice I circa 2002)


*Oh...you had no idea you were due to have a baby in 2 months? interesting. 
Get a dog trainer and suck it up, buttercup, you're a pet mom and a human mom now, millions deal with this daily and manage just fine and so will you, if you decide to, so just decide to do it.

              (Ruby and Simon on board a de la Houssaye's Swamp Tour)

*Don't have time for one 15 minute walk or to have a dog just sit next to you while you're home? really? 


~ So they're better off in a shelter than waiting in your house for you to get home? okaaay!!!....


~ get another dog to keep them company or find a solution that lets them stay in your home, it really isn't that difficult.


*Oh....you mean your 5 year old didn't step up to the plate to feed, walk, and scoop poop? 


~ And this surprised you? 


~ I guess it's time for you to step up and be the model of responsibility for your own child.



*Wrong Size? not cute as an adult? 


not quite the personality you expected?


 ~ look in a mirror... 


~ How'd you turn out?


 Should we send you back or make you homeless? 

                                (Jesse circa 2011)
~ Grow the hell up, you chose to bring this puppy home, not the other way around....



but you can bet your ass "that dog" would lay down his life for you.. can you do the same for him or her?


~ I didn't make this post to offend anyone, but rather to open eyes... 


and take responsibility for those without a voice that had no choice in being a gift for Christmas.


~ Feel free to copy and share.


   Merry Christmas y'all, and here is another post card from Louisiana.


Should you be interested in being a part of the de la Houssaye's Catahoula family, and going through the qualification process, I can be reached by cell phone at 337 298 2630 or email: catahoula1@gmail.com

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Of Course I Have Catahoula Puppies For Sale!

And this is why I am accused of being so "rude" on da phone to people I have never met, (actually just being honest, protective, and caring for da babies born in my yard) and why da 1st phone call is a good screen to disqualify most callers who just want to 'make them into a pet' and as usual "I" am accused of being a 'hard' breeder "to do business with!" Yah you got dat RIGHT!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(A red leopard son of Patch and Ruby @ 8 weeks old)



~ Christmas Warning:
~ In about 4 to 12 weeks after Christmas we are going to be seeing the "We need to re-home our pet" posts. 

(The photo above was taken by a very responsible dog 'owner' who took their new pup on a hike in the Colorado Rockies, and had stopped for a break along the trail.)

~ These are the folks who purchased puppies as Christmas gifts who are suddenly allergic, moving, having a baby, don't have time, their kids won't take care of it, didn't think they'd get so big (etc...)


~ To these people I say:


*You didn't know you had an allergy? oops. Don't let the pet suffer. Get allergy medicine.


*You're moving? what city are you moving to that doesn't allow dogs? Bullcrapville? find a house/ apartment / condo that will ALLOW your furry family member. PERIOD.


*Oh...you had no idea you were due to have a baby in 2 months? interesting. 
Get a dog trainer and suck it up, buttercup, you're a pet mom and a human mom now, millions deal with this daily and manage just fine and so will you if you decide to. so just decide to do it.

                                      (Ruby on board a de la Houssaye's Swamp Tour)

*Don't have time for one 15 minute walk or to have a dog just sit next to you while you're home? really? 


~ So they're better off in a shelter than waiting in your house for you to get home? okaaay!!!....


~ get another dog to keep them company. find a solution that lets them stay in your home, it really isn't that difficult.


*Oh....you mean your 5 year old didn't step up to the plate to feed, walk, and scoop poop? 


~ And this surprised you? 


~ I guess it's time for you to step up and be the model of responsibility for your own child.



*Wrong Size? not cute as an adult? 


not quite the personality you expected?


 ~ look in a mirror... 


~ How'd you turn out?


 Should we send you back or make you homeless. 


~ Grow the hell up, you chose to bring this puppy home, not the other way around....



but you can bet your ass "that" dog would lay down his life for you.. can you say the same for him or her?


~ I didn't make this post to offend anyone, but rather to open eyes, 


and take responsibility for those without a voice that had no choice in being a gift for Christmas.


~ Feel free to copy and share.


                              Merry Christmas y'all, and here is another post card from Louisiana.


Should you be interested in being a part of the de la Houssaye's Catahoula family, and going through the qualification process, I can be reached by cell phone at 337 298 2630 or email: catahoula1@gmail.com