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Friday, April 8, 2016

A Curley Tails and Cutty Dark puppy @ 4 months old


Below is Patches, and I put this photo up first because it shows the big head that I hear people telling me they are looking for. 




Below is Curley Tails his mom


And here is profile view and at 4 months this pup is well built! Not to mention... he has perfect coloration being mostly dark with leopard, tan AND white trim, blaze face, white tip tail... oooh yes!





I spend a lot of time in the yard and woods with my dogs, and as you can see below, I cook in the yard too, breakfast is ready @ my house...





If you need to talk to me I am Marcus de la Houssaye and I can be reached @ 337 298 2630


Catahoula puppies for sale out of Nippers and Cocodrile born 4/6/2016




We got blue and red leopards...



OK, Moma is a little camera shy, so I will try to reload more photos later..

Below is Cocodrile a son of Patch and Bobbie Girl










Below is C Arrow Patch, the grand father of these little guys...


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Bijeaux II pups @ 7 weeks


OK, it is time for them to go to their new momas and daddies... 




They got their eyes on me and some are following me around the yard...



These are not cute little sit around and do nothings because I am already starting to see em jumping for joy, just like moma does!


The 3 leopards below are all male, and one of the blacks is one too.



I would like to show you more photos of Bijeaux II, but she is camera shy, 
so below we have a new guest who just came to visit. And I think the owner said he was 8 months. 


This is an example of what your dog can look like come deer season later this year, if you was to get a pup now to be your blood tracking dog for the next season coming up.


But back to Bijeaux's pups... they are already following me around the yard, and getting to the gate on the driveway, which is like a 100 yards from their kennel.



Alert, gamey and well focused these are super pets, and come hunting season they want to go everywhere you go.


In fact the more you make them a part of everything you do in the off season, the better in the long run for a working dog because they are comfortable around you 24/7 and know your program.


I get people who want a working dog, but don't have time for them, and wonder why the dog isn't everything they hoped for come hunting season. But the dog never went anywhere or did anything in the off season, except hang out in a stinking kennel and rarely was even let out to twist out and just be a free dog. Then the same dog goes to someone who spends time with it and the former owner regrets "getting rid of em", because he likes the way the dog 'acts' with the new owner. And we hear stuff like: "If I had knew he would turn out like that, I would have kept him." Hello? If YOU had kept him, he would NOT have turned out like that, because you don't put nothin into a dog except some store bought dog food!

Here is how an old timer put it to me: "A hog dog is only as good as the man hunting him."

This is Luke above and Kesahla below center who were just recently bred and should have some very interesting pups coming in this spring.


Below is Bijeaux II and you can see in her eye she don't like this camera stuff, but is just tolerating me so I will go away.




I am located in Lafayette Louisiana about 2 hrs. east of Houston, and 1 hr. west of Baton Rouge on I-10.

I can be reached by cell phone at 337 298 2630 if you want to talk Catahoula, and I am not always carrying the phone, but I will not be doing swamp tours until further notice due to the drama at the lake is more than I am willing to subject myself to, so I am with my dogs on the ground @ home almost 24/7.



And as a result of that lifestyle adjustment on my part, I will have time to talk this spring. So give me a call and lets see if we can match you with the right dog for your lifestyle, facilities, family, and working dog program.

 I place my dogs with Viet Nam vets who are suffering from PTSD and they tell me the dog is the best remedy and therapy they have ever had for their disorder.

Also recently I began placing Catahoulas with more families wanting a companion pet for their autistic child for theuraputic reasons and we are getting great results with that too.

Lately I am hearing a lot of people tell me they have been calling all the best breeders and hearing the same thing:"I am not breeding AND selling to the public." OK, now lets analyse this. It does not mean they are not breeding, just that they are fed up with the disrespect of dealing with the public. And I am advising everyone that I am doing my best to fill in on the demand and send some well bred dogs out to the right people, but the more I get to know people, the more I like my Catahoulas! So nothing personal, but I hope you are smiling too and we are on the same page!

Is it just me, or does it seem that too many people grew up watching too much Jerry Springer?

Anyway that may be the subject of a different blog...

I will be getting more puppy pictures up asap as the demand for them seems to never end.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Bijeaux II is solid Black just like her sire, Cutty Dark


Below we have a solid brown female with white tip toes, and what appears to be double glass eyes, but please do not jump to conclusions here,these pups @ 3 1/2 weeks ALL have blue eyes!


And this litter once again proves that breeding for dark colors instead of blue eyes 



creates leopard spots AND some blue eyes without the excessive white and  all that deaf and blind stuff you read about on the internet. This method of breeding also resulting in a few solid color dogs along with the leopards as you can see in these photos. Because I breed for performance, I get plenty of people who have not have good results with those flashy 'breed for show' dogs NOT working right as a cow dog or hog dog and want a solid black or the black and tan because "that seemed to work better". My reputation for breeding well balanced, easy going, but hard working dogs allows me to breed and market for performance, and as a result, I get a lot of calls for the solid dogs, and I have no problem "getting rid of 'em".




 Now people, I don't care WHAT COLOR they are, if they are breed right, they will work because there are no culls in the 'high' breed dogs, because they are all high performance. Though they may be late bloomers and sometimes be 2 or 3 years before coming into their own, if you got a dog to be a cow dog or a hog dog that was breed right, and you give it time, it will in it's OWN TIME fire off and there ain't no looking back. However most of the time we need to keep these little critters out of harms way for 2 or 3 years so they can survive what will ultimately be a test in the wild with something that is a skilled dog killer, the wild hog.


But, it would appear too many of us want to believe we are 'training' or making them be a hog dog or a pet, when in fact if it wasn't breed to be a bay dog, or a family pet, you ain't, and let me say it again, you ain't gonna put it in em! In this case, with the right people, they can go either way, becausre I breed for balance.



I am Marcus de la Houssaye, and I can be reached at 337 298 2630 if you want to talk Catahoula.

Red girl and Rock female wit double glass eyes