Sunday, April 24, 2016
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Friday, April 8, 2016
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
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
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
I am Marcus de la Houssaye, and I can be reached at 337 298 2630 if you want to talk Catahoula.