Is it a leopard or a dog? The question is now. Well this is American Leopard Hound. Extremely specific breed because by its appearance resembles a leopard.
AMERICAN LEOPARD HOUND: HISTORY
American Leopard Hound is an old breed, but there is no accurate data on the dates when they were created. According to some documents to America were brought by the Spanish conquerors. Were joined with local Mexican dog and trained to hunt bears. Then they were called Leopard Cur. In 2008 year this dog received its present name American Leopard Hound.
There are records of the existence of these dogs in the distant year of 1700 somewhere in North Carolina. Left borders around 1900, so in 1950 were formalized as a rare breed. UKC organization recognized American Leopard Hound breed to can compete in 1998.
AMERICAN LEOPARD HOUND: APPEARANCE AND ANATOMY
American Leopard Hound is a dog of medium size. It is very agile, harmonious proportions. Fast moving, which allow long legs. Even in difficult terrain. Active and worthy hunters, with strong muscles and sports appearance.
The size is in the range of 21 to 27 inches, while the weight is in the range of 35 to 75 pounds.
HEAD: large, but in proportion to the body.
MUZZLE: medium length, scissors bite.
NOSE: black color, can be brown with the red merle-colored dog.
EYES: placed far away, round, yellow or brown.
EARS: drop, medium length, wide at the base, stand tall.
NECK: arched, powerful, muscular, moderate length.
FEET: moderate size, round and very compact, with well-formed fingers.
TAIL: Set on low, all lengths are allowed.
COAT: double, dense, smooth. Outer is rough, undercoat is fine.
COLOR: leopard patterns, yellow, black, brindle, red and blue or mouse color.
AMERICAN LEOPARD HOUND: CHARACTER AND BEHAVIOR
American Leopard Hound is by use real hound and hunter. Able to withstand many efforts and extreme conditions in nature. His greatest desire is always to please his master. It does not matter what price it takes to pay. It is therefore an ideal dog for the dressing. Obedient and loyal to the end. During dressage unconditionally listens command, quickly remember them and repeat them if necessary to a million times. They have great innate desire to hunt, or pursuit of prey. It will also enter into a fight with any animal, without injury. Because they have the ability to draw out the problem without prejudice.
They need regular physical exercise to stay mentally and physically healthy. This can be a game in the backyard, preferably enclosed, or walk several times a day. However, you will not believe it, these dogs are able to play hide and seek in the house to roll the ball across the floor. That’s why they are ideal pets for your children.
AMERICAN LEOPARD HOUND: ADAPTATION AND CONDITIONS OF LIFE
American Leopard Hound is a great dog for you if you love nature and frequent stays in the woods. She loves running and outdoor games. If you live in an apartment you will need a little more time to devote to your pet. It can be any kind of game, it’s just important that it is activity. However if you have a house with a fenced yard, American Leopard Hound will love it. They will have the opportunity to be around all day in the open air, which is the primary thing for him. With children get along well, but sometimes can behave quite protective.
If you manage to hunt, will listen to your every command, will enjoy every moment, but when he comes home will prefer to rest in a warm house than outside. But sleeping outside the house, will not pose a big problem, if it is adequately protected.
AMERICAN LEOPARD HOUND SEEN BY CHILDREN
AMERICAN LEOPARD HOUND: HEALTH PROBLEMS AND CARE
American Leopard Hound is generally a very healthy breed. There are no major health problems that should be noted. Sometimes it can happen to get hip dysplasia. It is necessary to combing at least two times a week in order to remain perfect fur. Especially if you spend a lot of time in nature.
He needs adequate nutrition in order not to get overweight. This can bother the dog during the performance of physical activity.
The lifespan of the breed American Leopard Hound is 12 to 15 years.