A Catahoula Bulldog is a hybrid breed created by crossing two specific breeds: The Catahoula Leopard Dog and the American Bulldog. They originated over 100 years ago to be used as a working dog. The hybrid may be 50% Catahoula Leopard Dog and 50% American Bulldog in a first generation cross, with succeeding crosses of up to 75%/25% in either direction. In 1968 Mr. Stodghill of the Animal Research Foundation began the first registration of Catahoula Bulldogs, officially coining the name and expectations of the hybrid.
The NCBR is the first and only single breed registry dedicated only to the Catahoula Bulldog as a hybrid breed.
The National Catahoula Bulldog Registry (NCBR) will strive to preserve the true Catahoula Bulldog by adhering to quality standards and providing an accurate and valid outlet for registration and documentation of the lineage and achievements of the dogs within the organization.
American Bulldogs and Catahoula Leopard Dogs are used to produce a Catahoula Bulldog. NCBR accepts two types of registration: Regular and Breeding Stock.
The NCBR will host working and conformation competitions for Catahoula Bulldogs. The dogs may compete in conformation, hog baying, treeing, cattle work, blood trailing, obedience and agility
PROGRAMS AND INCENTIVES:
The NCBR offers a Certified Breeder Program, designed to be an outlet for the public to find reputable and responsible breeders. NCBR also offers a unique title called Champion of the Field in which dogs may work towards their own kind of award doing their daily “job” at home.