Catahoula Leopard Poodle mix (Pooda Houla) Temperament, Size, Adoption, Lifespan

Pooda Houla is a designer dog breed that can be obtained by breeding a Standard Poodle and a Catahoula Leopard. Usually, a standard-sized Poodle is crossbred with Catahoula Leopard but a miniature Poodle can also be bred to obtain a small-sized Pooda Houla. By appearance, these beautiful dogs resemble a lot with Catahoula Leopard. Their coats are multicolored and their eyes are ice-blue. These dogs may overeat most of the time and put on some weight. But they are physically active, they burn their calories readily. The quantity of their food should always be in control according to the exercise.

    Pooda Houla Temperament

    The temperament of a Pooda Houla is a mix of both a Poodle and a Catahoula Leopard. They are very good family dogs and do not want to be alone. Anxiety and depression may overcome if they are left alone for a longer time. They are very affectionate with kids. They are a little bit suspicious about strangers but after some time they allow them to become friendly. These beauties are never aggressive. They are not shy as well. Originally they do not like the company of other pets but socialization at the early stage of life may develop them into a pet-friendly hybrid.

    Catahoula Leopard Poodle mix (Pooda Houla) Temperament, Size, Adoption, Lifespan

    Pooda Houla Size

    The size of a Pooda Houla dog is either standard or mini. It depends on the size of a Poodle. If a standard Poodle is bred, the hybrid will also be standard-sized and vice versa. The average height of a male Pooda Houla dog is in the range of 16 inches to 22 inches and their weight lies within 35 pounds to 60 pounds. Talking about female Pooda Houla, they also lie within the same height and weight range. They like to go out and explore things. They are always curious about new people and things. So, you can take them out for social parties and for a walk in the morning. 

    Pooda Houla Adoption

    The adoption of a Pooda Houla needs to have a deep study. If you are a people person and meet new people on a daily basis, these dogs may not suit you because they are not very good with strangers. If you want to adopt them for your kids, you may go for them because they are friendly and affectionate with kids. If you are a traveler, these dogs are not for you. Instead, you should find a companion large-sized dog. You must have an idea about their food before adopting these beauties. Overeating may put on some extra weight. But they may take off their weight with exercise. 

    Pooda Houla Lifespan

    The lifespan of a Pooda Houla is from 10 years to 13 years. These beautiful dogs are large in size. So, their lifespan is perfect for them. They mostly die naturally after completing their lifespan. Like other hybrid animals, they skip a lot of health problems that may be inherited from their parent breeds. Before adoption, always look for their health profile. If necessary perform some health tests to satisfy yourself. The following tests are usually performed;

    • Thyroid tests
    • Blood analysis
    • Radiographs
    • Blood sugar tests
    • Complete physical examination.

    If all these tests are negative, then you should go for a purchase. Regularly take them to a vet for the maintenance of their health.

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