Pica


Catahoula Leopard Dog/Beagle
Picture of Pica, a female Catahoula Leopard Dog/Beagle

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Home:Portland, OR  
Age: 10 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Nicknames:
Pica Pie; Pica Pica Pica; Pica Bear;

Quick Bio:
-mutt-dog rescue

Likes:
biting, eating, running in circles, barking at birds

Pet-Peeves:
loud noises, neighbor's min pins, visitors

Favorite Toy:
stuffed hedgehog, plastic water bottles

Favorite Food:
baked turkey bits, cheese

Favorite Walk:
kelly point park, along the river

Arrival Story:
I saw her on petfinder.com where she was listed as a beagle/australian shepherd, and I thought that would be a great mix of brains and heart. then we decided she was more heeler than shepherd. and then as I was walking through our neighborhood the other day and a little girl came out and told me she was a catahoula leopard dog (or catahoula cur, as we call her now). she's actually kind of small for a catahoula (about 33 pounds at 8 months), so now when people ask us what she is we say she is a *minature* catahoula leopard hound. most people around here haven't heard of catahoulas, so they seem to accept this. we are still waiting to run into a wild boar to see if she goes after it and proves her catahoula mettle. mostly it's the merle pattern that makes people (including us) think catahoula, heeler, or shepherd. I think we're mostly seeing the native american dog ancestry, which they all share, I think, to some extent. "Pica" means: Dirt Eater, a small mountain rodent; Portland Institute for Contemporary Art; a typeface measurement; and a few other things. In her case, dirt eater is the most appropriate. She has taken puppy kindergarten, puppy intermediate, and a "work/play" class and does pretty well for the most part. sometimes she can get a little vocal -- especially when visitors come, because she is still a little bit shy. she is super fast and when she's old enough we're going take fly ball.

Bio:
we made up a joke for Pica to tell the other day: A: wuff wuff [knock knoc] B: who's there? A: BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK!

The Groups I'm In:
Catahoula-ville

I've Been On Dogster Since:
March 11th 2004 More than 10 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
16222


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