a friend of mine adopted a dog from louisiana and later had a litter of 8 puppies.. they were so adorable i took one home for myself. my friend was moving across the country around the time the puppies were born so i took mine in extremely early.. around 5 weeks. shes had a few, we'll say "behavioral" issues, growing up but with lots of classes and patience shes turned into the best friend i've ever had. she never leaves my side and just seems to know what i'm thinking and what i want from her. we got her a dna test and turns out she is catahoula with a small amount of lab and even great dane in her (which really surprised me because shes not huge, 65lbs) i'm very interested in the catahoula breed so far everything i've read about them is my MaeBee, she loves to swim, unfortunately she can jump and climb over any fence, she is EXTREMELY energetic, (the trick to her "behavioral" issues is plenty or exercise) extremely loyal and loving, shes smarter than most humans i know, and she has the characteristic baying of the catahoula. i'd love to hear from other houla parents.