Welcome to the website of Currant Catahoulas, the leading breeder of quality Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dogs within Australia. We are certified breeders with the National Association of Louisiana Catahoulas (NALC) and breed the Catahoula because we love them and believe they are one of the best breeds of dog in the world. Our main aim is to increase awareness and knowledge throughout Australia of this wonderful breed and to establish Australia’s future of high quality Catahoulas.

Although well recognised in other parts of the world, particularly the United States of America, Catahoulas are still new to Australia with no more than a suspected 300-500 existing between Australia and New Zealand. Because of this many Australian’s are not aware of the versatility of Catahoulas such as the fact that they have long been used to work cattle and hunt animals such as pigs, deer, raccoons and squirrels and some are expert climbers. (No joke!).

This website includes news and information about the breed and what they are used for. It also includes lots of information about us, our current and upcoming litters and a section of relevant resources and links for you to choose from should you choose. Please check out our rescue section to help us place rescued Catahoulas in to loving homes, and our lost and found section to reunite owners with their treasured dog. Enjoy!

News

Our story in Bayed Solid Mag

June 21st, 2012

Bayed Solid CoverCheck out our latest story in the May issue of Bayed Solid magazine!

Hunting down under

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Were on Facebook

March 11th, 2011

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Our latest story in Wildboar Mag

February 8th, 2011

Wildboar AustraliaHave a read of our latest story titled “Just a quick hunting trip” in the latest issue of Wildboar Australia magazine (Issue 28, in stores now).

 

 

 

 

 

Cyclone Yasi thoughts and prayers

February 2nd, 2011

Cyclone YasiPlease keep the residents of Northern Queensland in your thoughts and prayers for the next 48 hours.  Cyclone Yasi, a Category 5 cyclone that is said to be the most threatening cyclone in Australia since 1918 and also said to rival Hurricane Katrina, is due to cross the coast in approximately 6 hours time.  It is 500km wide with a 100km wide eye and winds expected around 300km/hr.  After the recent flooding in Queensland, Cyclone Anthony a couple of days ago, and now Cyclone Yasi, Queensland residents are one tough bunch.  Please keep Northern Queensland in your thoughts and prayers tonight.

(We are on the northern end of the Gold Coast in South-east Queensland and have not been affected by any of these three events.  Thankyou so much to all of our Catahoula friends for your concern).

Queensland floods

January 30th, 2011

Farm floodWe would just like to say thankyou to all of our owners and even strangers who have expressed their concern for us in recent weeks.  Fortunately we were spared flooding in January’s terrible events as we are located on the Northern end of the Gold Coast.

The response of Australians and those across the world has been overwhelming and much progress has been made in recovering and repairing from the disaster across Queensland.  However, there is still a long way to go.  We have received no reports of Catahoulas being victims to this disaster although there are many other animals of all shapes and sizes and people aswell who still need your support and assistance.

If you would like to help please consider making a monetary donation to any of the following organisations:

www.littlepawskittenrescue.com.au Little Paws is a volunteer organisation that are currently in the process of organising accommodation for a large number of flood victim cats currently in pounds and at risk of euthanasia.  They urgently need funds for this mass undertaking.

www.rspca.org.au Australia’s RSPCA shelter at Fairfield was devastated in the floods and they urgently need funds to repair their facilities and continue providing their essential services.

www.brisbanevalleycatrescue.com The Brisbane Valley Cat Rescue are at capacity and need funds to continue providing help.

www.vinnies.org.au St Vincent De Paul charity need monetary donations.

www.lifeline.org.au Lifeline also need monetary donations.

Currant’s Jezebell off to hog country

January 30th, 2011

Currant's JezebellCurrant’s Jezebell has moved onto her new home in central New South Wales for hunting in some high country.

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Currant’s Jet doin it big in the cape

January 25th, 2011

Joy and EarlLast year Currant’s Jet (from Oak Run’s Cayo Conch line) left us and headed off with Mick to the Cape where he lives and works to hunt 3-4 times a week.  Having lost Currant’s Earl (pictured) to a snake bite last year, Mick was keen for another Currant Cat and a companion for Currant’s Joy who was missing her best mate.

So far, Jet has been coming along well and is finding boars by himself.  Mick’s hoping that if Jet is half as good as Earl was, then he’ll still be a fantastic dog.

(Currant’s Joy, unknown Catahoula and Currant’s Earl pictured from left to right.  Stay tuned for Crabman)

Gypsy has a new home

March 7th, 2010

Currant's GypsyCurrant’s Gypsy has been rehomed into a wonderful family in Western Australia where she will enjoy playing with kids and other dogs, pigging and being thoroughly spoilt.  We will miss her but we wish her well.

 

 

 

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Andrew is in Russell Crowe’s video

January 19th, 2010

Russell Crowe and AndrewBack in 2006 Russell Crowe and his band The Ordinary Fear of God filmed their video clip to “Land of the second chance” on our farm.  We finally found the video clip of which Andrew and our farm appears.  You can see Andrew cutting the cane by hand as well as one of our sheds and plenty of our cane.  It was a big day for us and one we will never forget.  See the video and behind the scenes photos on our “Russell Crowe Video’ page.

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Auscat’s Red is no longer with us

February 12th, 2009

Ooh..hard work..time for a rest now!We are deeply saddened by our recent loss of Auscat’s Red. Red was taken from us last week after being run over by a visiting truck whilst working on our farm with Andrew.  Red was our best guard dog for our farm and will be sorely missed by our customers when they come to pick up mulch.  He was also our best hunter and stud dog and his absence will make a noticeable dent in our hunting adventures and breeding program.  Most of all, he will be sorely missed by Andrew who will no longer see his best mate enjoy the breeze in his ears on the back of his ute around the farm everyday. He will be forever loved and missed.