Really interesting dog in the shelter

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  1. mrose_s

    mrose_s BusterLove

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    I often look at the local shelter website just to check out whats around atm.
    I saw this boy, I don't think he's what they say he is but I've never seen anything like him IRL especially not in a shelter. Here they are all herding dog mixes, "pig dogs" which are generally Daney/Bull Arab-y types or small terriers.

    He is just stunning and such a hound, he's just not like anything that I usually see, I can't believe he's homeless. I'd love to meet him.

    Whats everyone think?

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    PlottMom The Littlest Hound

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    looks like a houla or leopard hound.... judging by the area though i'd go with houla. he's HANDSOME!
     
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    I think he needs to become a Chaz dog. ;)
     
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    mrose_s BusterLove

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    lol He is cute isn't he. I'm sure mum would love me to bring home another large male dog. lol

    I havn't heard anyone mention Houla's in Australia at all, I've never seen any here but I googled and it appears there are a few people that breed them for pigging.
     
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    PlottMom The Littlest Hound

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    I'm an idiot - I just read where it said Louisiana in his description ;) Altho if you have wild pigs, it wouldn't shock me lol
     
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    colliewog Collies&Terriers, Oh My!

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    I know of a Catahoula breeder in Florida that sent several dogs to Australia, so they're there, just out hunting, not as pets ...
     
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    here is a link there is also a kennel called auscat but they do not have a website i could find.

    Boardogs Pups For Sale
     
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    mrose_s BusterLove

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    I was thinking he looked quiet a bit houla but I didn't imagine we'd end up with one in a shelter. Do you think it would be worth sending an email to the shelter?
    I don't know much about Coonhounds but if he acts anything like a houla might (ahem: Voodoo) it might be better to have that in the breed description.
     
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    correct breed ID & description help to ensure a good match especially w/ peculiar personality traits like houlas taking a long time to warm up to a new owner. or their no crap taking attitude.
     

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