Ol Southern Catch Dog

Breed Rating

family friendly:
Dog friendly:
Watch/guard dog:
Affection / Dependance:
Exercise needed:
Space needed:
Tendency to bark:
Grooming Requirements:
Tendency to bark:
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Breed Attributes


Breed group: Non-Sporting    Type: Pure Breed    Talent: , , ,


Size: Large     Weight: 50-90 lbs     Fur length: Short    Ears: Flappy    Fur type: Straight    Fur Color: Black & White, Brown & White, White / Cream


Life Expectancy: 12-14 years    Rarity: Uncommon    Availability: Hard to find    Climate: Not good for cold climate.

Breed Details


The Ol' Southern Catchdog is a true multipurpose pure function dog. Originating in United States of America, the dog is primarily developed for Hog Catching but it also makes a very good family pet. It is a medium size dog that is powerful and athletic. It weighs around 50-90 lbs and stands between 18-25 inches.

This medium to large athletic dog comes with square and broad head that is in proportion to the body and short to medium and wide muzzle. Almond shaped or round eyes may come in any colour. High set ears are flopped. Nose can be of any colour with wide open nostrils for free breathing. Well muscled and thick neck blends smoothly into very muscular forelimbs. Deep and wide chest has well sprung ribs for heavy intake of air. Strong back is slightly arched. High set tail is naturally docked or hang down the hocks. The short, close, glossy and stiff coat can come in any colour.

This breed is NOT recognized by AKC or any major kennel club.


Any colour is acceptable but white is more often seen.


This dog has a short, close, glossy and stiff coat that is easy to maintain.


Though bred for hunting and catching hog and cattle, the Ol' Southern Catch dog is also a very good family pet with its even temperament and loving nature. It is a multipurpose dog that not only makes an excellent Hog and Cattle hunter/catcher but is also an excellent watch and guard dog, efficient cattle herder and all around family pet. With its non-aggressive and affectionate nature, the dog makes a loyal and trustworthy family companion that is very gentle and tolerant with children of all ages. It gets along well with other dogs in the family. This brave, confident, determined and extremely courageous dog is willing to give up its own life to save its master and family. It is a very devoted dog that is a very good addition in the family.


Short coat of this breed is easy to groom as only occasional brushing is needed to keep the coat in top condition.




This breed needs to be taken on a daily walk, run or jog, preferably given a job to do. Without enough daily mental and physical exercise they will become high strung and may become hard to handle.

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