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The Catahoula Leopard Dog is an iconic American dog with many names, including Catahoula Cur, Catahoula hound, or leopard hound. Named after Catahoula Parish in the U.S. state of Louisiana, it’s also that state’s official dog. Catahoulas are known for their striking spotted coats, energy, and keen instincts. When we looked at Rover’s data for Catahoula names, we found choices inspired by country life, hunting, and Cajun or Creole culture—which make sense for this breed.
But there were fun surprises, too. Read on for the top Catahoula dog and puppy names from Rover’s massive database. Do you know any Catahoula hounds with these names?
Top Catahoula Dog Names
Fun facts: “Blue” is much more popular for these dogs than others, probably because of their beautiful blue eyes. Their spotted coat inspires owners, too, with “Pepper” in the top 10 for this dog (unlike other breeds). We also spotted plenty of nature-inspired picks like Willow, Nova, and Moose.
Top 5 Male Catahoula Names
Top 5 Female Catahoula Names
Top 5 Catahoula Hunting Names
It’s no surprise that these athletic hunting dogs are often given names that reflect those abilities.
Top 5 Cajun Names
This French-inspired list is topped by the nickname for New Orleans itself, Nola.
- Nola (New Orleans homage!)
Top 5 Fun Catahoula Cur Names
These names made us smile. They were each given to more than one dog this year.
- Po (as in the po’boy sandwich)
Dog Naming Advice
Have fun and base your pick on your dog’s personality. After all, their name is a reflection of everything they are. Or, you know, a reflection of something that makes you happy, whether that’s breakfast or the natural world or a great TV show.
Dog trainers typically advise against names that might be confused for common dog training cues, such as “sit,” “stay,” “touch,” or “come.” If you stick to two-syllable names, it’s easy to avoid this confusion.
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