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American Leopard Hound Breed Information
The American Leopard Hound is a medium to large sized all-purpose hunting dog, ultimately bred for its temperament and strong tracking abilities. The exact history of the breed is unknown. However, their ancestors are thought to have arrived alongside the Spanish conquistadors. American Leopard Hounds have been used throughout American history for hunting a variety of both ground and tree prey. The American Leopard Hound was found to be very helpful with rounding up and herding livestock as well as.
American Leopard Hounds are exceptionally intelligent, brave, and strong. Strong enough to traverse all kinds of terrain—and climb trees with ease. The American Leopard is extremely loving and affectionate towards their families, protective of children, and eager to please. They will get along well with other dogs and animals when socialized from a young age but are known to chase smaller animals if not trained properly.
As a working breed of dog, American Leopard Hounds will do best when provided bursts of physical exercise, whether that is playing in the backyard with the kids, going on a walk around the block, or refreshing their training skills. They are at their best when they have a “meaningful” task to perform each day. They also have an independent streak, therefore, it’s crucial to establish yourself as the pack leader. Otherwise, they’ll assume the role which can lead to behavioral problems.