Welcome to our Spotlight Breed article of the week! This article will help you learn about a fun and unique dog breed from around the globe. We are excited to spotlight the American Leopard Hound today! One of the best attributes of this breed is its intelligence. However, there is so much more to learn. Please continue reading to learn more!
Did you know that American Leopard Hounds are among the oldest dog breeds in the Americas? The breed’s origins are unknown, but researchers have established that Spanish conquistadors brought the dogs to the New World. By the early 18th century, American Leopard Hounds had become established in eastern North Carolina. The breed went west to Tennessee and Kentucky and south into Texas and Oklahoma.
The breed is suitable for novice owners are they are pretty easy to take care of. However, we do not recommend that the American Leopard Hound lives in a small house or apartment. This breed will need plenty of room to build upon their mental and physical stimulation.
The American Leopard Hound is a friendly dog. They are highly affectionate with family and love to form close bonds with their people. The breed is also nice to children and dogs. You may run into some issues if the dog encounters a stranger. The breed may become indifferent or aggressive with strangers. It is good to ensure that the dog is socialized and exposed to different people.
We mentioned that the American Leopard Hound is intelligent. They will show you how smart they are! The breed can be easy to train. They are adept at associating a prompt, an action, and a consequence. They may possess a “what’s in it for me?” attitude, so positive reinforcement will be helpful in your training sessions!
Are you looking for a fun-loving and intelligent dog breed? If so, the American Leopard Hound may be for you! We will leave you with our favorite quote about the breed: “My sunshine doesn’t come from the skies; it comes from the love of my American Leopard Hound.”