I received this Catahoula as a puppy from my Sister-in-Law. He was giver to her free of charge. I remember her saying he was a Catahoula mixed with a Blue Tick, but to me he mostly resembles a Catahoula. Currently we have issues with him because he cannot be contained in our back yard. Our family has stressfuls days when he gets loose into the neighborhood. He has had his run-ins with dead skunks, one porcupine, traffic, and the local dog catchers. He is just not safe within city limits unless he is kept within a safe fully contained backyard(ours being chainlink). My family would love him to go to a family or person who could take the time to train him to be useful either in work or just good company. He's a lovely dog, he just loves to mark and walk what he thinks is his territory. Which is a reason we would definitely prefer someone with land to spare to take him in. If you live in a city limit please take all precautions possible. He's known to use to be a 'Houdini'. We've used electric fence and hated to see him take the shock, which is the greatest length we've taken to keep him safe and contained. His greatest down fall is his obsession with vehicles. He could be completely contempt with laying in the front yard and chasing cars all day long. I know this description is very detailed in the many ways you should not take this lovely dog in, but I would just like to give the person or family that will give this dog a happy life a heads up. He is truly a kind hearted dog that would protect even the family cat(if he gets to know him/her). If looking to take in Doug I would recommend looking in to CataHoula Leopard Dogs to see what they're all about. Thank you!