Descended from ancient European hounds and used for hunting, herding, and even as a stalker of feral swamp pigs, the history of the Catahoula Leopard Dog has a history that sheds light on the interdependent relationship Louisiana has with its natural environment. Today these energetic and loyal Catahoula is are beloved, serving as the official state dog of Louisiana. This full-color, illustrated reference guide by Walter LeBon synthesizes geography, history, and anthropology to provide a delightful and informative discussion of this singular breed.
Walter LeBon was born in 1940 near Bayou St. John in New Orleans. LeBon taught in the New Orleans Public Schools for 21 years and at Archbishop Rummel High School (Metairie, LA) for 19 years. While teaching high school, he served as adjunct instructor at UNO, the University of Holy Cross, and other colleges. He currently lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.