|Examples of Copper trim on legs and face
It is said that all Catahoulas can be traced back to these three foundation lines:
The Wright line was the largest at 90 to 110 pounds and were developed by Mr. Preston
Wright. This line represented dogs originally produced from Hernando de Soto's dogs.
The Fairbanks line was the next in size at 65 to 75 pounds and were developed by Mr. Lovie
Fairbanks. They were brindle to yellow in color.
The McMillin line was the smallest in size at 50 to 60 pounds and were developed by Mr. T. A.
McMillin of Sandy Lake, Louisiana. These were Blue Leopard dogs with glass eyes.
These three lines were crossed back and forth and created the variations of Catahoulas seen
Chocolate to Amber
An eye that has 2 or
An eye that has the
appearance of being
blue but in fact lacks
Eyes with a green hue