Catahoulas are highly intelligent, protective and energetic. They have a need to take charge of their pack. Catahoulas in general are very even-tempered. They make a good family dog but don`t like to be isolated, so interaction with them is a daily requirement. Some owners say that the Catahoula owns them because they can be insistent when it`s time to eat or do their favorite activities. Get acquainted with this dog off leash in one of our family run areas. Most dogs will need to run off some energy before they settle down and get acquainted with you. Thanks!