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Cajun Squirrel Dog – Dog Breed Guide

Breed summary

Size: Small
Weight: 20 to 35 pounds
Height: 16 to 19 inches
Longevity: 13
Bark Tendency: High
Aggression: Low
Compatibility to other pets: Medium

Adopt a Cajun Squirrel Dog, Dog Breed Guide

Introduction

The Cajun Squirrel Dog is closely related to the Kemmer Stock Hybrid Squirrel dogs that are bred out of Tennessee. These two dog breeds share the same breeding lines, 50% cur blood and 50% Feist lines. The major difference between the Cajun Squirrel Dog and the Kemmer Stock Hybrids is their place of origin. The Cajun Squirrel dog breed is mostly bred within the “Cajun” region of the Bayous of southern Louisiana.

Official Name

Cajun Squirrel Dog
Other Name:
Cajun Cur
Cajun Feist
Old Cajun Squirrel Dog
Original Cajun Squirrel Dog

Origin

Date – 1980’s
Country – United States
Family / Group:
Hunting
Hound
Cur
Feist

Recognized By

Dog Registry of America, Inc.
Original Cajun Squirrel Dog Registry

History

The Cajun Squirrel Dogs is often mistaken for and called as Kemmer Stock Hybrids and the Mullin’s Feist breed. Though they are very closely related and were line bred from the same stock foundation that crossed three different Feist breeds with selected lines of the Kemmer Stock Mountain Curs, breeders of the Cajun Squirrel Dogs insists that this squirrel dog breed is different for having a very close affinity and similarity to the culture and lifestyle of the Cajuns of Southern Louisiana. Developed and selectively bred by Carlton Savoy of St. Amant, Louisiana, this breed was created to be specialists when it comes to hunting and treeing squirrels.

Personality

Cajun Squirrel dogs are very easily trained due to their high intelligence, attentiveness and strong drive to please their masters. All this positive traits were inherited from their Cur and Feist ancestors. They are specialists treeing dogs when it comes to squirrels, displaying seriousness and total focus while tracking, trailing and treeing squirrels in absolute silence. These dogs are so squirrel crazy that some Cajun Squirrel dogs only hunt squirrels and won’t go after raccoons and other vermin. These are dogs that are versatile hunters, capable of using three senses, sight, scent and hearing while hunting squirrels.

Bred For

Cajun Squirrel dogs are specialists treeing dogs when it comes to squirrels, displaying seriousness and total focus while tracking, trailing and treeing squirrels in absolute silence.

Environment

Cajun Squirrel dogs are natural hunting and treeing dogs that are not suited for city life and apartment types. They will thrive in rural areas with owners who will use them as hunting companions.

Grooming

The Cajun Squirrel dog is easy to groom. An occasional combing and brushing to remove dead hair is all it needs.

Training

Cajun Squirrel dogs are very easily trained due to their high intelligence, attentiveness and strong drive to please their masters.

Health

The Cajun Squirrel dog breed is relatively young and health problems are not that properly documented. But Lousiana breeders consider these dogs as very healthy.

Exercise

The Cajun Squirrel dogs need to be taken on daily long walks or jogging if not kept as pure hunting dogs.

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