One of the American Leopard Hound’s best qualities is intelligence. The breed is particularly protective of youngsters and is caring and affectionate toward its family. One of the first tree dog breeds in the United States, American Leopards have extraordinary tracking skills and can frequently follow their prey for miles.
The American Leopard Hound is a medium to a large-sized dog with three patterns—Solid, Leopard, and Brindle—nine approved colors, and a variety of markings. However, 60% of all American Leopards are solid-colored dogs.
The breed can hunt a wide range of game species, including but not limited to raccoon, bear, bobcat, cougar, squirrel, and any other wildlife that prefers to live in trees. They do exceedingly well in adverse temperatures, both hot and cold, as they are a particularly hardy breed.