NCBR Special Programs

The NCBR difference

  • Conformation and working competitions

  • NCBR Certified Breeder program

  • CHF Champion of the Field program.

The Catahoula Bulldog is historically a working dog, used as a multipurpose hunting, stock gathering and protection dog.  They are still used for these purposes today, as well as a wide array of other job titles including search and rescue and service dogs.  Their extreme intelligence and work ethic is an integral part of their breed character and heritage.  .  

Promoting and preserving the working abilities of the Catahoula Bulldog is priority, while also providing an outlet for them to compete and earn championship titles.

About The NCBR


National Catahoula Bulldog Registry

P.O. Box 536     Wheatland, WY 82201

NCBR is raising the bar in standards of quality.


The NCBR is the first and only single breed registry dedicated and specifically tailored to the Catahoula Bulldog as a hybrid breed.  We are the first and only registry that officially offers championship titling just for Catahoula Bulldogs.  The NCBR is backed by a Board of Directors that have decades of experience with Catahoulas, American Bulldogs and Catahoula Bulldogs and who have dedicated their lives to the betterment and preservation of these dogs.

  • Backed by an experienced Board of Directors.

  • Promoting and preserving working abilities.

  • Two types of registration: Regular and Breeding Stock

Certified Breeder Program

 The NCBR Certified Breeder Program was designed to be an outlet for the public to find reputable breeders of the Catahoula Bulldog.  Certified Breeders complete an in depth application process and must meet minimum experience requirements in order to acquire this title.  NCBR Certified Breeders pledge to preserve the true heritage of the Catahoula Bulldog. 

Click                               to visit the Certified Breeder page.

Percentages matter

National Catahoula Bulldog Registry

accuracy in registration is key


The ARF was the first to recognize the Catahoula Bulldog as a hybrid breed.   Geneaologist Al Walker knew that in order for both breeds to remain influential in the hybrid, the succeeding cross needed to be no less than 25% of either breed.

The NCBR continues with this standard today.  To be recognized with the NCBR, the hybrid may consist of 50/50 crosses and succeeding crosses of up to 25/75 in either direction.

The NCBR believes in accuracy tracing and recording percentages of dogs in order to maintain this balance of characteristics within the hybrid.  .

The NCBR divides registered dogs into three divisions: Type 1 is 50/50 crosses.  Type 2 is all dogs with greater percentage of Catahoula Leopard Dog not exceeding 75% and Type 3 is greater American Bulldog percentage not exceeding 75%.

CHF - Champion Of The Field Titling 

NCBR offers a unique title called Champion of the Field.  Due to the widespread Catahoula Bulldog owners and breeders, and to the small number of competitions required each year, dogs may work towards their own kind of championship title at home doing their daily "job."  

Click                            to download the CHF Nomination Form