Buyers and their Pups

"Hula Girl" son's best friend


Just thought I would share this with you guys,

We are loving "Hula Girl",

She is my son Rocky's best friend.



We broke out in a big smile when we received this picture of one of our great 2015 pups out of Bosco X Feet.  After all of these years we are still amazed by how our Catahoulas can be so gritty and courageous on the hunt and also serve as gentle, loyal, loving, caring protectors of "their" children and famalies. 

Dr. Jim 







Dr. Karen & her prospective therapy Catahoula














Dr. Karen, of San Antonio, Texas, has a natural great trusting calming easy going relationship with animals and especially with Catahoulas.  All of the Rancho Santiago Catahoula pups, hunters and breeders were instantly happy and trusting with Karen.

Karen and #5 female pup out of the 7-20-16 Elvis X Emma litter picked each other.  The plan is to help #5 grow, develop and train into a service - therapy dog to help clients in her counseling work with all ages of folks.

Talk about an instant bond and trust... the next morning after going to her new home this Rancho Santaigo kennel raised pup went jogging with her new person !

We are thrilled that this special pup is with this special person. 

Dr. Jim and Maria




Today - third day on leash. We jogged this morning 2.5 hours!! She stayed behind or beside me. Balked one or two times and we worked it out....gently but firm
This afternoon I came home to walk her.
She balked a lot but I stayed firm and calm. She got it and we went to dog park here. She was so good! She jogged around again with me in the park with no leash and watched a young Springer spaniel go for the ball and bring it back to its owner. Then she joined in a little bit and play with the other dog. When it was time to go at least you're up and when she tried to block I didn't need to do anything but gently touch the leash and she followed me.
I'm trying to send you a video but it won't go through it was this morning jogging 
I learned so much from you! Thank you because I'm using everything you told me and from the books I'm listening to.
Please Note this pup had never been on lead or a leash as of 11-14-16.  We are proud of Karen and super proud of her Rancho Santiago pup's intelligence, flexibiliity and trainability.  

Dr. Jim 



"Ruger" happy in North New Mexico

David and son. Great Northern New Mexico folks.  

     "Ruger"  growing fast

Go figure!  Ruger and his best buddy the cat.



HI David and family, 
A smile burst out across my face and a nice chuckle of joy came out as I enjoyed your pictures. 
We are elated that Ruger is a great addition to your family. 
thank you for sharing, 
Waggin Happy Puppy Tails 
Dr. Jim 

Dr. Jim,

Thought I would send some pictures and let you know that Ruger is not only getting big!!....but also overall just a great dog that has brought a lot of joy and happiness to our family.  Ruger and our kitten play more than he and our terrier! 


Thanks once again.


David C.  


Do Rancho Santiago Catahoula Pups "Join Up" with their new family & kids quickly... YES!


RANCHO SANTIAGO PUP #5 now named "Ranger"

& his new kid named "Addie" achieved "join up" (bonded) in 1 DAY !


The baby's name is Addie, she is so happy with her new puppy, Ranger. The two spend the day running circles around the house that is filled with the sounds of running feet (and paws) as well as toddler laugher.

Ranger is the perfect addition and is already getting himself potty trained very quickly.

His intelligence and kindness towards our daughters proves everything you said about your Catahoulas.

We could not be happier. 



Baby Addie's mom descirbes these two as "inseperable".  (note the little smile on the baby's face as she walks along with her new pup following).

Rancho Santiago is again very proud of our pup"s inbred natural "join up" allegience to his new family, parents and kid.  This #5 pup out of a Elvis X Fleet litter was picked up at the ranch on Saturday 9-3-16.  These pictures were taken on the same day 9-3-16.  

Although this pup had never been in a house in his life, he was at peace with "his" new baby girl and "his" new home. 

Dr. Jim 

Rancho Santiago Catahoulas


===============================   FYI are you interested in a dog for the kids??????????


"Do Rancho Santiago Catahoulas make good family and kid dogs?"  



Hi Jim – 

Wanted to get some additional info and some input from you. 


We are relocating to _______ ______, TX next summer.  We have 90 acres and like much of Texas, a hog issue.  We have an 8 year old son and are looking for a good family companion, but also a dog who will alert/ protect him, in the event that they run afoul of a hog.  Of course, we will educate our son of the dos and don’ts, but I will feel a lot better with him having a good dog, to accompany him down by the river.  From what I have read, Catahoulas fit the bill and have a lot of the traits we are interested in – intelligence, fairly easy to socialize, short hair (for burrs and other natural wonders…not to mention heat), etc.  Would you agree with this thought process?


DR. JIM's RESPONSE: " YES, WE AGREE 100% WITH YOUR THOUGHT PROCESS!  YOU ARE VERY CLEAR ON WHAT TYPE OF PUP YOU SEEK. A CATAHOULA PUP OUT OF OUR LINE OF CATAHOULAS DEFINITELY SHOULD HAVE THE TRAITS IN YOU SEEK!" Of course, each individual pup has its individual personality It is our experience that individually chosen pups from our blood line of Catahoulas exactly fits your needs. 






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