Buyers and their Pups

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. 






2 Catahoula Pups Home Safe to California




Rocco barked at a rattlesnake that was outside our back door...saved me from being bit for sure!! Already a champion!  We just love them. Ivy tries to be the dominant one but Rocco is on to her tricks. She is very curious and leads the way in trouble. Rocco is the brains though.
Thanks so much.
Will always recommend your pups!

Megan & family, 

Thank you for sharing this great news that the pups are doing their Catahoula job even as puppy youngsters to protect your family.

We are proud to have 2 of our great pups in your care and that they even as pups they are taking care of you!

If you have time, please send some more photos of your Rancho Santiago pups and the family.

Dr. Jim

and the ranch crew






Maegan C. from California sent us this picture of their 2 new Elvis X Fleet pups entitled "home safe... full bellies and nap time".  

Super quality pups to an excellent family with two boys for playing.  Good dogs to a good family. 




"Stone" passed Therapy Dog International Examination




Hi Dr. Jim:

I wanted to resend my message. I am not sure if the original made it to you or landed in your spam account. Please share this testimony on your dogs and let all potential buyers know how wonderful Rancho Santiago Catahoulas are. I was sad to read the post about the irresponsible breeder but we want all potential Catahoula owners to know they will not be one bit disappointed in a pup from your ranch. We hope you are doing well and will continue to update you on Stone's Therapy dog work.


Thank you!

Joel and Tracie P.

Painesville, Ohio



Hi Dr. Jim:

It has been a while since we have contacted you, and we wanted to share some news on Stone (Clyde X Blue Eyes). He just turned a year and seven months on May 14th, and on Sunday May 15, 2016, we took the Therapy Dog International exam. It was a tough exam and required superior obedience and concentration. Stone endured the two hour exam and he passed! This is just a testimony on how obedient and even tempered Rancho Santiago Catahoulas are. He was the youngest dog to be evaluated and the evaluator commended me on how obedient Stone is and was for his test. We are very proud of him and know that he will continue to have many adventures in his future. He is 62 pounds of pure muscle and loves to run and hike. He has been an amazing family dog and I am looking forward to working with him as he begins his therapy dog career. We hope everyone at Rancho Santiago is doing well and we will be in touch in the future.

 Many Thanks from Ohio!

Joel, Tracie and Stone Percival


note from Dr. Jim and Rancho Santiago Catahoula staff:

We are justly proud of our intelligent strong obedient line of gritty Catahoula dogs. 

We are EXTREMELY proud and thankful that our "Stone" pup is living with the excellent dog lovers / trainers communicators the Percivals. 

Dr. Jim 


Prospective Buyer Cheated by disreputable Catahoula seller


My name is S__  _______.  I am from San Angelo, Tx and I am interested in getting a puppy. We have a catahoula right now and she is deaf and blind. We got her from a breeder in C_____, Texas, who dumped her on us and now she had health problems with her stomach. She was interbred.
We are looking for another pup that is bred right and taken care of.
My puppy is 8 weeks old and has to be euthanized because of the issues of interbreeding. We are willing to pay. We paid $____ for our pup but know the price for a family member has no limit.
Thanks ,
S_____  ________ 

Hello Ms. S__________,
We do not know the sellers side of the sale, however, we cannot have any respect for a person who knowingly sells a defective pup of any breed.
We at Rancho Santiago Catahoulas are both sad and sorry that you were apparently cheated by that so called "breeder".  We are aware of a Colorado kennel who sells blind pups. It is doubly sad that you had to euthanize the pup, but that was the kindest and right thing to do in that pups best interest.
Rancho Santigo does not inbreed or sell a Catahoula with a problem.
Although very rare, if we whelp a pup with  a problem we euthanize it. Removing an individual with a genetic glitich is in the best interest of the pup & the great Catahoula breed. We honor this wonderful dog breed with careful selection by selling only sound strong smart dogs capable of any kind work the owner wants.
Dr. Bibe, Spur, Texas. Examins our Rancho Santiago puppies before sale.
As long time reputible breeders of Catahoulas, it is our practice to provide a buyer with a health certificate signed by the Vet. For accurate identification each health certificate includes the pup’s picture at the top of the form .
Our Veterinarian examines each pup for over all health condition, heart & internal health, physical soundness, appropriate conformation, and for normal hearing and eyesight.  Our Veterinarian carefully evaluates each of our pups at age 5 – 8 weeks of age with Dr. Jim (Rancho Santiago co-owner) standing by the Vet's stainless steel exam table observing the process.
After passing the health exam, buyer's choose their reserved pup from the litter in the order of payment received. The certificate of health is given to the new owner when they pick up their pup.
We hope to have one of our top of the Catahoula breed pups in your good care… you deserve it.  Our pups may seem pricy, but their price cannot touch the expensive, depressive, cheated, slay ride you have encountered.  Our Catahoulas are not cheap priced pups because they are cheap poor quality pups.  
Directions to the rancho and payment suggestions are attached.  Pictures are attached of a new litter of pups that are now walking, eyes open, nursing mom and eating kibble food enriched with powdered milk supplement. 
Healthy Waggin Puppy Tails, 
Dr. Jim Gamble
Rancho Santiago Catahoulas




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