Hybrid Origin: The Pooahoula is a hybrid between the Catahoula Leopard Dog and the Poodle. Country of Origin: Pooahoulas originate in the United States of America. Original Purpose: The Pooahoula is a exceptional family companion. Breed Characteristics: The Pooahoula is an affectionate, cheerful, and lively breed. They tend to be intelligent and trainable. The Pooahoula is friendly and gets along well with people and other pets. Life Expectancy: Average life expectancy for the Pooahoula is 10 - 13 years.