Nyah is 7 months. I researched the breed for 2 years before I got her. She is nothing like I expected, other than being so smart, it's sick. She was potty trained in 1 hour. She learned all her basic commands in about 20 days. She's super mellow and loves everyone and all other dogs.
I read they can be very protective of their owners and sometimes are listed as a banned breed, like a pit or rottie. So not the case with her! She's been the easiest dog I've ever been around and I honestly forget she's still a pup. I've also read that they are so intelligent, they pretty much know what you are thinking and I find that to be the case. Of course intelligent dogs need a lot of mental stimulation, so be prepared for that.
Schatze and Nyah are best buds. They do not fight over bones or toys. They wrestle and run outside. They camp out on the couch at night and watch tv with us.
I would recommend the breed only for an active house. Her needs are similar to that of my V, so if you can handle the V, you should be able to handle a catahoula.