Black Mouth Cur

Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
Overview
Originating in the Southern region of the United States, the Black Mouth Cur breed was developed to be an all-purpose working dog that contributed to the family. Highly regarded for their hunting skills of squirrel, raccoon, bear, boar, and mountain lion, they were also utilized for herding cattle and as guard dogs. Although the Black Mouth Cur is a fine companion, they are first and foremost a working breed.

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Character
The Black Mouth Cur is muscular, well-balanced, tenacious, and courageous. This breed is built for power, speed, and agility. Black Mouth Cur's are rugged, sturdy, and relentless. They are highly proficient at swimming, tracking, treeing, and baying.

Does your Black Mouth Cur bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
Temperament
The Black Mouth Cur is loyal, active, and even-tempered. They do best in a home with older children due to their propensity to herd. Black Mouth Cur's do well with other dogs provided they are not classified as a Toy breed. They are not recommended for homes with non-canine pets. The Black Mouth Cur is highly protective of their family, home, and territory and will fight to the death to defend those they love. This breed is exceptionally affectionate to women.
Care
The Black Mouth Cur breed requires occasional brushing with a firm bristle brush will minimize loose and dead hair. Bathe only when necessary using a mild shampoo to prevent drying of the skin. It is important to regularly check the ears for debris and remove excess hair. The nails must be regularly clipped. This breed has no known health issues.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
Coat
The coat of the Black Mouth Cur is short, straight, smooth, and fine. This breed sheds little to no hair.
Training
The Black Mouth Cur is extremely sensitive and intelligent. Obedience and socialization training are recommended. However, this breed does not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Black Mouth Cur's do best with short and varied sessions to prevent boredom. Training must be done with fairness, respect, and consistency. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Black Mouth Cur puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
Activity
The Black Mouth Cur is not recommended for apartment or city living. As a working and hunting breed they require an inordinate amount of mental and physical activity. This breed does best in a rural setting or a home with a large securely fenced yard. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Weight
Male: 55-95; Female: 40-80 lbs
Height
Male: 22-28; Female: 18-26 inches
Color(s)
Fawn, yellow, brown, red; may be brindled or solid; black muzzle

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Black Mouth Cur Questions

Is the Black Mouth Cur hypoallergenic?

Answer:
No, the Black Mouth Cur is not considered a hypoallergenic breed of dog.

Will Black Mouth Cur's do okay around chickens? Will it protect them from predators? Also, will it stay on our 21 acres or wonder?

Answer:
The Black Mouth Cur is not a small mammal herding breed of dog, they were bred for hunting first.They have a very strong prey drive and will use it. They tend to chase after animals such as chickens, compared to protecting them. The Black Mouthed Cur was bred to herd cattle or sheep, as they have less of a tendency to spook and set off the dogs prey drive. Wandering can be reduced by having your dog spayed/neutered at a year old. If you got your dog as a pup and trained him/her to protect the chickens on your property; they might do alright. It all depends on the level of training and the dog him/her-self.

What is the average cost for a Black Mouth Cur puppy?

Answer:
The cost of a Black Mouth Cur really depends on the area you are in. They can be as low as $400.00 each to as high as $1400.00 each. Going to a reputable, responsible, and knowledgeable breeder is your main concern when getting a dog, not the price.

How much does a Black Mouth Cur cost?

Answer:
The cost of a Black Mouth Cur really depends on the area you are in. They can be as low as $400.00 each to as high as $1400.00 each. Going to a reputable, responsible, and knowledgeable breeder is your main concern when getting a dog, not the price.

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