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Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
Mountain Cur

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Weight
Male: 50-60; Female: 40-50 lbs
Height
Male: 18-26; Female: 16-24 inches
Color(s)
Blue, brown, yellow, red, brindle, or black with tan or brindle points. There may be a small amount of white markings.
Overview
Often referred to as the "pioneer dogs of the Southern mountains", this versatile breed is steeped in tradition. Mountain Cur's are highly respected for their ability as hunter, protector, guardian, and farm worker.
Character
The Mountain Cur is muscular, rugged, and stocky. They are exceedingly fearless and squarely-built. They possess expressive eyes, great stamina, and are very agile.
Temperament
The Mountain Cur breed is an excellent hunting companion of small to large game. Their rough nature does not make them suitable for homes with children. They do not do well with dogs they do not know and are not recommended for homes with non-canine pets. The Mountain Cur is wary and suspicious of strangers and will not hesitate to protect their family and property.
Care
Occasional brushing is recommended to remove loose and dead hair. Bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary. Due to their skin being easily irritated only a mild shampoo should be used. There are no known genetic health issues associated with the Mountain Cur breed.
Coat
The Mountain Cur is a double coat breed. The outer coat is short and may be rough or smooth in texture. The under coat is fine, soft, and dense.
Training
The Mountain Cur is intelligent but is not submissive. They typically will only respond to their hunting master. Early socialization and basic obedience is recommended. The Mountain Cur will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency.
Activity
The Mountain Cur breed is not recommended for city or apartment living. The Mountain Cur requires an inordinate amount of physical exercise. They do best in a rural setting with work to do and ample room to safely roam and run.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Mountain Cur puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

12/18/2013 11:56:23 AM

12/18/2013 11:56:23 AM

What are curs breed with, I heard ridge back and pit bull. Is that true?

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Anonymous

No, that's not correct. There is an actual breed called a Black Mouth Cur. It's a breed unto itself. Any other mixed breed can be referred to as a "cur" or mutt.
12/24/2013 1:44:20 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/23/2012 10:41:58 PM

8/23/2012 10:41:58 PM

do the mountain curs have black "spots" on the top of their tongues, and under their tongues? do... do the mountain curs have black "spots" on the top of their tongues, and under their tongues? do they also have web feet?

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Anonymous

thank you for the information..but question was not answered. Our dog is 10 months old, lovable playful and very affectionate. She may have a mix of the lab........thanks for your time
8/24/2012 2:02:30 PM

Anonymous

I have a Mtn Cur, her tongue on the top, does have the spots, not sure underneath. She does not have web feet. :)
12/16/2012 12:46:23 PM

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5/26/2012 10:35:53 PM

5/26/2012 10:35:53 PM

I work at a vet clinic and a client surrendered a female 6mo old Mountain Cur - I am thinking... I work at a vet clinic and a client surrendered a female 6mo old Mountain Cur - I am thinking about adopting her but I dont hunt, but I do long distance horse riding 8-22 mile training rides. I live in a subdivision but have a fairly big yard, and daily walks already with my other dog. Would she be a good fit? And would she stay with me when I ride if she's not trained to hunt, or is it a natural instinct?

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Anonymous

I have owned four mountain curs over the past 30 years. Each has had their own personalities with some that would not leave my sight and others that would not stay with me outside. All have been house raised from young pups and have been very good pets. Keep in mind these are one person dogs that will love a whole family but only obey one person.
5/31/2012 2:46:01 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/4/2011 9:54:26 AM

12/4/2011 9:54:26 AM

I adopted a dog a few months ago and the pound didn't know what breed she was. I did some... I adopted a dog a few months ago and the pound didn't know what breed she was. I did some research and I think she looks like a mountain cur but I need a second opinion. She's medium sized, brindle, her ears are up high, her chest and paws are white, she's fast, jumps high, listens well. here's a picture of her [IMG]http://i1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff502/kateoz32095/lily.jpg[/IMG]

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Anonymous

We have a pure bred Mountain Cur and your Lily looks very much like a Mountain Cur. The only thing that gives away she is a mix is her tail. Pure breds have a 3/4 naturally docked tail that acts much like a "handle" when hunting. When I pulled up your picture, my daughter asked if it was our Dixie. Hope this helps.
3/16/2014 10:41:31 AM

Anonymous asked:

8/29/2011 6:50:52 PM

8/29/2011 6:50:52 PM

we adopted a puppy from our spca and we know his mother is a poodle weve been told recently he... we adopted a puppy from our spca and we know his mother is a poodle weve been told recently he looks like a mountain cur but smaller i would love to know if anyone else has one of these mixes and send me a picture

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Anonymous

The only way to know if your dog is a pure-bred or what breeds make up your dog is to have your dog DNA tested. You can buy them online or at your vet for an average cost of $45.00 - $85.00.
7/15/2014 12:02:37 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/17/2011 12:43:29 PM

8/17/2011 12:43:29 PM

has a mountain cur ever killed anyone

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Anonymous

This is not a question to ask a forum of this type. The Mountain Cur breed is not known for aggression, but unless you contact the Kennel Club of the breed and ask directly, there is no way of saying yes or no.
7/15/2014 12:03:54 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/16/2011 12:23:58 PM

8/16/2011 12:23:58 PM

are mountain curs smart

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Anonymous

Yes, I trained my mountain curs to sit, lay down, and shake hands in under a week
5/4/2012 8:52:26 PM

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6/24/2011 10:44:34 AM

6/24/2011 10:44:34 AM

We have a dog we adopted 4 years ago Thay said that he was a mountain cur, he looks like one but... We have a dog we adopted 4 years ago Thay said that he was a mountain cur, he looks like one but from what I've. Read about mountain curs he don't act like one he hardly ever barks, he is very friendly to everyone even strangers, we don't use him for hunting, when out side we do keep him on a run do to the fact he will jump the fence, but he dont run off stays close to the house, he is very calm and lessens very well. he is the best dog ever my kids and I thank he is the best dog ever.

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Anonymous

we have a tennessee cur and he is the same way great with our other dogs and friendly but she does need to run and excercise ALOT
7/29/2011 4:31:43 PM

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1/22/2011 9:41:28 PM

1/22/2011 9:41:28 PM

We have just recently adopted a dog from the humane shelter which they considered a Mt. Cur mix.... We have just recently adopted a dog from the humane shelter which they considered a Mt. Cur mix. She is brindle in color and a sweetheart. She fits all the characteristics of the Mt.Cur except for a long tail and semi-erect ears ( button ears. Could someone please tell me from what breeds did the Mt. Cur originate. I've read the historical backgrounds but can not find which breeds were crossed to get this breed.

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Anonymous

they are a breed all their own, were the hounds of the royal in england. they just got down to so few before people like Dewey Ledbetter and a few more,who had some full orignal stock started the mt curr asso. they actully saved the breed from extinction.
7/5/2011 7:35:50 PM

Anonymous

Not all curs are born with short tails. Some are born with half length and others with full length. Natural bobs are preferred, so many people get their tails docked.
9/1/2012 6:51:52 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/16/2010 10:04:10 PM

12/16/2010 10:04:10 PM

Can you train a mountain cur for squirrel hunting and coon hunting? or will it mess them up for... Can you train a mountain cur for squirrel hunting and coon hunting? or will it mess them up for either one

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Anonymous

If a mountain cur will tree a squirrell during the day it'll tree a coon at night and vice versa
7/5/2011 8:21:26 PM

Anonymous

you can train them for both
8/17/2011 12:44:26 PM

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