Mountain Cur

Breed Information

Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
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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.
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.
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

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How much do Mountain Cur puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Mountain Cur varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Mountain Cur puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Mountain Curs sold is $250.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Mountain Cur with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $600 upwards to $3,200 or even more for a Mountain Cur with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Mountain Curs sold is $300.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $250.00
Average Price: $300.00
Top Quality: $600.00 to $3,200.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 92 Mountain Cur puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Mountain Cur puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Mountain Curs true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Mountain Cur Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 92 Mountain Cur dogs.
  • 1. Feist Pup
  • 2. Feists
  • 3. Cash
  • 4. Blackie
  • 5. Puppy
  • 6. Tigger
  • 7. Pup
  • 8. Sadie
  • 9. Roxy
  • 10. Pink
  • 11. Pending
  • 12. Pearl
  • 13. Lucky
  • 14. Loki
  • 15. Linda
  • 16. Kim
  • 17. Feist Pups
  • 18. Alli
  • 19. Buddy
  • 20. Buck

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Anonymous asked:
Good afternoon, My son adopted a Mountain Cur from TN in February. He is temporarily living with us. Rudy’s body is 19” high, his head about 24 1/2”. OK, you’re probably wondering where this is going. I’ll explain. We have a wire fence that’s 35” tall. He jumped this fence, twice, BUT the ground behind it was 24” from the ground and the bank sloped upward. In your professional opinion, would he be able to jump the parts of the fence, also 35”, that have no bank behind it. That would mean jumping from the ground, over the fence, to the ground on the other side, 35” down? The deer do it all the time but they’re taller & the Lord made them oh so much more graceful than Rudy is. : } I need to know this to calculate how much fence I need to put above the existing. Thank you, in advance. Terri

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Yes, the Mountain Cur is a very athletic dog and can easily jump a 2 - 3 foot fence. For a breed like Rudy, I would suggest 5 - 6 feet tall and make sure that he can not jump and then climb it after jumping it.

Anonymous asked:
I have a rescue dog. Shipped from the ArkLaTex area. The rescue named her Pixie. we kept it. She's almost 7 mo, about 19" tall & my guess 35- 40 lbs. (She was 30 lbs in mid July @ vet visit. ) She looks very much like your dog here in this pict. she tested as 50% pit bull and 25% mutt and 25% pure bred Catahoula Leopard dog. My question is : Do they breed Catahoula with Pit and is a Mountain Cur the Same thing as a Catahoula ? she is SOOOoo lovable... when we first saw her... she climbed into my lap ( 5 months old and almost 20 lbs... they thought she was some kind of small terrier mix. ) now... she's almost as big as our lab boy... and she Still wants to sit in my lap ! lolol Also we have a 16 month yellow lab/ hound mix boy ( neutered of course) In June he weighed 52 lbs at his vet visit and he's about 25" tall.) and she seems to keep licking his doohickey, every time we turn around. Is that normal in fixed dogs ?? any one else have that problem ??

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The Mountain Curr is a breed unto itself, so for your first question; no the Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog is not a Mountain Curr. However, because the Mountain Curr and the Lousiana Catahoula Leopard Dog were bred/created in the same area it is not uncommon for them to look like each other. Since the L.C.L.D can have so many different colors and combos to their coat. A lot of rescue dogs will develop the habit of wanting to be as close to their owners as possible because of the lack of affection/touch they got while either as a stray or in the rescue itself. It's natural, as the Mountain Curr tends to attach itself to one or two in the family and become very bonded with them. As for your female licking your male dogs genitals, it is a normal social behavior that young dogs will display. Some of what they can discover about another dog via this type of investigation is: age, gender, over-all health, sexual readiness, status within pack and where the other has been in the last few days (what have they been ingesting). Tasting is not uncommon, although most adult dogs will only tolerate a moment or two of this level of investigation. Younger dogs tend to linger longer, and typically when they do this to an older dog, the older dog will stop them after a moment, and this is how the younger dog learns the limit for such behavior. If you dislike the behavior, interrupt it after about 10 - 15 seconds by calling your girl away from your boy and distracting her with a treat or toy. She will learn as time goes on the social-doggy etiquette as time goes on. At only 5 months old she is just starting to enter puberty herself and so her hormones are changing and she is learning about the opposite gender of her species.

Anonymous asked:
What are Mountain Cur breed with, I heard Ridgeback and Pit Bull. Is that true?

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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.

Anonymous asked:
Do the Mountain Curs have black "spots" on the top of their tongues, and under their tongues? Do they also have webbed feet?

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I have a Mountain Cur, her tongue on the top does have the spots, not sure underneath. She does not have webbed feet. :)

Anonymous asked:
I work at a vet clinic and a client surrendered a female 6 month old Mountain Cur - I am thinking about adopting her, I don't 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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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.

Anonymous

We got a dog from our local SPCA. They told us he was a Lab mix, but he was so pretty he had a Brindle coat nice shine, big dog like 80lbs. We had people tell us he was Lab and Pit Bull, but he has no Pit Bull features except the coat and he is so gentle and well behaved and very smart. I'd say he is the best dog I have ever owned. We were told he was running loose in town after 2 weeks nobody claimed him he had limes disease, but not bad he is fine. We had him treated and got all his shots. We found a picture of a Mountain Cur and I knew that was our Chesty. He loves to root up moles and he can smell a deer like a bloodhound. He is very obeying. When we got him, he was afraid of loud noise and didn't like vehicles, now he is very calm and rides with me every day in my old truck. Everybody here on the Island loves him and he loves the ladies and little kids. Best dog I ever had.

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Updated: 12/11/2017