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Know more about Mountain Cur Dog Breed

Know more about Mountain Cur Dog Breed

Mountain Cur

Cur Dog

The mostly white, sometimes light-coated, short-haired, and shorthaired mountain dog is an intelligent, energetic, and highly active breed. These dogs are popular as family companions and excel at various activities including hunting, tracking, and serving as police or military dogs. The dogs are not aggressive and are very easily trained to the point of doing tricks for treats. Their short, smooth coat does not shed and their short hair does not require rigorous grooming.

The Mountain Cur dog breed originated in the mountains of Kentucky and Tennessee. They were a major part of the early settlers’ lives and helped their humans while they developed farms in mountainous, rural, southern regions. They acted as watchdogs on farms, assisted with hunting, and even herded livestock. Dogs of this breed still perform those same tasks today among other jobs, including being loyal companions. (Source:dogtime.com)

Hunting

A cur is a wolf-dog hybrid of Nordic and American stock. It was created by crossbreeding a German shepherd dog with a Greyhound or, as some claim, a St. Bernard. They are similar, but not identical, to the pit bull and have a high-mortality rate in captivity causing them to be labeled as "dangerous dogs".

The Mountain Cur is a type of working dog that is bred specifically for treeing and trailing little game, like squirrel and raccoons. They are also used for hunting and baying big game like bear and wild boar as well as being an all-purpose farm dog. Curs are a member of the Hound group, and the Mountain Cur is one of several varieties of cur. It can also be used as a water dog. Mainly bred in Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee, it has been registered with the United Kennel Club since 1998. The Mountain Cur Breeder's Association was formed in 1957. (Source:en.wikipedia.org)

Friendly

The short-coated, compactly built, medium sized Mountain Curs typically come in black and tan. In days gone by, these dogs were bred to live outdoors in the mountains. And today they make a great companion for those who want a friendly dog.

Mountain Curs are protective of their family and they are constantly wanting to please their family. Due to their protective nature and their fierce loyalty to their family, though, the Mountain Cur can be reserved with strangers. However, once they warm up to a stranger they are just as friendly with them as they are with their family. Mountain Curs, being avid hunters, have a high prey drive and as such they may not be suitable for families with other small pets or small children. (Source:www.thesprucepets.com)

History

The mountain cur is a stylish dog with long, low, and oily fur. This breed is known for its excellent hunting ability. The mountain cur has been working as a dog for many generations and is one of many hunting dogs used for bird hunting and other small animal hunting. This breed has an excellent temperament, making it an ideal family dog since it only weighs 45-65 pounds.

This dog breed is known to be very healthy, due to their breed history. Like other remote dog breeds, they have very little to no inbreeding as a breed type. (Source: www.allthingsdogs.com)

 

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