Read about the Black Mouth Cur Dog, its history, size and more!

Black Mouth Cur DogDescription:
Take one look at a Black Mouth Cur dog and you will know that this is not an indoor animal. This breed is strong and designed to manage rugged terrain with zeal.  They have sturdy legs and cam have one of two types of coats. One litter can produce both coat types. The most distinctive characteristic of Black Mouth Cur dogs is the dark muzzle. This is a requirement for authentic examples of the breed.  Medium size ears that hang and a deep chest are also trademarks of this type of canine.  Tail length will vary from very long to short at birth. Some owners have their pet’s tail docked.

Temperament of a Black Mouth Cur:
Black Mouth Cur temperament is geared towards hunting. This breed is the ultimate when it comes to outdoor activities and hunting. Many owners adopt Black Mouth Cur puppies to train for boar, squirrel, bear, deer and raccoon hunting. Medium size game is no problem for this breed.  The dog is tenacious and never runs away. It is also an excellent treeing dog and will bay.  The typical Black Mouth Cur won’t trot. Instead the dog will immediately transition from a walk to a sprint while on the trail. Owners must provide firm, consistent training to ensure good behavior form this ambitious hunting dog.

Black Mouth Cur DogHeight & Weight:
Black Mouth Cur size ranges from 16 to 25 inches (40 to 64 cm) tall with an average weight of 45 to 95 pounds (20 to 43 kg).

Health problems:
The Black Mouth Cur dog is hardy and not prone to any notable health conditions. Some animals will experience entropion (turning of the eye lids), but this problem can be corrected. Dogs that are meant to be used as hunting companions will be subject to physical injury like pulled muscles and torn ligaments due to a higher degree of movement and navigation of rough terrain.

Living Conditions:
If you are looking into Black Mouth Cur puppies for sale, then you should review the breed carefully. This is a dog that favors the wild outdoors. Living in an apartment or small dwelling is not recommended. Black Mouth Curs should be given room to move and thrive with their abilities.

Life expectancy of a Black Mouth Cur:
Black Mouth Cur dogs typically live between 12 and 16 years.

Black Mouth Cur DogGrooming:
Black Mouth Cur shedding is typically not a problem.  The breed has a short coat that is easy to groom. They will require regular brushing to remove loose shed hairs. Frequent bathing is not recommended because this can lead to dry skin.

Origin:
Recorded Black Mouth Cur history dates back to 1964 when L.H. Ladner produced extensive documentation of his family’s breeding program. The existence of such documentation led to official registration with the National Kennel Club. Black Mouth Cur dogs would become quite popular, with one being used as the famous canine in the heartbreaking film, Old Yeller. The breed is widely available in most regions with Black Mouth Cur puppies for sale in all of the United States and Canada.

What colors do they come in?
Black Mouth Cur colors range from pale to dark brindle with the yellow Black Mouth Cur being a popular favorite. Regardless of head and body color, this breed should always possess its hallmark black muzzle.

Cool traits / characteristics?
The Black Mouth Cur dog is an excellent hunting companion that can handle a wide range of small to medium size game with a fearless attitude.  The breed is rugged and made to thrive in natural settings. It is also not uncommon to see a Black Mouth Cur rescue dog assisting in searches for missing people.

Other names?
Southern Cur

Black Mouth Cur DogGood for first time owner? Training?
Black Mouth Cur breeders are found in many parts of the world, but accessibility doesn’t mean that this canine will make an ideal companion for everyone. Just like other highly specialized working dogs, this breed lives to do what it does best. It is not a good choice for someone with little to no experience training or handling dogs. The Black Mouthed Cur needs good leadership and guidance to make sure its energy is directed in healthy ways.

Common mixes:
No specific Black Mouth Cur mix is currently noted.



7 thoughts on “Read about the Black Mouth Cur Dog, its history, size and more!”

  1. Black mouth cur dogs are also very loyal and protective.I have a black mouth cur his name is easton ( named after my carbon fiber arrows i use to bow hunt )I’ve had him four years he’s thee best dog I have EVER had hands down.He’s a hunter,he goes fishing,he goes muddin, he swim and at the end of the day he’s a couch hog.I’ve raised him to get the job done and to be respectful he’s never met a stranger. I would consider another one day.

  2. We have a cur dog that weighs 105 pounds. She is not overweight. Lots off muscle. Hands down the best friend my wife and I have ever had. She lets us live with her in the house because we pay all the bills. Lol. Any one who is lucky enough to share time with one of these amazing animals should, you will not regret it.

  3. I couldnt agree more with these comments. Ours is an absolute treasure and a great outdoor sidekick! Best dogs EVER ♡

  4. i just rescued a cur and named him bruce wayne because of his batman like mask on his mouth he learned his name (bruce) the very first day he is an amazing addition to our family

  5. My curs name is sadie I found her on the side of the road as bout 8 months ago we connected right then. 3 months ago I was forced to get rid of her due to moving outta state, it broke my heart. Well 3 days ago I found out that the lady I trusted to take care of her didnt even give her a week she was in 6 different foster homes until a local rescue took her in. Well It took some conviencing a a few dollars but I got my baby back, her attitude and personality have completely changed for the better she won’t leave my side I thing we were meant to be!

  6. I have a brindle bkack mouth cur names Chika.Her name means Gods strength in South Africa. I wanted to give her a strong warrior name because she is a force to be reckoned with. I got her when she was a year and wish I could have seen her as a young pup. I had no idea what type of breed she was until someone told me.Chika is very true to the breed. She has to be exercised daily , preferably somewhere she can hunt.She is very athletic, intelligent, loyal and also loves to cuddle in bed. She seems to favor women and is very protective of me. She gets along very well with my other mut but I don’t believe she has to have a canine companion unlike my other dog. In my opinion this breed would be an awesome addition to any family if they understand their true nature and can fulfill the black curs needs.

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