Mountain Cur

Mountain Cur


The Mountain Cur dog breed originated in the mountains of Kentucky and Tennessee. They were an important part of early settlers’ lives and assisted their humans as they developed farms in the mountainous and rural regions of the south. They acted as guard dogs on farms, assisted in hunting and even herded livestock. Dogs of this breed continue to perform these same tasks today among other jobs, including being faithful companions. The breed is also called “Mountain Kerr” and is sometimes referred to as “the pioneer’s dog”. Although these are purebred dogs, you can still find them in shelters and rescues. Remember to adopt. Mountain Curs are not a good choice for flat dwellers because they require a lot of space and exercise. They are also very intelligent and often stubborn. These dogs do best with experienced pet parents who can assert themselves as leaders and who are diligent with obedience training.


The Mountain Cur has a coat that comes in black, tan, tan, brown, yellow, brindle, and black and brindle. The Mountain Cur moults twice a year, in spring and autumn, and is not an allergy-friendly dog. The Mountain Cur is a very energetic breed of dog and needs daily mental and physical stimulation to prevent destructive behaviour. As they were bred to perform tasks, they always need to have a job to do.Mountain Curs can be quite affectionate with children and make wonderful family dogs. This is a sturdy, tough, muscular breed, so be sure to teach children how to approach the dog and how to interact with it safely.Even with early socialisation, the Mountain Cur should not coexist with cats due to its intense prey drive. As for other dogs, the Mountain Cur is usually quite wary of them, and introductions to new dogs should be made very slowly. The Mountain Cur is a fearless watchdog and will fight to protect its territory and those who live in it. They are wary of strangers, but once they know that newcomers are not a threat, they will gradually become accustomed to them.


The exact history of the Mountain Cur is not known, but it is believed to have appeared in the United States in the 1940s. These dogs were used by pioneers to hunt wild animals, guard their homes and protect their livestock. The pioneers considered them an essential part of the mountain settlement because they were very versatile and useful companions. Not only were they hard-working and extremely protective of their territory and family, but they were also very loyal and affectionate dogs.Mountain Cur are well trained to use the technique of “treeing”, that is, chasing prey into a tree. The Mountain Cur is an excellent climber and hunter and provided food for their families.The breed was assigned to the American Kennel Club (AKC) Foundation Stock Service group in 2017. Other “cur” breeds include the Blue Lucy, the Catahoula Leopard Dog and the Treeing Tennessee Brindle. The word “cur” usually refers to any of the above-mentioned working breed dogs.

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Dog Breed Group: Working Dogs
Height: 16 to 26 inches
Weight: 30 to 60 pounds
Life Span: 10 to 16 years

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