Black Mouth Cur
General Facts :
The Black Mouth Cur is a very muscular, rugged and sturdy breed. The dog’s coat comes in a wide variety of yellow shades, brindle and fawns. Some dogs are born with a heavier coat while others are born with a lighter one. This difference between coats can appear even in the same litter. The dog’s muzzle is black or tan and in some cases, in the same color as the coat. The dog has hanging medium-sized ears .
The Black Mouth Cur has a deep and solid chest. Regarding the dog’s tail, it is rather long. Many of the dogs are born with a short tail or have it docked. Many experienced hunters affirm that the Black Mouth Cur is the best hunting dog available. Very recommended for squirrel, bear, boar, deer and raccoon hunts. An interesting fact about this dog is that it never retreats. This dog is also efficient for baying and treeing.
Regarding the origin of the Black Mouth Curs there seems to be a dispute about this topic. The first registered Black Mouth Curs were the Ladner Black Mouth Curs with the support of the National Kennel Club in April 1964. The Red Alabama Black Mouth Cur is believed to have its origin in Alabama although Red Black Mouth Curs are to be found in Tennessee and Florida .
Height : Between 16 and 25 inches ( approximately 40 to 64 centimeters )
Weight : Between 45 and 95 pounds ( approximately 20 to 43 kilos )
Additional Information :
This dog is 100% a hunting dog and as a consequence it needs to be exercised a lot. The Black Mouth Curs is one of the most intelligent dogs available; breeders affirm that a pup is capable of training himself treeing. A very loyal dog, eager to please his master. An interesting fact about these dogs is that the male Black Mouth Curs are more affectionate with the women and they prefer ladies as company.
A very important thing to know regarding their training, they mustn’t be spanked or stroked to train because this is a very counter-productive technique. Remember that the Black Mouth Cur are very sensitive to the voice of their master so it is advisable to use a stern voice. Their life expectancy life is around 12-16 years.