The Mountain Cur is a hunting dog. It is a highly brave and intelligent fighter who will carry out any task given to it by its master. These canines had a significant role in the early pioneer, settler, and homesteader societies.
The Mountain Cur is a hard-charging, swift hunter that propels its head high when running. He has a loud, distinct bark that can be heard far away.When necessary, they are brave fighters, incredibly bright, and are simple to train to ignore undesirable wildlife. In addition to being excellent hunters, they also make excellent companions and watch dogs and react best to training with lots of human contact.
Males measure 18 to 26 inches in height, while females measure 16 to 24 inches. The usual weight range is 30 to 60 pounds.
The Mountain Cur is a generally healthy dog. The proper amount of exercise will keep them in top shape. Average life expectancy for the breed is 10 to 13 years.
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Mountain Cur dogs were one of the most valuable resources the frontier settlers had in the harsh and merciless mountains. They protected the family and the livestock from intruders and wild animals. These dogs were an integral part of the frontiersmen’s way of life up until the 1940s. They supported their families by selling the furs that their dogs had hunted. Since the pioneers didn’t require a formal pedigree, the actual origins of this breed are unknown.
In 1957, the Original Mountain Cur Breeders of America was established, and the Mountain Cur was recognized as a breed (OMCBA). The Mountain Cur has been recorded in the AKC Foundation Stock Service in May 2017.