At A Glance

Size: Medium

Weight: 35 - 70 lbs.

Height: 18" - 23"

Life Span: 11 years

Mountain Cur

Also know as: No Nicknames.

Group: Working

Origin: United States (1700s)

Today's Role: Companion Dog, Guard Dog, Hunting, Herding

History and Facts: The Mountain Cur descends from dogs brought to the American Midwest by early settlers. It was originally used for hunting bears and large cats such as jaguars and bobcats. After dwindling in numbers, the breed is now being revived.

Temperament / Behavior
Tough, courageous and protective. Sometimes, this breed can be overly protective and aggressive. Happiest when it is working, the Mountain Cur does best in rural areas and is not suited to suburban or city living. Makes an excellent guard dog.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Special Needs
Exercise: Due to its hunting nature, the Mountain Cur requires daily exercise consisting of long walks, jogs, romps or play sessions. This breed loves to run in a fenced yard.

Grooming: No special grooming requirements.


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