Monday, January 13, 2014

Rare Breed Monday: Black Mouth Cur

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The Black Mouth Cur is a hunting and cattle dog from the USA. Some believe the breed originated in the mountains of Tennessee, and others claim the breed comes from Mississippi. Either way, the dogs were used by early American settlers as all-round working dogs.

They are known for being tenacious and courageous with a strong desire to work. This is a intelligent breed who shows great loyalty to their family. Given proper training they can herd animals, track game, work in search and rescue, and excel in all sorts of dog sports.

Being an intelligent working dog, they require exercise and something to do. A long run or brisk walk once a day is not enough to keep them occupied. They do very well in active homes where they are allowed to participate in the family's activities.

The Black Mouth Cur can be territorial - it is bred to be a homestead dog that would protect home and family from intruders - and it should be socialized from an early age. They thrive on love, encouragement, and attention.

~ Maria Sadowski ~



4 comments:

  1. Sounds a bit like a Kuvasz personality. Good looking dog!

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    1. I think many working breeds share the same traits. "I'm bored. Gimme something to do, or I'll make something up!" LOL

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  2. Gorgeous dog. We would be the worst family for this dog; I'm so glad that we did our homework and got really lucky with our dogs. One walk a day is great for them, but we're going to start hiking this spring - really excited :)

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    1. High energy dogs can be exhausting, LOL. I was outside playing soccer at seven this morning before going to work. The neighbors probably think I'm crazy, but it is what it is. =)

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