Facts on the Black Mouth Cur Dog Breed

Though no one knows their exact lineage, the Black Mouth Cur is believed to descend from ancient European and Asian Cur-type herding and hunting dogs.

Dogster HQ  |  Jun 29th 2018


Proud parent of a Black Mouth Cur who’s looking to learn more or thinking about getting a Black Mouth Cur dog? Learn the facts about this breed here:

Quick Facts on the Black Mouth Cur Dog Breed:

A Black Mouth Cur dog.

A Black Mouth Cur dog.

  • Weight: 40 – 90 pounds
  • Height: 16 – 18 inches

Black Mouth Curs have large, muscular frames covered in short coats that are usually yellow, reddish brown or brindle. Their powerful heads have strong, square muzzles that sometimes have black shading. They have sturdy, athletic midsections and long tails that hang low. Overall, Black Mouth Curs look rugged and resourceful.

Black Mouth Cur Traits:

  • Rugged
  • Rustic
  • Dependable
  • Kind-hearted
  • Protective

Who Gets Along With Black Mouth Curs?

  • Active singles
  • Outdoorsy types
  • Experienced dog handlers

What Are Black Mouth Curs Like to Live With?

Black Mouth Curs are tough, resilient working and hunting dogs. Fearless and relentless in the wild, Black Mouth Curs happen to be very sensitive and gentle with people: Around children they tend to tone-down the play and become more mild and protective. They are outgoing, affectionate and very protective of family members. Black Mouth Curs are smart and curious canines.

Things to Know About Black Mouth Curs:

Born and bred in the outdoors, the Black Mouth Cur might feel a little confined in an apartment. She needs lots of daily exercise. If you can provide the Black Mouth Cur with a protected area for roaming and exploring, by all means let her run.

Black Mouth Curs can live as long as 15 years with relatively few health problems. Grooming the Black Mouth Cur is fairly easy. Simply brush her occasionally, check the ears for signs of infection and keep the toenails trimmed.

Black Mouth Cur History:

Curs originated in the Southeastern U.S., but you can find different “Cur” types throughout the country. Dependable and hardy, Curs were used by pioneers to herd cattle, hunt wild boar and guard property. Though no one knows their exact lineage, Black Mouth Curs are believed to descend from ancient European and Asian Cur-type herding and hunting dogs.

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