Black Mouth Cur

The Black Mouth Cur, is a unique Dog Breed. The Black Mouth Cur is a rugged, strongly muscled working dog. One of the few dog breeds that was started in the States. It was founded in the American south. It is a medium- to large-sized dog that is named for the black coloration on its muzzle. They are general purpose dogs used for a variety of uses including hunting and herding. In the South you will often times see them hunting and ridding the land of feral hogs. However, they form very strong bonds with their humans and they respond well to training so they make a great family pet. They come in a variety of colors. A yellow black mouth cur is the most common, but so are red, fawn, black, brown, buckskin, or brindle. Some people think the term 'cur' refers to a cur black mouth mix because in slang it is often spoken like that, but it is in fact, a purebred.

While we really recommend that you acquire one through a Black Mouth Cur rescue we understand that some people might go through a Black Mouth Cur breeder to get their Black Mouth Cur puppy. That is, if they have any Yellow Black Mouth Cur puppies for sale. Always screen your breeders as much as possible to ensure that you are getting as high a quality dog as is possible. I mean, who doesn’t love a puppy, but an older dog can oftentimes be the best dog for someone.

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Here are some pictures of the Black Mouth Cur

Black Mouth Cur History

This breed shares some characteristics with the Catahoula Cur and is thought to have descended from various ancient European and Asian cur-type herding and hunting dogs.

The exact origins of the Black Mouth Cur are unknown, but what is known is that they were developed in the Southern United States as an all-purpose farm dog, used to hunt and herd. This is a purebred dog and may have been developed from the Southern Black Mouth Cur the Foundation Black Mouth Cur and the Ladner Yellow Black Mouth Cur.This is a good start to their bloodlines.

Awesome videos of Black Mouth Cur puppies

Black Mouth Cur Size and Weight

Typically stand 16-25 inches.

Typically range from 45 pounds to 90 pounds.

Black Mouth Cur Personality

The Black Mouth Cur temperament makes a great family pet as long as it is trained and socialized from a young age. Always socialize, socialize, socialize your pets. This makes training them much easier! That is one of the best training tips to give you. They can be protective and loyal to their families which can be nice, but it is important that they be socialized to others as well, this helps them not become aggressive. Due to its hunting instincts and high prey drive, it is not recommended that you leave this dog alone with non-canine pets. They can make good guard dogs, as they like to oversee their domain.

If you get one as a puppy, don’t wait until he is 6 months old to begin training. This will create bad habits that might be hard to stop. Go ahead and start training your puppy the day you bring him home. Do everything you can to socialize the young puppy. Take him to puppy classes, doggy day cares, etc. Just keep socializing him as much as you can.

Even though this refers to acquiring one as a puppy, you can also get one through a rescue and find a little bit older, more mature and well socialized dog looking for a new home.

Black Mouth Cur Health

All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems as all breeds are susceptible to some things more than others. However, the one positive thing about getting a puppy is that you can avoid this as much as possible. A breeder should absolutely offer a health guarantee on puppies. If they won’t do this, then look no more and don’t consider that breeder at all. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health problems in the breed and the incidence with which they occur. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition.

Here are some conditions that have been seen in the breed; ear infections, eye problems, skeletal problems, epilepsy, and mange.

Do not purchase a puppy from a breeder who cannot provide you with written documentation that the parents were cleared of health problems that affect the breed. A careful breeder and one who truly cares about the breed itself, screens their breeding dogs for genetic disease and breed only the healthiest and best-looking specimens. One of the most common health problems with dogs is obesity. Keeping this under control is your responsibility.

Black Mouth Cur Care

The Black Mouth Cur has a short coat so he won’t be shedding a lot. He will need brushing, as all dogs do, but you will be in luck as he won’t be too bad to groom. Bathe him as often as you think he needs it, but not too much where it will dry out his coat. Trim his toe nails every couple of months and brush his teeth or get him an approved bone to chew on that will clean them for you.

Black Mouth Cur Feeding

A lot of times diet is done on a per-dog basis. Each one is unique and has different dietary requirements. Most dogs in the U.S. are overweight. A mix like this one that is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia should really be on fish oil and glucosamine and chondroitin supplements as soon as possible.

Overfeeding any dog is not a good idea as that can really exacerbate health problems such as elbow and hip dysplasia.

A good diet to look into is Raw Food Diet.

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