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Black Mouth Cur

Southern Cur, Yellow Black Mouth, East Texas Cur, American Black Mouth Cur


The Black Mouth Cur is a powerful, agile tree dog of medium size. The body is square or just slightly longer than tall. Legs are long enough to allow the dog to move quickly and with agility in rough terrain. The head is broad with a moderate stop and a moderately broad muzzle. Ears are set high and drop. The tail is straight, set low, and may be any length. The coat is short and close fitting. The Blackmouth Cur should be evaluated as a working dog, and exaggerations or faults should be penalized in proportion to how much they interfere with the dog's ability to work. Scars should neither be penalized nor regarded as proof of a dog's working abilities.

The Black Mouth Cur is a fast, hard hunter that finds game using its eyes, ears and nose. Silent trailers are preferred, although slightly semi-open on a very hot track is allowed. Never open like a hound. A loud, deep chop on bay or tree, ringing cry or slight yodel allowed. Never full-blown bawl mouthed. The Blackmouth Cur combines tenacity and courage with a strong desire to work. They are very loyal and protective of their owner and family.

Size Medium to Large
Height 16-25 inches (40-64 cm)
Weight 45-95 pounds (20-43 kg)
Lifespan 12-18 years
Colors Black Brindle Brown Fawn Red Yellow
Origin United States
Classification Purebred
Good Lapcat
Good In Apartments

The Black Mouth Cur is not the best choice for apartment life.

Good With Children

Good With Dogs

Good With Cats

Exercise Needs

The Black Mouth Cur is a hunting dog that needs a great deal of regular exercise, including a long, brisk daily walk. These dogs are extremely intelligent, and even a long run once a day would not be enough to keep them occupied. It is a very physical dog, unless it senses fragile young children or women. Needs plenty of room to run. They do best in a home with a large yard to protect. They make great jogging companions. Lack of exercise can cause a wide variety of behavior problems.


Moderately Easy Training: Striking or spanking a Black Mouth Cur is not encouraged and is very counter-productive. This breed is very voice sensitive and a sparingly used stern voice is the best tool. They are intelligent and predictable. Training sessions should be short but frequent in order to keep them from becoming bored.



Grooming Requirements

Low Maintenance: The short hair of the Black Mouth Cur is easy to groom. Occasionally comb and brush to remove dead and loose hairs. Bathe only when necessary as bathing can dry out the skin, causing skin problems. Keep the ear canal free of excess hair and the toenails clipped.




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