Cur

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Today’s blog post is on the magnificent Mountain Cur. Mountain Curs are a breed of hound dog bred for hunting, but they can also be a great all-purpose farm dog. They’re known for being “scent-hounds” in that they hunt by scent, as opposed to “sight hounds,” like greyhounds, who hunt by sight.

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Image of a Mountain Cur from the American Kennel Association

Mountain Curs are known for their exceptional loyalty to their families. Besides their skill at hunting, they are excellent companion and watch dogs. Currently, there are no known breed specific diseases. They can grow to be 40 – 60 pounds, have short coats, and can be yellow, blue, black, or brindle in color. They can live between 14 – 16 years.

Mountain Curs are bred mainly in Ohio, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and the Carolinas.  Mountain Curs have been recognized by the United Kennel Club since 1998 and are part of the AKC Foundation Stock Service (FSS). You can find out more about this wonderful breed at the Mountain Cur Breeder’s Association.

If you’re looking for a sweet, loyal, intelligent companion, and you have a fenced yard with room to play, consider the Mountain Cur.  The End.

*bobs a curtsy, runs off stage*

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