meet theMountain Cur


Training &Temperament

This is not a submissive, easygoing dog. With the toughness and courage to confront a very angry, very large cat, these Curs have learned to be decisive and dauntless. Usually silent on the trail, they make consistent guard dogs, but are not ideal for suburbia. They need a job or will become bored and destructive in the home.

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Did You Know?

The Mountain Cur has been assigned the Hound Group designation.

The Mountain Cur was the pioneer dog of America. They were as valuable to the settlers as their livestock. They protected the family from wild animals or intruders, caught and killed...

In the 50's a group of people met with the goal in mind to preserve the old style curs from going extinct. The Original Mountain Cur Breeders' Association and Kemmer Stock Breeders'...

The Mountain Cur has been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service since May 2017.

Mountain curs were so valuable to settlers that pups were transported via wagon or pack animal, and if none were available, families would carry them. They were a huge asset to the pioneer...

The Mountain Cur is a gamey dog with a good treeing instinct. It is a very courageous fighter and is extremely intelligent, doing whatever job it's master desires.

From the May 2017 Board Meeting – Two new breeds were added to the Foundation Stock Service Program - Taiwan Dog and Mountain Cur.

Until WWII, the Mountain Cur was still an economic asset to mountain people. Money from furs that were hunted by the curs paid for many necessities for the family. In the 40's the breed...

This breed has been put down and ridiculed by uninformed people because of the word "cur." The word cur is used idiomatically and has no meaning of "low" or "worthless."

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Black 007
Blue 037
Brindle 057
Brown 061
Red 140
Yellow 232


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
Brindle Points 046
Tan Points 029
White Markings 014