Are you interested in learning more about the Black Mouth Cur dog breed?
Perhaps you are thinking about adding one to your family?
Or maybe you already have one and you are looking for tips on how to take the best possible care of your new pet.
In either case, you have come to the right place.
In this article, we will introduce you to this fascinating breed.
We will discuss a wide range of topics including Black Mouth Cur feeding, grooming, training, and veterinary care.
Let’s dive in and get to know the Black Mouth Cur temperament!
What is a Black Mouth Cur?
A Black Mouth Cur is a medium-sized multi-purpose working dog.
The breed was developed in the Southern United States for hunting, herding and protection.
These dogs were bred for their working abilities rather than their appearance, so some people believe that they look rather “ordinary.”
They are generally light brown with black markings around their eyes and muzzles. They have brown eyes, floppy ears, long tails and short coats.
Black Mouth Curs might not look fancy, but they are outstanding working dogs and great companions.
Black Mouth Cur History
The history of the Black Mouth Cur dog breed is only partially known.
It is believed that the breed originated in the Southern United States in the 1700s.
Some sources claim that the breed first emerged in Tennessee while others claim that the Black Mouth Cur came from the area that is now Mississippi.
As Americans moved West, Black Mouth Curs moved West with them.
These dogs were prized for being all-around working dogs. They were used for every possible task, which was beneficial because many early American settlers could not afford to have more than one dog.
Their Black Mouth Curs could protect the property, herd the livestock, and even go hunting with them.
The beloved dog in the classic novel, Old Yeller, is thought to be modeled off of a Black Mouth Cur.
This breed has never been officially recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC); however, it was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 1998 and it is recognized by other Kennel Clubs as well.
Black Mouth Cur Behavior and Temperament
What should you expect in terms of personality traits?
In this section, we will discuss the most common Black Mouth Cur behaviors.
However, it is important to remember that all dogs are individuals.