American Canine Association


Mountain Cur


Dating back hundreds of years ago, it is unknown what exact bloodlines made up the Mountain Cur, however it is well known that in the South of the United States, Cur breeds can be seen all over. It is believed that several of these generations is what eventually made up the Mountain Cur we know of today. This breed is an excellent herding and working breed.


The Mountain Cur is a large size breed with males and females measuring 16-25 inches in height and weighing 45-95 pounds in weight. Their head is broad and wedge shaped, forming into a rectangular long muzzle. The space between their ears is broad and flat, leading to two large sized triangular ears, folded firmly alongside of their face. Their two eyes are large in size and oval in shape, generally a light hazel to dark brown in color. Their general body build is large, muscular and active in appearance. Their tail is very thick down to a point and held towards the ground when relaxed. This breed has four very tall legs. Their single layer coat is short and held tight to their skin, available in shades of fawn and brindle.


The Mountain Cur is a very active, headstrong breed who needs to have a daily job to do and plenty physical activity to go along with it. This breed is not meant for everyone due to their physical and mental exercise needs that need to be met daily. Ideally, this breed is meant for those who are avid outdoor hunters or those who live on a farm that have daily herding and jobs for their Mountain Cur to take care of. This breed requires early socialization and obedience classes. Best suited for homes with older children and only other canines. This breed is protective, courageous, loving and extremely loyal to their owners.


This breed does shed. Daily brushing and bathing when needed.

Special Notes

Please note that this breed is not meant for everyone or first time dog owners. Please fully educate yourself about the Mountain Cur prior to adding one to your household to ensure you are able to provide life long physical and financial care to your new addition. All dogs originate from wolves (Canis Lupus). Each breed of dog was originally created by mixing different breeds together in an effort to bring forth certain characteristics. Once a breeder has created acceptable “breed characteristics” within their bloodline and these “breed characteristics” have shown to be reliably reproduced in the offspring for three (3) generations, the bloodline may be upgraded from the category of “foundation stock” to “pure-bred”. The same “pure-bred” breed standards vary from different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders. Dog DNA testing companies can have accurate results for a specific bloodline of a small colony of dogs. However, there are tens of thousands of different bloodlines in the world which have not yet been tested for marker baseline results by Dog DNA testing companies as of 2017. For this reason Dog DNA testing companies do not guarantee the 100% accuracy of their breed lineage results and will also show different marker results for the same pure-bred breed in different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders.

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