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Mountain Curs

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peach ⚛ catahoulas
June 13th, 2020 11:04:02pm
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I hunted through the thread of breeds wanted to be added and I don't think anyone has brought up the Mountain Cur. So here I am! I was wondering if anyone would want to breed them as well so we could get them added. I included some information below about them if anyone is interested :)


First, my dog Winston is a TWC x Mountain Cur mix and he's the best dog ever which should be enough of a reason on it's own lmao.


Height: 16-26 inches


Weight: 30-60 lbs. 


Life Expectancy: 10-13 years


The Mountain Cur is a fast, hard hunter that runs track with its head in the air. He can be open, semi-open, or silent on track and has a clear bark that can be heard a long distance. They will circle and drift on a cold track if a hot one is not available until they locate a hot track. They are courageous fighters when required and extremely intelligent, with strong treeing instincts, and can easily be trained to leave unwanted game. They respond best to training with a lot of human contact, and in addition to hunting, make great companions and watch dogs (AKC).


Mountain Curs are the true All-American Pioneer dog. They were a necessity to the frontier family and it is likely that the Southern Mountains could not have been settled without them. They were one of the biggest assets that the settlers had in the rough and unforgiving country of the Mountains. They guarded the family and livestock against wild animals or intruders.


They were used to catch, tree, or hole wild game for the family’s food. Until the 1940s, these dogs were part of the way of life for the frontiersmen. They used money from sold furs that their dogs hunted to provide for their families. The exact origins of this breed are undocumented, as there was no need for an official pedigree among the pioneers.


The Mountain Cur was declared a breed in 1957 with the organization of the Original Mountain Cur Breeders of America (OMCBA). The most common strains of Mountain Cur included the McConnell, Stephens, Ledbetter, Arline and York strains, the categories being named after the owners of the dogs. (AKC)


https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/mountain-cur/


Fun Fact: Mountain Curs can have naturally docked tails!




 


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peach ⚛ catahoulas
June 13th, 2020 11:04:24pm
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Bumping because I am selfish.




 

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ambur » the world is up in flames
June 13th, 2020 11:11:56pm
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I'm in!




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peach ⚛ catahoulas
June 13th, 2020 11:22:25pm
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Yayyyyy Ambur! I think that makes 2/5 needed to get it added haha




 

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Community Ambassador Jaya
June 14th, 2020 8:03:15am
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I'd breed them!




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peach || pointers
June 23rd, 2020 9:11:33pm
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Sorry I was on vacation and didn't check this thread until now haha. But thanks Jaya! I'll add you to my list of players. Only 2 more to go I think!




 

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Community Ambassador Jaya
June 23rd, 2020 9:12:26pm
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:D :D




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N.adhima 💞 Phenomenal Paints
June 23rd, 2020 10:00:23pm
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I might be interested. He's cute!




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goose 🍓 | am. warmbloods / staffies
June 23rd, 2020 10:26:50pm
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SOOO in!! They're related to 'houlas and I love a good bird dog!




 

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ambur » the world is up in flames
June 23rd, 2020 10:53:44pm
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dont we have enough now? :D 




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peach ⚛ catahoulas
June 24th, 2020 12:12:56pm
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Yes, I'm going to message Koni now because I think she handles getting breeds added. Thanks everyone! 




 

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peach ⚛ catahoulas
June 25th, 2020 11:32:56pm
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Mountain Curs were added this evening! I am waiting to do a final breeding on another breed I am finishing out and then I'll be switching to Mountain Curs!




 

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Community Ambassador Jaya
June 26th, 2020 8:44:26am
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Not to brag, but because I was the only one who grabbed a pair last night, I totally have the highest pointed of the breed now. (aka the only two in existence. lmao!)




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