Spotlight on southern dogs: Black Mouth Cur
By Ali, Nov 3 2014 04:00PM
Curs are another group of dog that you're likely to see everywhere around the South but they're not going to show up on any AKC breed lists.
Black mouth curs are large dogs weighing anywhere from 50-100 pounds. Their coats come in a variety of colors but they're easily recognized by the black mask on their muzzle! They have typical lifespans for anywhere from 12- 16 years.
Black Mouth Curs are atheletic dogs so they fit well in families who like to walk, hike and play outside. But, they are also very affectionate and loyal to their families and will enjoy snuggling and long naps on the couch. People often refer to Black Mouth Curs as "homestead dogs" claiming their origins revolved around creating a well rounded dog that was suitable for a variety of athletic tasks but would also protect the family. They have a strong desire to be with their family!
Because of their popularity in this area, Black Mouth Curs are also commonly found as strays or in shelters. Check out Mixon and Niall. Both these boys are loving dogs that will make awesome family pets. They are up to date on shots, microchipped and neutered and just waiting to go home with you!
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