ABOUT THE BREED
Cur dogs are devoted to family, but may be wary of strangers. They are a medium size dog originating in southeastern Kentucky by the Stephen Family, developed from a strain of Mountain Cur, this breed is nicknamed “Darkie” for its dark, rich coat color.
CHILDREN & PETS
Cur dogs do well around other dogs, they are easy to train and get along with children. It’s a happy and playful dog that loves to frolic and have a good time with kids. All dogs need plenty of opportunities for exercise each and every day.
BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY
Cur is easy to train, are highly trainable and courageous. As with all dogs, humans should establish dominance in the relationship right away to avoid behavioral issues. This dog is smart and loves positive reinforcement with a kind and gentle demeanor.
Due to their high intelligence, we humans live with dogs, we become their pack. The entire pack cooperates under a single leader. Lines are clearly defined and rules are set. Humans MUST be higher up in the order than the dog. The humans must be the ones making the decisions, not the dogs. That way your relationship with your dog can be a complete success.
Many people have said that the Cur dogs will not get along with cats and other small animals which others have found that if you teach them from a young age they will respect all animals inside the home. At times she can be very precious and at other times very bold and brave. They loves games and seems to do well in a suburban setting with lots of exercise. They love daily walks and love to play fetch. They are shy around strangers, not aggressive but very submissive.
CUR QUICK FACTS
- Height: 18 – 26 inches
- Weight: 30 – 60 pounds
- Life Average: 10-14 years
- Color(s): known affectionately as Darkie.
- Health. No known hereditary conditions.
Ideal Human Companions
- Kid Friendly
- Active Family
- Hiking Companion
- Families with older children
- Does well in all climates