ADOPTED ON 12-06-15 – Wilma is described by her loving southern foster who watches over her every need as “a sweet and loving dog who responds well to instructions; she fits right in without any hesitation. Likes to fetch, play with stuffed animals, she is a quick learner and has come a long way in a very short time. She has a slight limp and our vet said that it is not painful and does not affect her health. We can only imagine that she could have been hurt while she was in the wild with a wide variety of wild animals that inhabit its wetlands, forests and swamps that are looking for food.
Found in a rural wooded area in Louisiana, shivering and starving, this spirited little puppy and her siblings were rescued by their southern rescuer that could not leave them there. When she came upon them, they were about 3 weeks old, covered with fleas but healthy playful little babies—momma did a good job taking care of them. Thanks to a hero that already has as many as 10 dogs on her property, a 20 month old baby and a warm loving heart, these babies were scooped up in her arms, wrapped in a warm blanket and taken to her home.
WILMA CHASING HER SHADOW
This dog cannot be adopted to Massachusetts residents due to new laws
regarding rescue dogs being prohibited from adoption.
Please contact Patricia Cabral at: 617-626-1786 or
Mike Cahill at: 617-626-1794 for questions regarding what dogs you are allowed to adopt.
Through no fault of their own, dogs in the south are left by the road to make it on their own, over and over again. Wilma and her 4 siblings were victims of being born in a place where there are many dogs and no solutions. Their story is heartfelt, we can’t ever envision having 15 dogs in our own home, nerveless, puppies but a rescuer’s spirit is pure and giving. Puppies come into this world with a clean slate. Wilma’s life is full of play, good food, afternoon naps in the sun and kisses daily from his rescuer that examines every spot on her.
Wilma is a very healthy and playful little girl! She has never been around cats but of course, does well around dogs. She is around a 20 month old child and older dogs and she does well. She joins in and enjoys playing chase, and “fetch” in the yard. Her foster mom loves sitting on the ground with the dogs and Wilma makes sure that she gets a belly rub! Wilma and her sisters and brother are all still babies and will need lots of attention, time and patience.
Wilma is in excellent health, ready to leap into your heart and go to her FUR-ever home. If you are the type that want to make a difference this year to a deserving dog in need, she will thank you every day and fill your life with laughter and licks. Our adopters are the most wonderful people who stand to be the last chapter of their rescue story, and the first chapter of their new forever lives!
Personality and temperament aren’t cast in stone at birth. Puppies come in to this world with a clean slate and at this age their personalities have not been formed, they are all sweet and innocent. The following is the personality of the Black Mouth Cur:
ABOUT THE BREED
The Cur breed has been known to possess the toughness and courage to confront a very angry, very large cat and Curs have learned to be decisive and valiant. They are also known to be silent which makes them an excellent guard dog. Cur’s are noted and admired for their courage; they are willing to face a squealing razorback or an angry wildcat when it is cornered. They also have a strong desire to please its master. They are very protective of the property and family; nevertheless, without an owner who is more dominant than itself, it can become over-protective.
Cur dogs are highly intelligent, good-natured, very willing and eager to please. They love to play, especially in water, never wanting to pass up the opportunity for a good swim. These lively dogs have an excellent, reliable, temperament and are friendly, superb with children and equable with other dogs. They crave human leadership and need to feel as though they are part of the family and are easily trained. This breed of dog is wonderful with people of all ages, interact well with children.
When in the presence of children BMCs have a tendency to diminish their playfulness and become gentler and protective. Thee BMC gets along well with children they are known for its sweet and gentle approach to small children. The BMC enjoys spending time outdoors, playing games such as tug-of-war and fetch, and having plenty of room to roam, run, and play.
BMCs are very clean animals that don’t like to soil their space. Crate training a puppy or dog is highly recommended for those times when you cannot directly supervise the dog. Later the puppy will be old enough to be trusted alone in the house. Except at night when he should go to sleep, do not use to crate for longer than three to four hours in the day. Nor should you use it as punishment as the puppy will view the crate as discipline and hate going into it.
DURING THE HOUSEBREAKING PHASE
It is recommended to feed your dog on a regular schedule. The biggest problem is once a puppy has had one accident in the house, there is a urine smell that the puppy detects and his instinct to continue mark where he smells urine. This is how wild dogs let other dogs know that this territory is taken and for dogs not in the pack to go elsewhere. If you keep the house clean and pour some urine outside where you want him to go and then praise him when he marks there you will find house-breaking goes very easily.
BMCs are quite fearless, however, they are very dedicated to its family. These dogs thrive on strong and dependable relationships with humans, love attention and playing the role of guardian. This breed is very intelligent and generally easy to train. As a pet, the BMC is obedient, loyal, loving, and very affectionate.
OTHER PET COMPATIBILITY
The BMC was bred as a homestead dog that would protect its family and home against intruders. This means that a well-bred BMC is territorial. Most BMCs off their “turf” work well with other dogs, but on their family property will chase the same dog away. Their turf can be viewed by the dog as the family’s home, land, truck, or sometimes proximity to “their person”.’
If you want a very friendly dog, socialize early and with a variety of people and dogs of different ages, sex, and situations. Enrollment in an obedience class is recommended so they can meet new dogs and people in a controlled environment.
Due to its outgoing attitude and eagerness to please and impress its owner, the BMC generally responds very well to basic training and commands. This bright breed has the ability to learn to perform most any task its trainer is willing to take the time to teach. Establishing immediate dominance, trust, and respect is key to successfully training the BMC. These dogs require a confident, patient, and caring handler with a strong gentle approach to repetitive exercises and tasks.
BENEFITS OF THE BREED
The Cur has a burning desire to please his master. There are many benefits to owning a BMC, such as its no hassle, low maintenance coat. This curious breed is always on the go, and often quite amusing and entertaining to watch while at play. These dogs are alert and territorial, making effective watchdogs by announcing the arrival of guests and unwanted visitors, and serving as a deterrent to would-be intruders. The BMC is obedient, loyal, loving, and very affectionate, making an excellent working dog, family pet, and companion alike
Most of the Cur breeds have and are allowed natural bobtails; some do not. The bobtail is an advantage because you won’t have to worry about stepping on their tail, closing the door on it, or the tail cleaning off the table with a clean sweep. The bobtail does not affect the performance of the dog and therefore the “cur tailing” tail is a mark of the breed, hence, Black Mouth Cur.
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PUPPIES BEHAVIOR, GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
Each stage of Puppy Growth and development is fascinating; by the time it reaches its first birthday a puppy is considered a mature, adult dog. Puppy Growth rate is fast compared to humans, just compare a puppy of 8 weeks to a baby of the same age.
One of the most common questions asked about a puppy’s growth and development rate refers to the eventual size of the puppy. How big will the puppy grow? How can you determine the adult size of a puppy? A young puppy is tiny and cute – everyone loves puppies! But will the puppy be suited to your environment? How much exercise will be required for a full grown dog? Will the puppy be a suitable pet for children? The breed of the puppy will determine the answers to these questions. A general response to the size and growth rate of a puppy and the adult size of a puppy is therefore not possible – it needs to be specific to the puppy’s breed.
3 to 7 Weeks Old
|Weaned between the ages of 3 and 7 weeks|
|During the ages of 3 to 7 weeks its first teeth, or milk teeth will appear|
|Taught basic behavior disciplines from its mother|
|Develop by socializing with other dogs and animals and people|
|Will stand up and start walking|
|At the age of 3 weeks a puppy will develop its sense of smell|
|At 3 weeks the puppy will begin to bark and show social development such as wagging its tail, growling and baring its teeth|
|Up to the age of 4 weeks the mother will be with the puppy almost constantly|
|The puppy has good use of its legs and is able to chase|
|Between 4 and 5 weeks the mother will gradually spend time away from her puppies|
|Rapid growth and development rate at this stage|
|Interaction with litter mates leading to Order of Dominance|
|After weaning puppies need to receive a series of vaccines in order to develop immunity on their own. Vaccinations for puppies generally include distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza, parvovirus, rabies, and sometimes Bordetella|
7 to 12 weeks
|Puppies are usually found new homes at this age it starts focusing attention on its owner rather than other puppies|
|The first fear period of the puppy begins|
|A puppy starts to learn it name but still has a short attention span|
|The puppy will start house training|
|At first, the puppy should be fed four times a day. (Feedings should be reduced to twice a day by the time a puppy is mature or even once a day in the case of a dog that gets little exercise)|
|The puppies motor skills improve|
|The puppy will use its basic instincts to naturally explore its new environment and the different things within it|
|Puppies will still sleep a lot and grow as they are sleeping. During times of stress, a dog raises its hackles – the hair along the neck and spine|
|Puppy training must begin and pups need to be made aware of your rules|
12 to 16 weeks
|The first of the permanent teeth will work through|
|Ensure the puppy has plenty of attention and toys to play with|
|At this age a puppy might demonstrate Pack Leader Behavior and test who is the Boss. A puppy will challenge your authority|
|Puppy Growth and Development & Behavior between 4 and 8 months|
|The adult teeth continue to come through and during this time puppies need to chew! The incisors and the canines are very important because the dog bites and tears at its food with these teeth|
|Provide them with items to chew|
|The confidence of the puppy will now have grown as would its physical size|
|The puppy will be showing interest in chasing other Puppies at this age and starts to become independent|
8 months to 1 year
|Feeding frequency should be considered – reduce to 2 or 3 meals per day|
|Some dogs reach sexual maturity at the age of eight months|
|The puppy is old enough to start Obedience Classes or a professional training program|
|The puppy would have grown to approximately half to three quarters the size of and adult|
|Female dogs would have probably reached their eventually height but will to continue to’fill out’|
12 months old
|Puppies are now considered to have finished their development and growth rate and are viewed as adult dogs.|
|Although sexually mature beforehand, a dog usually does not attain full growth until at least its first birthday.|
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WHAT THE ADOPTION FEE PAYS FOR
|Worm Puppies Every 2 Weeks Till 12 Weeks||Worm Every Month Till Six Months||Pregnant & nursing momma’s wormed more||After That Dogs should be wormed every three months|
|1ST DHPP||Giardia Snap Test||BloodTests||Office Visit Fee – at least five Visits|
|2ND DHPP||Heart Worm Snap Test||Antibiotics||Health Certificate|
|3RD DHPP||Parvo Snap Test||Ear & Eye Medication||Skin Scraping|
|Bordetalla||Fecal Test||Flea & Tick Medication||Transport|
|Rabies||Ear Test||X-Rays||Spay / Neuter|
|Kennel Cough Booster||Eye Test||Dewormer||Collars|
|Leptospirosis||Corona Booster||HW Pills||Head Cones|
DISCLAIMER: THE BREED POSTED ON OUR DOGS’ BIOGRAPHIES ARE OUR BEST GUESS BASED ON SEVERAL YEARS OF DOG RESCUE. ADOPTERS WHO NEED TO KNOW THE EXACT BREED OF A PARTICULAR DOG MUST HAVE THE DOG TESTED AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE.
Application instructions: click the link below to apply for adoption of this dog.
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Cur Quick Facts
- Weight: Averages 55 to 90 pounds with females being smaller.
- Height: Averages 20 to 25 inches in height at the withers.
- Coat: Short smooth coat
- Color: reddish yellow or fawn color with a black muzzle or mask.
Ideal Human Companions
- Active singles
- Outdoorsy types
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- Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs
- Always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children to prevent any biting or ear or tail pulling on the part of either party.
- Teach your child never to approach any dog while he’s eating or sleeping or to try to take the dog’s food away. No dog, no matter how friendly, should ever be left unsupervised with a child.
- Children need to be taught how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children.
- No dog should ever be left unsupervised with a child because often-young children don’t understand that a cute little dog, or any dog, might not want “love and kisses.”
- Never let young children pick up a puppy or small dog. Instead, make them sit on the floor with the dog in their lap. Pay attention to the dog’s body language, and put him safely in his crate if he appears to be unhappy or uncomfortable with the child’s attention.
- Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs.
- Teach your child never to approach any dog while he’s eating or sleeping or to try to take the dog’s food away. No dog should ever be left unsupervised with a child.
- Be prepared dogs will protect themselves
- Most important, it is your responsibility to make sure that your children and the dog are supervised at all times and safe. You cannot leave it up to the dog, the dog is an animal and will behave like an animal. They rely on us to guide and protect them, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
- THIS IS YOUR JOB, NOT THE DOG
Schedule Feeding Time – Find your dog’s schedule so that you can work with that
- Feed your dog on a regular schedule time, always within a half hour of the time
Schedule Water – Help your dog be successful
- Keep a schedule for water, however, you should design a schedule that fits you
- Remove the water dish after the first feeding in the morning
- After the night feeding, leave water dish for two hours, then take it up
- Before your last walk for the night, put the water dish down about an hour before
- Then walk your dog 45 minutes after he has had water. There will might be days where that might be an exception for water.
Schedule Walking Time – Find your dog’s schedule, then gently move it to your schedule.
- Start by taking the dog out every two hours for two days, if he goes every two hours,
- Then take him out every three hours, for two days,
- Until you reach the time frame you need – every six hours—eight hours etc
One accident in the house, there is a urine smell that the dog detects and his instinct to continue mark where he smells urine. This is how wild dogs let other dogs know that this territory is taken and for dogs not in the pack to go elsewhere. If your dog has an accident in the house, spray the area with 3 parts vinegar and 1 part water, brush with a soft brush, put a towel on top to absorb the liquid, then take it outside where you want him to go, take it out of the bag and put it on the ground, praise your dog when he goes outside.
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- Introducing Your Dog to a New Home
- Cesar’s House Rules
- How do I stop a dog from jumping?
Click the expand button in the lower right corner of each video to view full-screen. See Cesar Millan’s tips on dog behavior.
IMPORTANT POINTS ABOUT PACK LEADERS
It is a natural instinct for a dog to have an order in its pack, therefore, the only way your relationship with your dog can be a complete success you must be the pack leader:
- When 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
- Dogs communicateshis displeasure with growling and eventually biting
- Humans MUST be higherup in the order than the dog.
- The humans must be the ones making the decisions, not the dogs.
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