Mountain Cur

Mountain Cur is an intelligent dog that is devoted to his family and especially to his owner. These dogs were bred specially for trailing small game and treeing. Because of their intelligence, they can be trained easily. Mountain Curs need a lot of space to roam around and you must provide your dog with the proper exercise in order for him to be happy.

FUN FACT: When working, these dogs will circle around the cold track until they locate a hot track.

Mountain Cur Height


16-26 in (41-66 cm)

Mountain Cur Weight


30-60 lb (14-27 kg)

Mountain Cur Origin



Mountain Cur Life Expectancy

Life Expectancy:

10-13 years

Breed History

Extract origins of Mountain Curs are undocumented, but they are true all American Pioneer dogs. They were used for catching, treeing wild game for the family food. These dogs were declared as aa breed by the Original Mountain Cur Breeders of America organization in 1957.

Since 2017 this dog is part of the Foundation Stock Service in the AKC.

Dog Breed Characteristics

Energy Level
Grooming Needs
Exercise Needs
Kid Friendly
Dog Friendly
General Health


  • Height: 16-26 in (41-66 cm)
  • Weight: 30-60 lb (14-27 kg)
  • Group: Foundation Stock Service

Mountain Cur grooming

Mountain Cur has short hair that is extremely easy to take care of. The occasional brush will do the trick and remove loose and dead hair. During shedding season (twice a year) these dogs will shed a lot and at that time frequent brushing is advised to keep the hair under control. They will need a bath occasionally or when they roll into something dirty.

The most colon colors of these dogs are black, brindle, blue, red, brown, and yellow.

The rest is a basic care for these dogs – trim their nails when needed (when they get too big), brush their teeth regularly, and check their ears for signs of irritation or infections.


Mountain Curs are very active dogs and you will need to provide them with the proper amount of daily activities in order for this dog to be happy and healthy. They will need to be challenged physically and mentally. If you don’t provide your dog with enough activity they can become bored, sad, and destructive. Mountain Curs also enjoys canine sports and outdoor activities.

FUN FACT: Mountain Curs were mostly used for hunting squirrels and raccoons.

Mountain Cur socialization

Mountain Cur is a very devoted and smart dog that loves to have a job to do. Because of their intelligence, most of them will be easy to train, but you must establish leadership over your dog in order for him to perceive you as a pack leader. Because they were bred to work, you will need to properly socialize your dog if you want to have a well-behaved dog.

From the puppy age, you will need to expose your dog to many sounds, sights, people, other dogs, and animals so he will learn how to reach to many different situations.

FUN FACT: Word “Cur” means working dogs that were bred for herding, hunting, and guarding.

Mountain Cur  - kids and other animals

These are excellent family dogs that will protect every member of his family once he gets familiar with them. You need to be very careful when you are around smaller animals because of his high prey drive he may want to chase those smaller animals.

The first thing you must teach your kids is how to approach, interact, and play with the dog. Also, when you let your kids play with the dog, you must always supervise them playing so any unwanted behavior wouldn't emerge.

Health problems

Mountain Curs are healthy dogs but there aren’t any specific hereditary diseases that these dogs are prone to. To be sure that you are getting a healthy dog always buy him from a responsible and official breeder and that way you can be sure that the puppy has the best possible start of his life because breeders took good care of him.

World Dog Finder team


Updated at19.05.2021.