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Black Mouth Cur

The Black Mouth Cur is a hunting and cattle dog that has its origins in the Southern Eastern United States of America.

The Black Mouth Cur is a well-muscled rugged herding, hunting, and all around utility dog whose coat comes in a number of colors and shades, generally red, yellow, fawn, or buckskin. Solid white and piebald colors are not allowed in Black Mouth Curs, but in rare occasions may appear in a litter due to recessive genes from several generations back matching up. According to the breed standard of the United Kennel Club, up to ten percent of the coat may be white with the amounts of white on the toes, tail, nose and chest are acceptable but not desired. As of this date the Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Cur is recognized by AKC as the Catahoula Leopard Hound and the Plott Cur has been renamed the Plott Hound. It is hoped that the Black mouth Cur does not become recognized, renamed, and made into a show dog whose champions are judged only by their looks and not their working performance.

The name "cur" is a descriptive term for a general, short-coated, drop-eared, farm and ranch working dog. Primarily BMCs are herding dogs able to hunt big or small game, but they are also suitable as family dogs.

The breed has a litter of 3-12, and a lifespan of 12–18 years.
WeightMale40 lb (18 kg) and over
Female35 lb (35 lb) and over
HeightMale18 in (46 cm) and above
Female16 in (41 cm) and above
CoatShort and dense.
ColorRed, yellow and fawn; black; brown; buckskin; or brindle; with or without black muzzle or mask.

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