BLACK MOUTH CUR

COUNTRY: USA
WEIGHT: 40-95 pounds
HEIGHT: 16-25 inches
COAT: Short hair, either coarse or fine
COLOR: Reddish golden yellow to fawn or sandy yellow; with or without black muzzle or mask; small amount of white on toes, tip of tail or chest; no white on neck; no brindle or black allowed
OTHER NAMES: Southern Cur, Yellow Black Mouth Cur
GROUP: Hound

The Blackmouth Cur is a muscled rugged hunting dog whose coat comes in various colors and shades, generally red, yellow, brindle, tan, or buckskin. Solid white or black Blackmouth Cur do, on rare occasions, are a breeding ground. According to the Kennel Club Standard, up to ten percent of the layer may be white, with the amounts of white in the toes, tail, nose and chest is acceptable. Ringneck is unacceptable. None of the races Cur breeds are recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) [1].

Short course Blackmouth have coats, either coarse or fine, and a combination of both types may appear in the same boat.

The mouth is square shaped and can be black or same color as the jacket. The ears are medium sized and hanging, and can be black or same color as the jacket. “Blackmouth” refers to the dark pigmentation around the lips that also extends into the roof of the mouth, but not the tongue. The mouth may or may not be dark, but generally prefer the look.

The tail of a Blackmouth Cur is medium length and should not be Bobber, though a bobtail does not naturally occur in the line of Ben Weatherford.

The feet are webbed.

Weight ranges from 13-41 kg (30-90 lbs), with males larger than females are. The range of weight is due to different lines of Blackmouth Cur.