The wife and I just took in a 2-1/2yr old Mountain Cur that a neighbor was having trouble taking care of.
So far, he's very gentle, tolerant and affectionate. Sixty pounds, and very fit. Quite the nice addition to the family, but he's a breed I knew nothing about before reading up on him a bit. Anyone else have one?
I've got a mix , she's 10-15 lbs smaller then a full breed, but attitude wise 100% Cur. One of the smartest dogs I have ever had. They need a job or a ton of exercise. It herds everything, kids, my nieces rabbit, my other dog.
He is definitely a smart dog- no doubt about that!
I'm planning on putting in a large fenced area for him, to keep him exercised without hassling the cattle nearby. Any issues with digging?
there are different types of cur, and even among the types there are different strains
if yours is more of a animal handling cur, you shouldn't have any digging problems...beyond normal dog digging. Which means build the fence to withstand SOME digging.
A fenced yard is a good way to keep your dog out of trouble, however realize that cur dogs were bred to be able to either hunt 18 hours a day or run with livestock for 18 hours a day, so they are very high energy dogs. A dog that doesn't have his energy drained is a dog that will cause problems. Plan on doing more than just the 30 minuted dog walk every day with him, plan on something more extreme like 30 minutes playing fetch throwing a frisbee as far as you can THEN a 30 minute dog walk, or even better you ride a bike and he runs along side.
She doesn't dig, she respects the fence boundaries, but she can jump. She can jump and look over the 6ft privacy fence I often find her walking on the top rail of the fence. and she can go through a hole like a mouse. Just make sure all the small holes are sealed up. I use rabbit fence.