The Treeing Cur is one of several cur breeds from the southern United States. A cur is a multipurpose farm dog that protects property, controls livestock and hunts. It works as treeing dog, meaning it was developed to track its prey and then force the animal into a tree. This breed can take on a wide variety of prey including squirrel, puma and bear.
Treeing Cur Standards
- UKC (Scenthound)
- 30-60 lbs
- medium-sized treeing dog
- drop ears are short to medium in length
- tail may be any length, including bobbed
- coat ranges from short to medium length, can be smooth or rough
- can be any color or pattern
History of the Treeing Cur
The Treeing Cur is descended from the same stock as the other cur breeds, such as the Mountain Cur and Black Mouth Cur - that is a mixture of working and hunting breeds brought to the colonies by European emigrants as they settled the New World. Although their name now applies to a specific breed, 'Treeing Cur' once described any offspring of a cur/hound cross.
- Black Mouth Cur
- Mountain Cur