Post by falconflight639 on Oct 7, 2005 22:44:10 GMT -5
I'm thinking about investing in a mountain curr pup for a squirrel/rabbit dog. Any one have an oppinion or war story they would like to share about these dogs and falconry? Any one have a better alternative?
Post by falconflight639 on Oct 10, 2005 22:18:11 GMT -5
Mountain currs are scrappy little dogs that won't back down from anything, if there is a charging bull they will bite it's nose and hold on. they are supposed to be good for racoons, squirrels, and I'm hoping rabbits. I just hope they won't attack my bird. I think if I raise the pup around the bird they should be ok.
Mfn Curs come in many shapes and forms and sizes they are mainly used for tree game and a few on Hogs. Your Blackmouth curs are mopre livestock oriented. the western Version of the Mtn Cur is Mainly a big game dog..... they are also real popular with coyote hunters used for decoying coyotes. I used mine on coyotes and lion and the occasional bear... they are great dogs handel easyily.... if your looking for one to use with your birds id suggest Kemmer stock mtn curs from the east coast they seem to run smaller size wise than the western dogs (just my oppion)
I have had 2 mountain Currs. 1 was from Nebraska which was a Mountain View Curr, instead of hound it has terrior in it. That Curr was aggressive and awesome at hunting rabbits and squirrels, quick learner and very fast dog. Unlike the Regular Mountain Curr, the mountain view can run 5 miles, with out wearing down. The moutain curr could onlyrun 1-2 miles.
The Mountain Curr makes an awesome Coyote hunting dog, they are very aggressive, will not back down. If you piss them off they will not stop until they feel it is done. Hard headed, perfect for coyotes. Once a coyote bites them its over for that coyote or the curr. The Mountain Curr makes a better family pet than the View Curr. They have a better temper and alot better with kids.
The mountain curr's are 1 family dogs. They will protect your family at all costs. Especially the females. If any of my sisters had a by over, it would literally growl at the guys if they even came within a foot of them (big plus). Great realiable dog. I am planning on getting one once I have a house.
i had a kemmer back in the day, i cooned and squirreled her, she was ferocious in a fight, she would take on anything, she got killed by a pack of coyotes, there were 5 or 6 on her and she was holding up better than i thought she would, i got 4 of the bastards with my 223 before they got off, but the vet couldn't save her, i know this thread is old but for anybody else looking they are a hell of a dog, even though i have walker gip now
I had a Catahoula Leopard Mt. Cur back in the 80's.
Sally was the most sensible, easily trainable dog I've had. She was dapple grey with white points. We would call in coyotes together. We'd sit back to back, and she alerted me to any coming in from behind. Only dog I ever had that would not go near a skunk.
I could direct her with subtle hand signals and the list of words she understood was incredible.
Poker games at my house were fun for her. I would show her my hand as she sat at my side. I'd ask her whether I should play or fold, and she would either nod and "wuff" or shake her head. Friends would argue to take turns holding hands for her to play.
She brought in coyotes within rifle range by acting hurt. When I gave her the"heads up", she limped out of my line of fire. She took the job of grabbing each one by the neck when we walked up to where they lay.
She would watch a fishing pole set up on a river or pond bank. If a fish was on, you knew it, by her bark.
I never had her around a hawk, but I could rely on her to flush and hunt anything I hunted. She wouldn't hurt helpless young of any species. Brought me a baby robin in our backyard. She led me back to the nest so I could put it back. She was 12 when she developed diabetes. There was no question that we would do what was needed for her. Every morning at 6:30, I fixed up her insulin injection. She came to me and took her shot. When she died two years later, I sobbed like a little boy. Recommend the Mt. Cur ? Uhuh.