Are you wondering if a Black Mouth Cur Pitbull mix puppy is right for you? Welcome to our complete guide to the Black Mouth Cur Pitbull mix! The Black Mouth Cur Pitbull mix is the result of a Black Mouth Cur cross Pitbull. This cross breed is also known as a “Pitbull Cur.”
What is a Pitbull Cur?
There are 190 distinct and recognized dog breeds. However, this figure only takes into account the pure breeds. There are countless mixes when you start looking at mutts and designer pups, and the choices can make it difficult for you to choose a dog for yourself and your family.
Designer breeds are especially popular right now and they have become more and more prevalent within the breeding community. And, of course, with every option comes a unique name for you to remember.
If you have heard the name Pitbull Cur or Cur Pitbull, then you may be curious about the breed. This breed is a mix of the Black Mouth Cur and the Pitbull.
So, what is the Pitbull and Cur mix and what are the physical, health, and behavioral attributes you can expect when you adopt one of these pups? We explore the mix in this guide to help you decide whether the canine is a good or bad fit for your family.
Designer Dogs Vs. Purebreeds
Before we look at the Pitbull Cur, let’s look at some of the controversial aspects of owning a designer dog or first generation mix as opposed to a purebred dog.
You may have heard some less-than-pleasant comments coming from breeders about designer dogs. These comments have a lot to do with the fad aspect of the pups, even though designer dogs have been around since the 1990s.
Some dog breeders, as well as potential adopters, want to be a part of the fad and take advantage of the boon of the Labradoodle and Cockapoo frenzy. This can lead to some unhealthy breeding, care, and selling practices.
However, this sort of unethical breeding is not something that is exclusive to designers breeds. Some purebred breeders are just as irresponsible. This is especially true when it comes to investigating lineages and potential inbreeding issues.
Even in distinct and separate lineages, genetic material tends to be far less diverse in purebreeds than it is in mixes. Basically, many dogs originate from a single geological location, and this tends to increase the chances of inbreeding to create the breed.
Also, favorable physical and behavioral characteristics are considered when dogs are chosen for breeding.
This can cause a further issue with homozygosity of genetic material. When an animal has too much genetic material that is similar, then the health of the canine can suffer. This is called a loss of vigor.
Are Designer Dogs Better?
Designer dogs or mixed breeds do have more heterozygous genetic material. This means that inbreeding issues and loss of vigor are not as much of an issue.
However, this does not automatically mean that designer dogs are better or healthier overall. It simply means that the canines need to be examined independently on an individual basis. Certain ailments can be passed down from the parents, so if both parents are unwell, this can result in a puppy with multiple illnesses.
Finding a Pitbull Cur Puppy
If you do decide to purchase a mixed bred Black Mouth Cur, you need to do your homework, just like you would if you were getting a purebred pup.
You need to use a reputable breeder who can supply accurate and up-to-date veterinary records.
Also, both the mother and father should be presented for inspection and so should all the puppies.
It is also wise to ask about genetic testing. The testing has become more and more commonplace with combination panels costing less than a few hundred dollars per dog. A simple test can rule out many hereditary illnesses, and a non-invasive swab can be taken at home and sent through the mail to the testing facility.
Now that you know a little bit about mixes, let’s explore the two breeds that make up the Pitbull Cur.
The term ‘Pit bull’ is used to describe a number of different dogs that include the American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, American Bulldog, and Staffordshire Bull Terrier. However, the American Pit Bull Terrier and the American Staffordshire Terrier are the canines most commonly referred to as Pit bulls in the United States.
The Pit bull was first bred in the 1800s (or a bit earlier) in the United Kingdom by using bulldogs and terriers. Their original purpose was for bull-baiting-this means the dogs were bred for their strength, aggressiveness, and agility.
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Once the Pit bulls were brought to the United States in the late 1800s, they were used primarily on farms for hunting and cattle driving purposes. The dogs were also used as police dogs.
Unfortunately, some unscrupulous individuals have selectively bred Pit bulls for their aggressiveness and ability to fight. These dogs have been used for illegal dog fighting, and this is an ongoing issue in the United States.
On the other end of the spectrum, some Pit bulls have been chosen for breeding due to their calm and peaceful manner. This is one reason why Pit bulls can truly run the gambit when it comes to personality and temperament.
Black Mouth Cur Origins
The Black Mouth Cur has a history that is about as lengthy as the Pitbull. However, the canines originated in the United States. The dogs were used primarily as working dogs to hunt and help protect the home. They also were used to herd cattle and other animals.
There are several different possible origins of the Black Mouth Cur, but the dogs most likely originated in Alabama.
Black Mouth Cur canines are still seen prominently in the southern parts of the United States in areas such as Florida, Texas, Tennessee, and Mississippi.
Pitbull Cur Mix Characteristics
Pitbull Cur mix puppies may look a lot like their Pit bull or Black Mouth Cur parent, or they may have a mix of physical features.
This simply depends on the genotype of the pup. Basically, the mixing of the genes can produce a variety of outcomes.
Pit bulls and Black Mouth Curs do have similar physical features, so you should be able to get a general idea of what your Pitbull Cur will look like.
Pit bulls are likely to weight between 30 and 85 pounds, and the Black Mouth Cur can weigh between 40 and 95 pounds. Both dogs can live between 12 and 16 years, and they are usually between about 17 and 25 inches tall.
Pit bulls do have a more sloped back than Curs and their heads are also a bit smaller with a wedge or square shape. Curs have a longer snout with large and folded ears.
Both the Pit bull and the Black Mouth Cur are muscular dogs. They also have short hair, and this means minimal shedding and grooming issues.
Pitbull Cur Mix Personality
Of course, you need to think about personality as well when looking at a mixed breed dog, and like physical characteristics, you may see some distinctive traits or a mixture.
Black Mouth Curs are working dogs bred to help with herding and hunting. Like many other working dogs, this translates to a loyal, obedient, protective, and affectionate canine.
Curs are often confident and trusting, too.
Pit bulls, on the other hand, can vary widely when it comes to personality. This has a lot to do with the lineage of the dog and whether or not it comes from a line of canines bred for their aggressive tendencies.
Studies show that aggressiveness in Pit bulls is most often reported in connection with other canines. Specifically, stranger dogs are usually the target, so Pit bulls and Pit bull mixes may not be the best choice if you want to take your dog to the local dog park.
Also, you should know that aggressive Pit bulls who do bite humans have been linked to an increase in hospital bills, injury severity, and death, when compared to other dog bite injuries. In fact, Pit bulls are responsible for the majority of mauling and dog bite fatalities in the United States.
It is clear that Pit bulls can be aggressive, but they can also be loving and loyal. The dogs do test boundaries, though, and can be quite stubborn. Also, it should be noted that Pit bulls can develop separation anxiety. This can lead to destructive tendencies if your Pit mix is left alone for long periods of time.
Black Mouth Cur Pitbull Mix Exercise and Training Requirements
Both the Pit bull and the Black Mouth Cur are active dogs that require a great deal of exercise. A typical mix will require at least one or two active 60 to 90 minute exercise sessions a day. Vigorous exercise is best, so any activity that allows your canine to run around is a good option.
Exercise can help to keep boredom, anxiety, and aggression to a minimum in dogs that are prone to these behaviors. Socialization is ideal to keep problem behaviors at bay, and so is an investment in a training and obedience program.
When it comes to potentially aggressive breeds, the key is to start obedience training early. Training your puppy can keep your dog from learning bad habits in the first place. Also, muscular dogs are easier to control and handle when they are puppies.
While it may seem that a strict, averse, or alpha technique would work best for a dog like a Pit bull mix, this is simply not true. In fact, punishment-based training and other types of negative reinforcement can lead to aggressive behavior.
Positive reinforcement or reward-based training is the best choice for all dogs, including the Black Mouth Cur and Pitbull Mix.
Pitbull Cur Health Issues
Another important factor in determining whether or not the Pitbull Cur mix is right for you is to look at potential health problems.
You need to understand the illnesses that can be passed down from Pitbulls and Curs.
Pitbull Health Issues
Pit bulls are fairly healthy dogs. They do have some difficulties with hip dysplasia like other medium- to large-sized pups, but the incidence of joint issues is lower in Pit bulls than in other canines.
You do need to be concerned about heart problems in your Pitbull mix. Common issues include cardiomyopathy, or the thickening and hardening of the heart muscles. Subaortic stenosis is a concern, too, where blood flow is obstructed and cannot flow properly out of the left ventricle.
Heart problems can lead to congestive heart failure, as clinical cases show.
Pitbulls can develop hypothyroidism, too. In fact, about one quarter of all Pits are prone to the issue, and studies suggest that hypothyroidism is linked to aggression in certain canines.
Cataracts and eye diseases like progressive retinal atrophy are sometimes seen in Pit bulls. Progressive retinal atrophy can lead to eventual blindness, but studies say that blindness is seen most often in older dogs who are already prone to eye disorders.
Pit bulls can also develop skin disorders due to allergies. Allergies can lead to bacterial infections from the itching, scratching, and irritation of the skin. This is usually a mild problem, though, that can be treated with medication like Benadryl.
Black Mouth Cur Health Issues
Black Mouth Curs are extremely healthy dogs with very few health problems to be worried about.
The dogs do tend to develop ear infections due to their hanging ears. Dirt, debris, and bacteria can easily become trapped in the ear canals, so ear cleaning is necessary if you adopt a Pitbull Cur mix.
Hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia can develop, too.
Black Mouth Curs are not an extremely popular or widespread breed. Most of these dogs are owned and bred by individuals in the southern part of the United States. This is also where the dogs first originated, so inbreeding issues like a lack of vigor may be a concern. Looking closely at lineage can help you to avoid this problem.
Is The Pitbull Cur Right For Me?
Pitbull Curs are active dogs that are often loyal and obedient. This makes them a good choice for families who love the outdoors and want a dog to add to an active lifestyle.
However, since Pit bulls can be aggressive, the mix may not be a great fit for inexperienced dog owners or for anyone who is unwilling to put the time in to socialize and train their pup.
If you are still deciding on whether or not Black Mouth Cur Pitbull mix puppies are right for you, speak with your veterinarian or local breeder about your concerns.
Do you have a Cur Pitbull that you adore, or are you trying to find the perfect active canine for your home? Let us know in the comments below.
Other Pitbull Mixes
- Pitbull Corgi mix
- Lab Pitbull mix
References and Further Reading:
- Herron et al. Survey of the use and outcome of confrontational and non-confrontational training methods in client-owned dogs showing undesired behaviors. Applied Animal Behavioral Science.
- Blackwell et al. (2008) The relationship between training methods and the occurrence of behavior problems, as reported by owners, in a population of domestic dogs. Journal of Veterinary Behavior.
- Radosta et al. Comparison of thyroid analytes in dogs aggressive to familiar people and in non-aggressive dogs. The Veterinary Journal.
- Miyadera et al. Genetic and phenotypic variations of inherited retinal diseases in dogs: the power of within- and across-breed studies. Mamm Genome.
Brenda Ramirez says
Our dog was rescued at just a few weeks old or he would’ve died like the rest of his litter. He’s been a happy, healthy dog and is 11 years old. I really believe he is a pitcher since seeing the pictures it’s like someone took pic of him. We know his mom was a pit for sure. As for the cur part he does have the look, tendencies, etc. Short of a dog DNA I don’t know for sure but it sure looks that way.
I think he rescued me as much as I rescued him ❤️
John Coughlan says
Tallulah is my 3rd curpit. All three looked and acted the same. All three rescues. The other two were males and lived to 14 and 16 years old. Tula is 7, and I am nearly 70 so suspect she will be my last. Curpits have been my canine companions for the last 35 years. It’s been a good life with them.
Michael and Denise Robinson says
This made me sad and happy at the same time. Thank you John I’ve had a curpit mix for almost 7 years now since he was a pup. Lately I have been looking at him seeing him getting more and more white kills me I’m scared I won’t have my pepper much longer. I was afraid that another curpit mix wouldn’t be like my Bubba but this makes me know I can get another for my wife and i
I just adopted a pit bull mix from the shelter who I am pretty certain is a pit bull cur mix. She looks just like the dogs in the pictures. She is 6 months old and sweet and smart as all get out. My cats are getting used to her because she has puppy energy that scares them a little, but she shows no signs of aggression. We’ll be starting obedience classes next week, but she learned to sit for treats really quickly and we’re working on “off” and “leave it” now. I’m glad to read all of these other messages from owners of these types of dogs saying how wonderful their dogs are/were because she seems like she’s going to be a really good companion.
My daughter just rescued what we think is mc/mix from Arkansas. He is 7 months old and was found behind a dumpster at a bar. We are in New England. Silly question but do they mind cold weather? He does not like the snow at all. Will he get use to it? He does have a jacket and it’s an ordeal getting it on him. He is a sweetie and I’m so happy for her. This guy will sleep all day if allowed, otherwise rather like a toddler….
Years ago, my wife and I brought a pit-cur mix home with us from Georgia. Mugsy is what we called him because he would always have his mug (face) in the middle of everything and anything that was going on. Be it changing the babies diapers, feeding the baby, reading todays mail or paper, EVERYTHING he was there! He absolutely loved being in the yard with the kids and was VERY protective of his family. The landlord showed up on day for one reason or another, unannounced. Things were fine until my one son started to cry on the other side of the yard. The next thing we know, the landlord is hollering for us to call Mugsy off. Here he had heard our son start crying and assumed the landlord was the reason and ran him up a telephone pole by the driveway. As soon as we grabbed the child, the landlord was able to come down with no issues and even ended up setting on the porch petting him for the longest time. Completely untrained for hunting but he was the absolute best squirrels dog I’ve ever had. He would go around the backside of the tree which would make the squirrels come around to my side and game over. He would even retrieve the squi6i had shot. They are a wonderful dog and make a great family pet if raised to be a part of the family and not just a dog tied outside for noise of someone shows up. 30 years later and I can still remember his mug being such a big part of our family! I can honestly say that I miss him more than I miss some people. LOL. Please rescue your pets instead of paying breeders. They seem to understand the situ6and have so much more love to offer.
Thank you for your input,and your story. Rescued pets are the only one we have ever had, even tho my neise is a breeder. I Lost my dog hound/lab mix after 9 yrs. was with me every night on my job as a night watchman at a trucking company. now I am rescuing a Blk. Mouth Cur/Pit, 6 month old gal. that needed to be rehabed after being found, skin/bones. after 2 weeks there she is doing great and ready for her forever home. she arrives from Texas next week to Idaho. can’t wait for her to get here. We also have the south 40 for her to run and play in. thanks for all your info.
I have a femail bmc she is so she is rely sweet but if she dus not know you she will tare you up this has been a small problm but i would not trade her for the world she is so sweet she is about 9 or 10 not shore i got her from a anamal shelter she was got out of her old famlys house her mom lived alone and had dide in the house and hunny witch is my dog was traped in there for 2 or 3 days befor they found her.
I adopted a mix breed from the local spca when she was 9 months old. She will be 2 in January 2022. They told me she is a pit mix. I have been researching breeds and have come to the conclusion that my baby is mostly black mouth cur, American Staffordshire Terrier (which I guess is a type of pit bull?), and a small bit (>8%) of actual pit bull. She is a very loyal, loving, very energetic 4 legged baby. She doesn’t do too well with strangers at first. She doesn’t really growl at them, but she does this deep moan type of sound. After a while though, she is fine. Many people believe that her moan is a growl. There has only been one instance that she actually did growl at somebody. It happened to be on a tv show. There was a person of color wearing a hat and if she could have got into the tv, she would have torn him up. I’m thinking that wherever the spca got her from must not have been a good situation in any way and that gentleman on tv had reminded her of that. She has been fine since then. She has been the best companion I could have chosen. Any tips with her care and training would be welcome.
You state your pup is almost 8, sounds like she may be having some aches and pains, have her checked out, that can make any one grumpy. Also, she seems to get this way when you are asleep, could also be that she feels she needs to be especially protective of you during this time. Investigate these issues a little closer. Have everyone leave her alone when you are not around or when you are sleeping. This is her job to guard you, she takes this very serious. But I think her aches and pains are also there. I read up on the Dysplasias. I have had an APBT, pure breed who suffered from that, and currently have a 9 yr old APBT. I happen to read up on this breed because I am looking to adopt one from an animal shelter in a week. Dogs do not suddenly change their behavior without a reason, especially towards people they have not had issues with before.
I rescued a Black Mouth Cur before I even knew the breed existed, and he is by far the best dog I have ever known. He’s like the Buddha–totally calm, gentle, and patient. Loves kids, is gentle with small or scared dogs, puts up with all kinds of nonsense from my drama queen cat. Heart of gold. My mom fell in love with him and wanted a BMC for herself, so we found a female BMC mix that we’re pretty sure is half Pitbull. Mom says she’s the smartest dog she’s ever owned, as well as loving and goofy, and quite stubborn sometimes. She’s still learning how to be a dog b/c she was in a shelter for most of her puppyhood, but she’s getting there. My boy is teaching her the ropes. She’s such a character, keeps us all in stitches with her antics!
I’m glad you mentioned about your drama queen cat. I have 4 very different charachter cats. I figured the pit bull side would definately get along with the cats. My pit bull I have now , as bad of a start he had in the 1st 2 1/2 yrs he had before we adopted him, he adjusted well into our household and with our cats and daughter. He also became a short term companion to a Blackbird fledgeling who was free to roam , in a room by himself. Our pittie snuck into that room every day to spend time with him. We have pictures of the 2 of them together. But then again, we also have our orange tabby together with this blackbird, both chasing the same moth. Anyway, Getting to read your comments here, and everyone else’s concerning kids and cats, I am at ease and know I am doing the right thing, my intuition is not failing me, that barred from any unforeseen problems the human society has not told us about this female BMCPB, she will have a forever home next weekend, she is almost 2. I can’t count on how many animals and critters I have saved over the decades. With their passing, it never is easy, and yet, no matter how many times I say never again, I will never stop rescuing.
Brian Benson says
I couldnt be happier. Thor is the best dog I’ve ever owned. I rescued him from the humane society. Believed him to be abused and underfed. But despite that I am excited to be his dogfather for all of his days.
My son rescued a pit bull cur mix from an animal shelter where she had been abandoned after giving birth. Her name is Lily and she is an absolute joy. She loves people and other dogs and cats and does not bark. She loves to run at the dog park and has been the best thing in the world for my son who suffers from anxiety issues. I come from a family that has raised setters since the 1940s , so it has been very interesting to get to know this breed. She is such a calm, happy girl and my son is lucky to have her!
I have a pit/cut mix (Pal) who is gonna be 8 yrs old in Dec.. Lately he’s been getting grumpy and agressive. I love with my niece and Pal loves her and plays with her daily but when I’m sleeping he will growl and snap at her, unprovoked. Is this normal? Should I be concerned with distemper or something else?
You should be very concerned. Any dog that growls and snaps is dangerous and on the way to biting if not dealt with properly and immediately. This is behavioral, not distemper. Please get to a reputable trainer ASAP before something terrible happens.
My sweet and patient BMC started getting grumpy as he got older if he was bumped or pushed. I started him on joint supplements (glucosamine, omega 3, etc.) and he mellowed right out and became much more cheerful and playful. Check with your vet; Pal might be suffering from age-related issues.
We have two American pitbull’s and just adopted a tan mountain Cur puppy although she and our kittens do not get along very well our pets are pretty much content with her at this point not sure about how this is going to work out in the future but with the loving home that we have for them I think everything will work out fine just needing to figure out how to get her spayed for cheap because we can’t afford much at this point for spaying but I do not want puppies. All our animals are like our kids and My daughter wants to be a veterinarian I must say she has a way with any animal she comes in contact with. Happy we have a big loving family human and animal.
i have a beautiful pitbull curnamed Eva and shes about to turn 1. she is ussually very tame and only jumps when shes excited and has never been aggressive with other dogs or people. my mom suggested to take her to a dog park i was wondering if we could & if it was safe
Has she ever behaved in a way that has given you cause to think she might be aggressive? If you have concerns then it might be a good idea to book a session with a canine behaviorist first, one that specializes in using positive reinforcement techniques, to reassure you of the best approach.
Debora Dammann says
Also, if you are nervous or hesitant at all when you take her to the park, she will feel it too. Be confident and she will be more confident and calm.
Train the human.
I have a 5.5 y.o. male pitbull cur named Havoc and he is the love of my life. His dad was full red nose and mom was full black mouth cur.I got him at 8 weeks as thw owners of the two dogs did not want the pups. He chose me when i went ro look at the pups. Very well behaved, very loving and loyal is an understatement. He stands guard when we are out on the property and is always right beside us. He loves all of the time and never has questionable moments. I at times feel undeserving of such an incredible friend.
Try taking her to the dog park after a good walk to tire her out a bit, but stay outside and let her meet the other dogs through the fence. Pay attention to how the other dogs are interacting–are they being respectful to one another? Are there any bullies or dogs out of control with excitement? If so, come back another time when the energy is right for Eva. Once in, stay with her and be ready to CALMLY step in if there’s a problem. Separate and redirect dogs firmly but without drama if necessary, and make sure you leave on a high note so that she has good memories. She will pick up on your attitude, so be sure you’re feeling competent and positive about the situation. Be a good role model. Dog parks are not fun for all dogs, so don’t force Eva if it’s not right for her. My BMC gets along well with 99% of the dogs he meets, but only enjoys the dog park for a short while. Then he comes over to me and stares at me until I get the message and head for the gate.
Ketra Summerfield says
I rescued a pregnant blue nose pitt and i am 99.99999 % sure the puppies are black mouth cur pitt mix id love for someone to take a look at a photo of the pup i kept please
James B. says
Gracie is an approximately 13 yr old Black Mouth Cur Pitbull Mix. . I am a combat vet ,diagnosed with PTSD, and was suffering really bad depression issues as part of that when Gracie was brought to me. She was in really ugly shape ,tied with wire around her neck she had 4 deep lacerations all the way across her throat,and 1 thru each armpit . She was a young adult est. 1 year and weight was 20 Lbs,so very skinny ,bones protruding. Even in this condition she showed a will to live that was contagious.about a week later she tested heartworm positive,so we had that treated ,expensive ! Then as she put on weight I began walking her and she within a short time was a very muscular and strong 52 Lbs her intelligence has been remarkable ,but her ability to sense my needs as far as PTSD went is just stunning. Her demeanor with other dogs is dog dominate,she doesn’t attack other dogs but she let’s everyone know she’s top dog. People wise friendly ,but alert and protective. Health wise shes been trouble free ,she was spayed at 2yrs old she was bit on her face by a 6+ foot rattlesnake ,full recovery in about 1month. At 13 yrs old ,she loves to play with our 3-4 month old Black Mouth Cur Pitbull Mix puppy Rosie. Gracie still walks,runs and even jumps on the couch without issue. Best doggy I’ve ever been around .
Beth Curpit says
WELL I HAVE A MIAMI BLUE PITT AND BLACK MOUTH CUR MIX and they are just as much in danger as every shelter dog. My boy was a rescue dog he was dying when I got him. He had been taken from his mom to soon he was maybe 5 weeks old when we got him from a young kid who wanted him for hunting only. He was left outside on a chain and his bowls were solid blood!! I rushed him to the vet and he was literally being eaten from his insides by worms the vet gave him worm medicine and said if he’s still alive on Monday bring him in for the rest of his medicine. Well thank god he lived and is the best dog I have ever owned and I have 2 pure breed German rottweilers and a golden retriever they all got along great!! Just remember these dogs are in more danger of being put to sleep just because of their breed. All dogs no matter what breed matter just the same. People are going to keep breeding these curpits as I call my little man so please rescue all breeds of dogs they all deserve a second chance.
STEVEN SANER says
We have a Pitbull Cur named Lola, much like Michele in another comment. She is about 10 now, and was a rescue dog found on the street when she was a little older than a pup. She was house trained from day 1, gets to run the yard and the horse arena, and a great guard dog. At the same time she is very much a family dog, and puts up with a bunch of rescue cats. Still she can intimidate approaching people with her fierce eyes and bark, but makes quick friends with unafraid people. Lola has beautiful brown and gold brindling on a white background coat. I was a skeptic about taking her in at first, but would readily want another Pitbull Cur when she passes on.
Carina Bilbo says
Broody is such a laid back ,chilled out , black -mouth dad,blue Pitt moma, puppy we adore him. and truly enjoy our baby
While I love all animals, and wish for kind, loving homes for domesticated ones, I am STRONGLY opposed to the breeding and sale of said animals. It is a mystery to me why ANYONE would choose to buy a specifically-bred animal while we still have so many wonderful shelter animals wanting nothing more than loving homes. Do you have ANY idea how many o f these homeless animals are euthanized each day, or exist in substandard kennels simply for lack of someone to adopt them? PLEASE, folks, before you even consider a n animal bred simply because it’s a fashionable breed, give serious consideration to adopting an animal in serious need from any of your local shelters or rescue organizations. There are MANY out there, overcrowded already, and in dire need of adopters. You won’t be sorry. (There is a crisis-level need now for adopters to give homes to animals displaced from their families due to all the severe storms that have ravaged the country lately.)
Our Lola is a14 m.o. cur pit mix and she is a wonderful dog. We do have to bring her to the park for at least an hour every day, though. When she is well exercised, she doesn’t cause any trouble in the house. We love her to pieces!
I have a beautiful, nearly 3 year old, Pitbull Cur named Emmett. He is, hands down, the absolute best dog I have ever owned. He’s protective, loyal and loving to our family and has a huge heart! We have 3 kids and he’s their best friend. When he was a young pup I do agree that he had separation anxiety. He devoured our couch. Hahaha. But as he got older he learned that even though we may have to leave sometimes, we will always come home to him. He’s a very good boy. He lets you know when he has potty, when someone is at the door (VERY territorial and protective) and he can even say Momma. I love Emmett because, although he may bark up a storm to announce his presence to whoever arrives, he will stop barking and sit next to me as soon as he senses that I am comfortable speaking with the guest. If he senses that I am uncomfortable he will sit in front of me and protect me. He’s never been aggressive, ever, just loyal to his Mom. We love him and we will always choose this breed in the future.
JENNIFER BAUCUM says
I cannot agree with u anymore!! Best dogs ever!!!! Mine is the exact same!!