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Treeing Cur Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Treeing Cur so you can get to know the breed more.

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Treeing Cur
OriginUnited States
Other Names
What other names does the Treeing Cur have? The dog breed also known as...
Treeing Dog
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
AKC Group
Is Treeing Cur recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Treeing Cur recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Price
How much does the Treeing Cur puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Treeing Cur price:
$400-$600
If you choose to purchase the Treeing Cur, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Treeing Cur for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Treeing Cur gets to a happy place.

Treeing Cur History

The term “cur dog” was commonly being used as a reference to a type of dog, who is without pedigree. Nowadays, the Cur type of dog is widely recognized as a group of purebreds. This group of breeds finds its origins in rural areas of the Southern States the United States. Due to the lack of documentation, and records, it is difficult to define the exact date of origin, yet presumably, the breed was developed around the beginning of the 20th century. These Cur dogs were bred for hunting purposes.

During the early 1960s, an enthusiast of the Cur breeds named, Rev. Phillips wrote an article about the Cur breed in one of the national hunting dg magazines, getting the word out by the breed and its qualities. First canine experts and hunters were not fond of the breeds, because of their exterior differences. None of the Cur breeds possessed the same exterior appearance regarding the color of their coats and other minor qualities. Yet, Rev. Phillips suggested the formation of an organization to preserve the breed’s DNA and to promote the breeds further. In 1967, the Treeing Tennessee Brindle Breeders Association was founded and was recognized as a legal entity by the State of Illinois. Back then, all the Cur breeds were grouped within this Association.

There is also a variety of them including the Treeing Cur, the Camus Cur of the Black Mouth Cur. Instead of standardizing their exterior appearance, breeders always aimed to enhance the breed’s performance and to develop them to be very versatile. The Treeing Cur is considered to be the most versatile of all types of Cur breeds. Initially, the breed was owned by the lower, not wealthiest parts of society. The Treeing Cur besides being an all-around hunter is a very good property guardian, and a stock herding dog, which makes them a great and ideal multi-purpose farm dog. Always being around their owners and other kinds of livestock, the Treeing Cur became very friendly towards people, thus the breed also makes a great family companion.

Regarding the dogs’ famous hunting capabilities, the Treeing Cur is not fussy, the breed pursues a huge variety of quarry, including possums, bobcats, squirrels, and occasionally, even bears. Their hunting ability is remarkable, it is paramount and more important to breeders than their general conformation, coat color, or appearance. This is the reason why there is a massive physical variation within the breeds. The Treeing Cur got its name after a hunting technique. The treeing technique uses dogs to force the prey to climb up into a tree and keeping the prey there until the hunter arrives. There is even an idiom, which comes from this type of hunting; “barking up the wrong tree”. The UKC (United Kennel Club) recognized the Treeing Cur in 1998, withing the scent-hound group. Most of the breed’s fanciers credit the breeders, Ray and Alex Kovac, as being the main forces behind the breed's recognition process.

Treeing Cur General Appearance & Basic Info

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Treeing Cur size:
LargeMedium
Weight
How much does the Treeing Cur weigh? Treeing Cur weight:
Male: 30-60 pounds (13-27 kg), Female: 25-55 pounds (11-25 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Treeing Cur? Treeing Cur average weight:
Male: 45 pounds (20 kg), Female: 40 pounds (18 kg)
Height
How tall is the Treeing Cur? Treeing Cur height:
Male: 18-25 inches (48-65 cm), Female: 16-22 inches (41-58 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Treeing Cur average height:
Male: 21.5 inches (56.5 cm), Female: 19 inches (49.5 cm)

Treeing Cur Hair & Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Treeing Cur have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Flat
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Treeing Cur's coat?
Any color
Grooming
How to groom the Treeing Cur and how often?
Effortless: The Treeing Cur requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Treeing Cur is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Treeing Cur dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Treeing Dog? Treeing Cur shedding level:
Treeing Curs shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Treeing Cur Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Treeing Cur have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
AthleticIntelligentAlertDauntlessPlayful
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Treeing Cur? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Treeing Cur's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Treeing Cur dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Treeing Curs are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Treeing Cur is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Treeing Cur sensitivity:
Treeing Curs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Treeing Curs are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Treeing Dog need? Treeing Cur social needs:
Treeing Curs need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Treeing Cur dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Treeing Dog bark?
Average: The Treeing Cur barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Treeing Cur good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Treeing Curs are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Treeing Cur dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Treeing Cur dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Treeing Curs strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Treeing Cur bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Treeing Dog? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Treeing Cur? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Treeing Cur has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Treeing Cur do?
Treeing Curs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Treeing Curs need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Treeing Cur to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Treeing Cur roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Treeing Cur is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Treeing Cur have high prey drive?
Treeing Curs have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Treeing Cur dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Treeing Cur good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Nem lakásbarát kutya Treeing Cur. Ha nincs kerted, akkor jól gondold át a döntésedet, sok gondot okozhat Treeing Cur tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Treeing Curs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Fighting Dog
Where Treeing Cur dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Treeing Cur Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Treeing Cur temperament with other people:
Treeing Curs are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Treeing Cur dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Treeing Cur temperament with children:
Treeing Curs are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Treeing Cur dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Treeing Curs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Treeing Cur good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Treeing Cur dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Treeing Curs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Treeing Curs good office dogs? Do Treeing Curs make good office friendly dogs? Can Treeing Curs be office dogs?
No
Treeing Cur is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Treeing Cur dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Treeing Dog temperament with senior people? Are Treeing Cur dogs good for elderly owners?
Treeing Curs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Treeing Cur dogs get along with other pets? Are Treeing Cur dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Treeing Curs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Treeing Cur breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Treeing Curs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Treeing Cur be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Treeing Cur is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Treeing Cur be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Treeing Cur be an emotional support animal?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Treeing Cur is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Treeing Cur be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Treeing Cur is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Treeing Cur be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Treeing Cur is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Treeing Cur be a boat dog?
Not really
Treeing Cur breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Treeing Cur be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Treeing Cur is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Treeing Cur Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Treeing Cur dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Treeing Curs tend to have a lot and frequent health issues. Regular vet check-ups are essential with this breed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Treeing Cur dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Treeing Cur be?
10-12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Treeing Cur breed hypoallergenic?
No
Treeing Curs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Treeing Cur have? What is the activity level of the Treeing Cur?
Treeing Curs are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Treeing Cur dogs require per day?
Treeing Curs need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Treeing Curs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Treeing Cur need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Treeing Cur risk for obesity:
Average. The Treeing Cur has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Treeing Cur's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Treeing Cur has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Treeing Cur drool?
The Treeing Cur is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Treeing Cur Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Treeing Cur: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Treeing Cur have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Treeing Cur have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
6-8 puppies

Treeing Cur Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Treeing Cur's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Treeing Curs are easy to train.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Treeing Cur requires minimal grooming.
  • Watchdog Ability: Treeing Curs are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Treeing Curs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Treeing Curs are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Treeing Curs are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Treeing Curs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Health Issues: Treeing Curs tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
  • Hypoallergenic: Treeing Curs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Nem lakásbarát kutya Treeing Cur.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Treeing Cur is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Cat Friendly: Treeing Curs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Treeing Cur is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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