Standards of the Ladner Blackmouth Cur
"Buck"- Owned and Trained by Ms. Blake Baskin
The Standards of the Ladner Blackmouth Cur Breed
General Appearance and Coat
A well balanced, short haired cur with preferred color of yellow, reddish yellow, and blacks, some with white points. The ears should be short but hang down and the tail should be of medium length and not bobbed.
Head & Neck (teeth, jaws, muzzle, ears, and eyes)
The head should be wide, flat, strong jaws, with straight well matched teeth, overbite or under bite is a fault. Muzzle with black mask preferred: Dark eyes and a black mouth with no loose skin are very desirable.
Front Quarters (chest, shoulders, front feet, & front legs)
Deep broad chest showing plenty of lung space, shoulders strong and muscular, legs straight of medium length, feet catlike and well arched, feet that are turned in or out, overly
large or splay feet is a serious fault.
Hind Quarters (hips, back, back feet, back legs, and tail)
Hips and back showing great strength with good muscle tone, back slightly arched, back feet & legs should be straight and well muscled showing strength & endurance, tail of medium length carried well up. No bob tails.
Special Characteristics of Breed
The Black Mouth Cur should appear very alert, well muscled, eager to please master, but not to friendly with strangers. Males should weigh from 40-55 lbs and be 20 to 26 inches tall. Females should be about 10 lbs lighter and 2 inches shorter. Over or under size is not a fault as long as the dog is well balanced.
Gait & Movement
Dog should move in a free swinging gait indicating speed, strength, and endurance. The head & tail should be carried erect. Jerky or Awkward movements are a serious fault.
The Black Mouth Cur should appear bold, confident, trusting, and loving with master. Neither to shy or aggressive, but often showing distrust of strangers. A strong treeing instinct and courageous fighter of game. Dogs must be able to work with other dogs as well as alone. Possessive of property rights and good guard dogs