Mountain View Cur

25-55 lbs
United States of America

The Mountain View Cur is a rare dog that is a very healthy breed and suffers from few health issues. They have a lovely temperament and they adore children. Patient and loyal, they will lovingly play with children and are known to be protective of them. This breed is very intelligent and was developed as a hunting dog; one who could track and tree small prey such as raccoons and squirrels. But they have also been used for large game animals such as bears, cats, and wild boar. They have an amazing scent ability and have a rare sense of self-control that is appreciated by owners. No wonder the police have shown great interest in using this dog for search and rescue or to locate hidden drugs. The Mountain View Cur is a dog that lives to please their master. They are devoted and affectionate, and are quick and easy to train. This dog is not suited for apartment living; they need at least a home with a secure yard, or even better - a country lifestyle. Beautiful in appearance and temperament, the Mountain View Cur is a dog treasured by all privileged enough to own them.

purpose Purpose
Hunting, Companion
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Mountain Cur Dogs

Mountain View Cur Health

Average Size
Male Mountain View Cur size stats
Height: 18-26 inches Weight: 30-60 lbs
Female Mountain View Cur size stats
Height: 16-24 inches Weight: 25-55 lbs
Major Concerns
  • None Known
Minor Concerns
  • Ear Infections
  • Eye Injuries
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Bloat
Occasional Tests
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Regular Full Physical Examination By Veterinarian
  • Ear Tests and Myringotomy Tests
  • Serum Chemistry Tests
  • Blood Glucose Tests
  • Eye and Ear Examination

Mountain View Cur Breed History

The Mountain View Cur is a new breed of dog developed in the 1980's. The breeders who are responsible for their development are Michael and Marie Bloodgood of the Mountain View Kennels which is where this dog got their name. The breeders were after a more focused dog, one that would be easier to handle than many of the hunting hounds of the day. While the word 'cur' means a dog of unknown origin, it hardly relates to the Mountain View Cur who has a very definite origin. Hence, a movement has begun among breeders and dog fanciers to change the name of this dog. The Mountain View Cur is the consummate hunter who will diligently work for hours on the trail in all types of weather to please their master. If this dog is not to be used as a hunter, then owners who enjoy outdoor activities and sports will keep this dog happy. This lovely natured dog is a healthy breed and as yet, there are no genetic illnesses associated with the breed. Years of careful selective breeding has created this outstanding hound. Because of the efforts of the Bloodgood family, the Mountain View Cur is recognized as a separate and unique breed that will be maintained to that effect. Their motto has always been to breed for Quality not Quantity on Ability not Myth. And they have fought hard to maintain that reputation. There is a waiting list for this dog, so obtaining one may take some time, but it will be worth the wait.

Mountain View Cur Breed Appearance

Although the Mountain View Cur has been developed directly from the original Mountain Cur, they differ greatly in appearance from their 'parent' breed. The typical Mountain View Cur resembles a hound and has a slightly domed head, a heavy muzzle and wide set eyes. Those deep dark eyes are gentle in expression and convey a wealth of emotions. This attractive dog has a pleasing conformation that is well muscled with a straight back, deep chest, and thick neck. Their legs are straight and strong, proving that this dog is fast on their cat-like paws. At birth, the Mountain View Cur puppies are usually born without dewclaws, and those that are born with them have them removed almost immediately. They have another characteristic and that is the natural bob tail they are born with. Those that have a longer tail normally have them docked a few days after birth. The coat is a double layer with the undercoat being soft and fine, and the outer coat rough or smooth. Colors vary from yellow, solid black, brindle, black and brindle. This lovely dog often has patches of white markings on their muzzle, chest and feet.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Mountain View Cur eyes
amber Mountain View Cur eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Mountain View Cur nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Mountain View Cur coat
brindle Mountain View Cur coat
fawn Mountain View Cur coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Mountain View Cur straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Mountain View Cur Breed Maintenance

Maintaining the Mountain View Cur is an easy task for an owner. All this dog needs is a brushing once a week to remove any dust or loose hair. Bathing is not required frequently and if you do bath them, make sure to use a mild dog shampoo to maintain the natural oils in their skin. This natural oil protects your dog during all types of weather so it is important to maintain it. A rub down with a soft damp cloth will keep this dog looking their best. The usual dog grooming essentials such as teeth brushing, ear checks (and cleaning if necessary) and toenail clipping need to be done each week as required. The Mountain View Cur needs nothing else but will enjoy the attention and if it pleases you, it will please them.
Brushes for Mountain View Cur
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Mountain View Cur requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Mountain View Cur Temperament

The Mountain View Cur is both courageous and willing to please, showing a pleasing level of self-control not found in other similar breeds. They are highly intelligent and are being trialed for search and rescue, drug control and law enforcement. With their highly skilled nose that can follow a trail even if it is slightly old, and their control and willingness to listen and obey orders, this dog looks to have a bright future. This breed is ideal as a family pet as they love children and will protect both family and property. They are not above goofing around with the children and having some high energy fun games. Hiding from this hound is never going to work, they will just track you down in an instant. The Mountain View Cur is affectionate and loyal, and is adaptable to many styles of living, although apartment living is out. The Mountain View Cur likes room to roam around in and a well-fenced yard is the minimum requirement. A house in the country is even better. This dog loves to have a job, they like to feel useful and to please their master. They are a good looking dog with a serious demeanor on the job, and happy and attentive when at home.

Mountain View Cur Activity Requirements

When you say a dog with a job, then the Mountain View Cur immediately comes to mind. They love to be useful and feel important if they have a task to do. An active family is ideal for this busy canine, and if you live in the country - well, that is even better. You will have a loyal and devoted running or walking companion, although they may get side-tracked by a provocative scent. But, this dog always checks in with their owner even when on the trail. They do enjoy playing games and love to play in the water on a hot day, but they are just as happy to go for a leisurely stroll with you to the nearest park. Kind, gentle and affectionate, they are also strong and protective. This new breed of dog has proven itself in both the work and home environment and is set for a bright future.
Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
16 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
120 minutes
activity minutes

Mountain View Cur Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
cup per day cost cup per day cost cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$1.50 - $1.90
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$39.00 - $52.00
food bag monthly cost

Mountain View Cur Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Mountain View Cur size stats at six months
Height: 13.0 inches Weight: 16.0 lbs
Female Mountain View Cur size stats at six months
Height: 12.0 inches Weight: 14.0 lbs
12 Months
Male Mountain View Cur size stats at 12 months
Height: 18.0 inches Weight: 27.5 lbs
Female Mountain View Cur size stats at 12 months
Height: 16.5 inches Weight: 25.0 lbs
18 Months
Male Mountain View Cur size stats at 18 months
Height: 23.5 inches Weight: 50.0 lbs
Female Mountain View Cur size stats at 18 months
Height: 22.0 inches Weight: 46.5 lbs

Mountain View Cur Owner Experiences

13 Years
2 People
Cattle Heeling
Hiking & Camping
Avalanche Search and Rescue
Thunder and I share an inseparable bond, having traveled for the last 13 years to nearly every US state and 30 different countries, including two transcontinental motorcycle rallies. He has the best temperment of any dog I have ever met. He loves to be active but is super calm and quiet when he needs to be, like when we fly on the airplane or go indoors. He is a savvy hunter and loves to catch and kill critters, even a handful of raccoons. He would be super calm around bears or big game on the trail, but as soon as a bear would be around our campsite, he would fearlessly bolt after it, usually treeing it (scary!). He is handsome, soft, and loved by everyone who meets him. He's my best friend :)
1 year, 7 months ago
2 Years
5 People
Play time
We first got Pippa when we lived in Texas, but now we’re in California however she adjusted quickly. Several walks, lots of play time and a ton of time at the park. Something she will do when meeting a new person is pretend she isn’t trained to see if they will give up or implement what she knows— she’s a smart cookie. She’s super sweet, definitely weird and hyper but I wouldn’t have her any other way.
2 years, 7 months ago
5 Months
2 People
House & Yard
She's very lovable and attentive, loves being beside me even gets n shower with me but hates to b out of my sight...she's in general a really nice dog
5 years, 4 months ago
14 Years
2 People
House & Yard
We just lost our Daisy who was 14 yrs old. She was an amazing companion, and went everywhere we did. Affectionate is an understatement! Pure love is what I got from her from the first time I laid eyes on her. Everything I read about temperment and loyalty on this page is spot on! She is deeply missed.
3 years, 3 months ago
2 Years
1 People
Throwing the ball
playing with other dogs
I got my Mountain View Cur as a puppy in my sophomore year of college, and I am in my senior year now. She has been the best companion for the past two years, and loves to sleep in between my legs with her head on my thigh looking at me. She is very energetic and usually likes to get about four hours of running a day, which is fine right now because I live on a large plot of land. However, I am concerned because in a few months when I graduate I am moving to Los Angeles, and am nervous with how she will adapt to the city life of not being able to run out the front door to the pasture. It will definitely be a change of lifestyle for the dog, but I have no doubt that after she realizes that her outdoor time will be every day hiking and running I'm hoping she will adjust.
3 years, 2 months ago
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