The Canine Chronicles Directory
Black Mouth Cur
The Black Mouth Cur (aka Southern Cur or Yellow Black Mouth Cur) is an extremely
muscular, sturdy and rugged dog. The head is large and the muzzle is slightly shorter
than the skull with a definite stop. This breed has a distinctive black muzzle and
black around the eyes. Some are born with this coloring. The teeth should meet in
a scissors bite. The nose is broad and is black, red or brown depending on the coat
color. The eyes are medium to large, wide set and may be green, yellow or brown.
The ears are medium in length, wide at the base and hangs downward. The neck is
slightly arched, strong and very well-muscled. The forelegs are straight with large,
round bones and the hindquarters are strong and muscular. The moderate feet have
large and tough pads. The toes may be webbed. The tail is set low, may be any length
and may have smooth or slightly feathering. The coat comes in all shades of red,
yellow, fawn, black, brown or brindle; with or without a black muzzle or mask.