Cur Lab Mix


The Cur Lab Mix, is a mixed breed dog resulting from breeding the Cur and the Labrador Retriever. These are both kind and sweet dogs, most of the time. We will touch on both the Mountain Cur Lab mix, as well as the Black Mouth Cur Lab mixContinue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful Cur Lab Mix. Note that this hybrid can consist of the black lab, yellow lab, or chocolate lab.

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Here are some pictures of the Cur Lab Mix




Cur Lab Mix History

All hybrid or designer dogs are tough to get a good read on as there isn’t much history to them. Breeding specific dogs like this has become common in the last twenty years or so even though I am sure that this mixed breed found it’s share of dogs to the shelter due to accidental breeding. We will take a closer look at the history of both parent breeds below.  If you are looking at breeders for new, designer dogs please beware of Puppy Mills. These are places that mass produce puppies, specifically for profit and don’t care at all about the dogs. Please sign our petition  to stop puppy mills.

Labrador Retriever History:

The Labrador Retriever has consistently ranked as the most popular purebred dog in the United States and the United Kingdom for more than 10 years, according to the American Kennel Club. They make great family pets as well as a companion, show dog, hunting dog, canine athlete, guide dog, service dog, sniffer dog, search and rescue dog, and therapy dog. They are very active dogs that need daily exercise and mental stimulation. When they start to become bored and destructive is when they miss their exercise.

People who research this stuff have a couple of different theories about how the breed came to be called the Labrador. The first is that it was borrowed from the Spanish word for laborer — labrador — which is certainly a fitting description. The second is that it is related to the dogs that accompanied Portuguese fishermen who trawled the Grand Banks off the coast of Labrador and its neighbor Cur. The British who visited Cur appreciated the dogs’ abilities - swimmer, easygoing, hard worker, and brought them back to England. They then made their way back to North America in the early 1900’s.  American sportsmen who admired their positive traits brought them back over.

Black Mouth Cur History:

The Black Mouth Cur is a hunting and cattle dog that has its origins in Southern United States. The Black Mouth Cur is a well-muscled rugged herding, hunting, and all around utility (or working) dog whose coat comes in a number of colors and shades, generally all shades of fawn from nearly white to mahogany. The Cur dogs were developed by the Celts and when the Irish, Scots and or Celtic people settled in southeastern America.

Mountain Cur History:

The Mountain Cur was originally brought to America from Europe by the settlers of the mountains in Ohio, Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee, then later Arkansas and Oklahoma, to guard family and property as well as chase and tree game. The Mountain Cur is a type of working dog that is bred specifically for treeing and trailing small game, like squirrel and raccoons. They are also used for hunting and baying big game like bear and wild boar as well as being an all-purpose farm dog.


Awesome videos of Cur Lab Mix puppies


Cur Lab Mix Size and Weight

Mountain Cur

Height: 18 - 26 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 30 - 60 lb.

Lifespan: 12 - 16 years


Black Mouth Cur

Height: 16 - 25 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 50 - 100 lb.

Lifespan: 12 - 16 years


LAB

Height: 22 - 24 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 55 - 79 lb.

Lifespan: 10-14 years



Cur Lab Mix Personality

Cur Black Lab Mix  Temperament

This is a vibrant breed who adores being around people, and wants to be included in all aspects of family life. They have both been bred to work alongside of and to please their owners. It really depends on their personalities, but the Cur might be a bit more aggressive. If you will train them properly, then these are the best pets to have around. Early socialization helps take care of any bad habits that could develop. She responds well to positive reinforcement, like all dogs. She should be rather affectionate and enjoy spending lots of time with you. Don’t plan on leaving her alone for long periods as she won’t do well alone. She wants to be with the “pack.”



Cur Lab Mix Health

All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems as all breeds are susceptible to some things more than others. However, the one positive thing about getting a puppy is that you can avoid this as much as possible. A breeder should absolutely offer a health guarantee on puppies. If they won’t do this, then look no more and don’t consider that breeder at all. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health problems in the breed and the incidence with which they occur. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition.

The Chocolate lab mixed with the Cur might be prone to joint dysplasia, cancer, allergies, and other minor health problems.



Cur Lab Mix Care

What are the grooming requirements?

This is going to be a shorted haired dog that should be an above average shedder. The Cur doesn’t really shed that much and has shorter hair. The Lab sheds like crazy and both will blow out their coats a couple of times a year. Get ready to invest in a good vacuum if you want to keep your floors clean! Give them baths as needed, but not so much that you dry out their skin.

What are the exercise requirements?

This is a higher energy dog that will need that from an owner. Both parent breeds are working dogs that are bred to run and work all day. Plan on taking them for extremely long walks and hikes to keep their energy level down. This dog will make a great hiking companion! This probably won’t be a good dog for a couch potato.  A tired dog is a good dog. Never tie your dog up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him.

What are the training requirements?

It is important to focus on many, short training sessions so that they don’t lose focus. All dogs respond best to positive reinforcement. So make sure to praise her when she does well. She is an intelligent dog who loves to please, and loves a physical challenge. The more exercise she gets the easier she will be to train. Proper socialization is imperative to all dogs and puppies. Make sure to take her to the park and doggy day care to get her around as many people and dogs as possible.



Cur Lab Mix Feeding

A lot of times diet is done on a per-dog basis. Each one is unique and has different dietary requirements. Most dogs in the U.S. are overweight. A mix like this one that is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia should really be on fish oil and glucosamine and chondroitin supplements as soon as possible.

Overfeeding any dog is not a good idea as that can really exacerbate health problems such as elbow and hip dysplasia.

I good diet to look into is   Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background.



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