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Okay, clarification. She is a Black Mouth Cur/Boxer mix. NOT a Mountain Cur (I didnt know there was a difference until I just looked it up, sorry)<br><br>
I just wondered if anyone knew anything from personal experience. We are looking to foster a 4 month old boxer/cur mix female puppy and just wondered what their "style" was. I already know boxers get great kudos for being excellent family dogs.<br><br>
She isnt going to be very big (Which I was suprised cause I thought a Mountain Cur was a large dog) but she is just SO cute and the description said she was friendly, got along with dogs, cats and kids.<br><br>
So if anyone had any thoughts about the breed/s? Stubborn? Easy going? Need a fenced yard? Good recall?<br><br>
Thanks!
 

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Having had 2 boxers I'd say (from the boxer perspective) that a fenced yard is not enough. Mine were clever escape artists who could climb a 6-ft fence without a thought. Long walks on leash were necessary. Also, you can never give them enough exercise - be prepared for lots of walks, runs, playtime. I adore boxers but cannot have one because of the type of work they prefer, which I know I can't give right now - I don't think I could be *alone* with one, which they need to focus on training.<br><b><br>
If you have cats or other small animals I would avoid this dog</b> due to the Cur's strong hunting instinct. Even if it gets along with cats to begin with as a puppy, I've read that they cannot be trusted with them as adults. Both breeds are very smart and trainable but need NEED need the training to be happy, healthy, and trustworthy around children and other animals.<br><br>
This isn't a breed you can leave alone in your home, IME. Not without a crate, at any rate.<br>
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I just looked up Black Mouth Cur to refresh my memory. (I'm from GA and this is a fav hunting companion down there!) If this is known to be a mix between Cur/Boxer, why do they say it will be small? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">:
 

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My sister has a MC. He is a SWEETHEART! Love him! He's pretty old now but it doesn't show...he's a very large dog, but skinny. GREAT with kids, friendly! But, I agree...they don't mix with cats. They have barn cats there & he is always chasing them! They are a great breed though!
 

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Thank you all!!! In the research I did, I read both breeds like to chase cats, and wondered if she would be okay around them since she is good with them now. Very good to know its an instinct that cant be overlooked.<br><br>
We have 4 cats, so that is a HUGE deal in deciding on another dog!<br><br>
Its a rescue so they never know *for sure* here is her picture, maybe someone else knows what she looks like.<br><br><a href="http://search.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?&petid=8089561&mtf=1" target="_blank">http://search.petfinder.com/petnote/...=8089561&mtf=1</a>
 

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Adorable! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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looks like she might have some terrier in her. neither a cur nor a boxer have natural prick ears, so she's gotta have something else in her. i say terrier because of her size, but she may have shepherd in her.<br><br>
maybe a boxer/jack russell mix??? hard to say without seeing her in person. i'll bet she'll probably be around 50lbs full grown though if she's 30 at 5-6mo (and she's quite skinny).
 
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