In 2005, I bought my first Black Mouth Cur and in 2007, started Givens Blackmouth Cur. I started off with Howard/Ladner lined Blackmouth Curs, then out crossed with a Carnathan lined Blackmouth Cur. I have been and will continue to breed for, preserving a multipurpose hunting and working dog, that will also be a great companion and family pet. To keep and improve an intelligent, driven, strong nose, healthy, protective and territorial Blackmouth Cur.
Most of my dogs and pups will have a sound temperament. They are gritty, very protective and very territorial. You must be the pack leader, when owning one like this. A pup out of these dogs will make an excellent guard dog, and family pet, for the right family. I do have a few of dogs, with more of submissive temperament. A pup out of these dogs are excellent for those looking for one to be more social with family and friends. Any puppy from us will make an outstanding bay dog, tree dog, ranch dog and blood trail dog. They will be what you make them to be. Depending on the bred pair, a pup will have either a stronger treeing instinct or baying instinct.
Most of my Blackmouth Curs dogs and pups, are and will be reddish-yellow with a black muzzle. I have two body styles here. Some range from 75-90 pounds and 26"-27" tall. Others 60-75 pounds and 24"-25" tall. Most of my dogs are muscular, blocky and leggy. A few are slimmer built, with a smaller head and smaller nose (built for long range and very fast).
The Black Mouth Cur is territorial of their belongings, property, home and owner. Not all Black Mouth Curs, are going to be social with people outside your family. I've found that introducing them to many people and other dogs at an early age into adult years, will increase your chances of your BMC being more social. How well your puppy turns out, for what you are wanting it to be, will entirely depend on the training and socializing a puppy gets from you or a personal trainer. The more time you spend with your puppy, the better it will be and will become a better dog. Training and socializing will always need to be a big part of your puppy's life, even into it's adult years. This breed isn’t for everyone, so be sure to do your research and ask questions before making a final decision.
The only time I offer dogs for sale, is if one can’t be bred or if one is being retired. References are available by request. Please contact Shannon, owner of Givens Blackmouth Cur if you would like more information.