Originally Posted by carver
You don't want a dog that will hunt more than one animal! A squirrel dog should hunt only squirrels. A coon dog should hunt coon, and a rabbit dog should hunt rabbits. Get a dog in the woods, and let it chase a deer, you probably have just lost a dog. Try coon hunting with a dog that likes to chase deer, and you wind up with no coon, a night wasted looking for the dog that you might not find.
You've obviously never hunted with a Mountain Cur.
I have two. One male 5yr old and one female 7.
Both are outstanding squirrel and coon dogs.
Sure you once in a while run into a daytime coon, but that's not a problem.
After taking the coon, they will go right back to squirrel hunting.
Take them out after dark and look out Mr. Ringtail.
Both are also outstanding family dogs.
Wouldn't give either of them up for any amount of money.
Do a little research on the OMCBA mountain curs.
They are also very good hog, cat and stock dogs.
Old Yellar was a mountain cur.
Not a Lab as many people think.
Really well bred pups are available for $250-$300.
Give Castlehill Mountain Curs a look see.