Personally, I’ve never heard anybody use the word “Cur” here in my part of the world (southeastern US). I never heard the word used one single time while I was in veterinary school. I first came across the word “Cur” when I was in my late 20s and that was only because it was a clue in the crossword puzzle I was working in the back of our local newspaper.
A cur is apparently a mongrel dog. But it can also mean an unattractive or an aggressive dog. So I guess a cur is what I’ve always called a mutt or a mixed breed dog.
Who, pray tell, uses the word cur? Is it popular in the north? Other countries? Or have I just been living under a rock?
The only time I’ve heard the word actually used was on an episode of Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman. So perhaps it was used in pioneer days?
While I love ALL dogs, I’ll take a good ole mixed breed dog over a purebred ANY DAY because in my experience they’re usually much healthier canine specimens with fewer genetic disorders. Some of the very best dogs I’ve had (temperamentally AND health-wise) have been