Q: How much does a Mountain
View Cur pup sell for?
A: Each MVCA breeder sets his own price, but most pups
start around $300
and up. Sometimes the females are a little higher than
males. We suggest
that you contact a few breeders before making your purchase.
Q: Are puppies guaranteed to make
A: Each breeder sets his own guarantees.
They range from a limited replacement
of a pup to a full satisfaction
money back guarantee if not completely satisfied.
This is usually a good way to tell
who has the best lines and will stand behind
their breeding program. Please
be sure you and the breeder are in complete
understanding of what he is guaranteeing
the pup for and what will be done if the
pup does not meet their guarantee.
Q: How young can I expect my pup
to start to tree?
A: We like to see our pups start treeing around 7-8 months
of age. This
does not mean we don't take our younger pups out in the
times before this. We have seen some start as early as
4 months and some
as late as 14 months. The most important time to spend
with your pup is
in his or her first four months of life, because Mountain
View Curs make a
bond with their master for the rest of their life at
this age. This will save
endless hours of training later on.
Q: Is it better to start with a
started or broke dog than with a pup?
A: I have found that usually a pup will, in the long
run, work out better
because he or she has bonded with you and will do anything
it can to
please you. Usually by the time the started or broke
dog un-bonds with
his or her last owner and bonds with their new one, a
pup will be well on
his or her way to becoming a tree dog. Also with the
of pups that turn out, it is also the most reasonable
way to own one.
Q: How much can I expect to pay
for a started or broke Mountain View
A: First off, it is very difficult to find a started
or broke Mountain View
Cur for sale, and the few that have been usually have
many admirers and
are snatched up before the public or even the registry
finds out about it.
There is no set price, each breeder/owner prices his
dogs as they see fit.
I've seen 10 month old well-started pups bring as much
as $1,200.00 and
have personally been offered $3,000.00-$10,000.00 for
broke dogs. Mountain
View Curs usually demand a higher price than other breeds,
because of their
beauty, natural ability, and reproducing quality.
Q: Does color make any difference
in their ability?
A: Technically None what so ever, but bloodlines do and
some brindle lines have
had aggressive problems and were culled out by Mountain
View Kennel in 1990.
Unfortunately, one line was reintroduced by some breeder's
in 2001 to
produce brindle pups again. Make sure the breeder will
replace or refund if the
pup turns out to be agressive toward other dogs or people.
If they won't
guarantee temperment, find another breeder.
Most people like the yellow color, because they are easier
to see in the woods
and on the roads. Some Big game hunters prefer the brindle
and black colors,
because they are less visible and cause more confusion
to the game (Bear, Lion,
etc.), causing the game to seek refuge and making them
less likely to be charged
and injured. Unfortunately, brindles can also be mistaken
for a pit-bull many
times and be shot by other hunters or neighbors.
Q: Do you need a Tracking Collar
to hunt MVC's?
A: NO! Mountain View Curs hunt for you and will keep
you in mind and will
check your where-abouts often until you take a stand
(staying in one spot) so
they can range out and cover more ground without worrying
where you are or
being left behind.
Q: What are the differences between
hunting Mountain View Curs and Tree
A: The main difference is that MVC's hunt for their master
and want to please
their master. This makes them easier to train and less
time is spent on looking
for them and more time is spent on treeing game. Also
MVC's hunt to catch not
to run, making short work of the chase, usually treeing
three times the amount of game in the same amount of time.
Q: How do the Mountain View Curs
compare with the tree hounds on ability?
A: MVC's have an exceptional cold
nose and many can out smell the coldest
nosed hounds. The difference is,
in stead of cold trailing for hours on old tracks,
the MVC will have the sense to
cut and swing out on a track until they can run
with their heads up like the wind.
Q: Is a Mountain View Cur all right
to raise in the house and around small
children and do they make loving
A: Yes, our research has shown that the pups raised in
the house learn much
faster and start earlier than those raised outside. Also,
the temperament of
MVC's is excellent around small children and other pets.
They will become
protective of them keeping them from harms way and will
help in their raising
by letting you know if and when something is wrong. One
of the best kept
secrets of the MVC's is, even though they are mainly
used for hunting they
make wonderful loyal loving pets.
Q: What is the difference between
Mountain View Curs and other cur breeds?
A: The MVC is a pure breed and is the most unified breed
of curs today. No
other cur breed and many other breeds are as unified
in ability, temperament, or in looks. It has taken many years of hard hunting
and strict culling to develop these well
tempered, hard hunting, natural treeing, breed of cur.
after generation like clones. This is why they are able
to reproduce such high
percentages of natural tree dogs with excellent health
and reliable temperaments.
Q: If I am a part time hunter or
don't hunt, will a Mountain View Cur be
happy with just being a family
dog most of the year?
A: MVCs want to please their master
first and far most and will be very happy
just being a part of the family.
This is why they have become so popular with
hunters, because they can be enjoyed
by the whole family all year round, not
just used a few months out of the
year and chained or kenneled most of the year.
Q: Will a Mountain View Cur adapt
to a small yard or home?
A: The MVC will be happy were ever
her and his master's family are together
and have been known to adapt well
in just about any situation, including appartments, and small homes.
Q: How do I know that I am purchasing
a true Mountain View Cur and not
just a Mountain Cur or a cross
A: The Mountain View Cur®
is a registered trademark and only IPDBA registry
have permission to use the name
in it's registry, so only IPDBA registered
certified Mountain View Curs®
may be advertised as, used for breeding as and
their pups be sold using the Mountain
View Cur® name. Using the Mountain
View Cur® name to sell or promote
another breed, cross breed, or pups out of
non-certified parents is a violation
of International/US Trademark law and
MVCA Breeders' Code of Ethics and
all violations should be reported to MVCA at EMAIL.
Q: Why are there so few breeder's
breeding Mountain View Curs?
A: Because of MVCA's strict Breeder's
Code of Ethics and IPDBA's
Certification policies, it is difficult
for breeder's who don't hold the same high
standards to breed Mountain View
Curs. Unfortunately, most breeder's are
more interested in making a quick
buck instead of improving or breeding the best
dogs and is why so many dog breed's
today are suffering from years of poor
breeding and genetic faults. The
MVCA motto is "Breeding for Quality not
Quantity on Ability not Myth". It's not the number of
breeder's or pups that are
produced, but the quality of the pups produced that matters.
Q: Is there any Labrador Retriever
blood in Mountain View Curs?
A: No trace of Labrador out-crosses
have ever been found in MVC background,
but many scholars believe that
Mt. Curs were used in the development of many
breeds of dogs, especially the
Labrador Retriever. Mt. Curs date back longer than the Labs, so it makes
sense that they went into their development rather than the other way around.
MVC's are natural retrievers, love water, but are not as large and don't
have the oily smelly coats or as web feet that Labs are known for. All
MVC's that have been trained for waterfowl retrieving have done exceptionally
well and reported better then the Labs their owner's had in the past.