In 1987 the Mountain View Kennel was formed in
Afton, New York and was owned and operated by
Michael and Marie Bloodgood, now of
The search for curs that could fit this bill,
proved to be a very difficult and challenging
task. Always liking a challenge and having a
good paying job as an Aerospace Machinist, we
spared no expense and tried 56 OMCBA
registered Mt. Curs, only finding 6 that we
considered to be top tree dogs. We found that
4 of the 6 were of a certain stock or
ancestry. When checking our records, we found
that half of the 56 Mt. Curs tried were of the
same breeding ( Kemmer bred). Thatís 4
out of 28 dogs tried. I know of another
breeder in Canada that tried the Kemmer Stock
and only got 1 out of 29. So we knew it
probably wasn't just our bad luck.
We concentrated on these 4 registered Original
Mt. Curs, three females and one young
male, because they were all related. One female was removed
because her pups lacked brains and ability and
in 1991 one female (Mtn. View
Gypsie) was culled because of her grand sire
was found to be a "Pit bull" and she produced
very ill tempered dogs when they matured. This
left one exceptional reproducing female (Mtn.
View Dance) and one exceptional male (Mtn. View Gold Nugget) the first two corner stones
for the foundation of the Mountain View
Cur breed. Thatís 2 out of 56 OMCBA
registered, or 2 out of 28 Kemmer bred.
H/F CTD Mtn. View Dance
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outstanding male cousin to Mtn. View
Gold Nugget (Mtn. View Buckshot) and an
outstanding female (Mtn. View KY Lady) was
added because of their outstanding natural
treeing abilities, to the breeding program and
they proved themselves as great reproducers as
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All of the IPDBA
registered dogs today carry all four of these
dogs in their blood lines. A few other select
good Mt Curs had been test bred, to widen the
gene pool, but were all found to be producers
of pups that were not of the same high
percentage nor quality, so were not added into
the breed, with the excepting being Down's
Anne who was added to
In 1992 the Kemmer Stock Breeders Association
Registry was started, and in an effort to keep
the line pure as possible, we registered our
curs with them. When the KSBA began they
started with all pure Kemmer bred Mt. Curs.
But many practice breeding non-proven tree
dogs (some culls) and continuing to register
other stocks of curs (Busher, York, Streak,
etc.) regardless of breeding and crossing one
stock with another was becoming the norm.
While serving as KSBA President and Director,
I tried to get the club to follow its own
Constitution to preserve this breed, but most
of the leadership seemed more interested in
making money to purchase land and
building a club house at that time, than
in preserving the dogs and improving the
We competition them against all breeds and won
the National Coon Championship 4 years in a
row in four different States, Winning the
North Eastern Classic Nite Hunt, Sq. Hunt and
Show, Winning the Kentucky State Championship,
plus many of our male and female MVC's became
NT.CH., SQ.CH., & Show CH.'s as well as
Gr. Nt.Ch., as well 1995 Sunshine Mills High
Point Male and Female of the Year and much
more. In 12 hunts, our MVC's won EVERY
Cast beating every dog they were hunted with
and had 9 firsts, 2 seconds and 1 third place.
Because of their domination in the hunts, it
was clear that we were being taken to brush
lots full of rabbits, instead of coon or
squirrel woods or corn fields, like other
casts. Our MVC's managed to beat every dog in
their cast every time no matter the
Realizing that the MOUNTAIN VIEW CUR quality
was unique from most other OMCBA and KSBA
registered dogs and fearing of loosing this
natural treeing bloodline and outstanding
reproducing qualities if we stayed, eleven
dedicated Mt. Cur breeders who all had our
dogs and also felt they needed to be preserved
them for generations to come, including myself
all resigned from the KSBA.
Mountain View CurTM
These eleven founders felt that to preserve
them from being crossed bred with other Mt.
Curs, they should be register as a separate
breed and with a registry that would "certify
tree dogs" before they would be used for
breeding, and would assure us that no other
stock could be registered in their breed.
In April of 1995 the American Squirrel
and Night Hunters Assoc. was chosen to hold
the Mountian View Cur registry. The name
Mountain View Cur was chosen for two reasons.
One was that the founders knew of the great
reputation of Mountain View Kennel and it
being well known in the cur dog world already.
The second reason was that Mrs. Kemmer asked
us not to use their name or to give them any
credit. Since the Kemmer's didn't want credit
for all 28 including the 24 bad ones, the
founders could understand why.
Because of policy changes after they
were registered in the ASANHA to no longer
certify tree dogs before they could be used
for breeding, the Breed Advisers felt that the
Mountain View Curģ should find a registry that
would certify the dogs as tree dogs as ASANHA
had originally promised, so in the fall of
1996 the Mountain View Cur Registry was formed
as a subsidiary of the
International Progressive Dog Breeders'
(All breed Registry) until enough Mtn. View
Curs were registered to be eligible for IPDBA
registration. In 2001 Mountain View Curs were
then eligible to be registered with the same
strict policies of certification in the
International Progressive Dog Breeders'
Alliance 'IPDBA' registry. IPDBA
recognizes over 500 dog breeds around the
world and has over 4 million dogs in it's all
breed data base today.
The MOUNTAIN VIEW CUR trademark is owned by
Michael J. and Marie A. Bloodgood, of
Bonnieville, Kentucky and may only be
used with their authorization and is not to be
use by any other dog registry, or persons
Permission to use the MOUNTAIN VIEW CURTM
has only been given to the International
Progressive Dog Breeders' Alliance (Registry)
to assure certification will be enforced
before any MVC can be used for breeding. The
MOUNTAIN VIEW CURTM
is an established purebred, no longer
recognized as a family line or stock within a
breed, but a separate unique breed that will
stay a pure unique breed.
Our motto has always been to "Breed for
Quality, not Quantity, on Ability, not Myth".
Because, the MVC's has excelled in so many
canine fields, with many genes being lost and
no credit given, the MVCA now allows the
following types of Certification for the Mountain
View Cur Breed;