The Stephens Cur (a.k.a. Stephens' Stock Cur), is a scent hound that belongs to the Cur dog breed. They were originally bred by the Stephens family in southeastern Kentucky. The dogs known as "Little black dog" were bred by generations of that family for over a century. In 1970, they were recognized as separate and distinct breed of Cur. The dog is mostly black with white markings, but more than a third white is not permissible. It is good for hunting raccoon and squirrel, but can also be used to bay wild boar. The breed is registered with the United Kennel Club.
Also known as
This breed is also called Little Black Dog, Stephens Stock Cur, Stephens' Cur, Stephens' Stock Cur as well as Stephens' Stock Mountain Cur.
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