Stephens Cur

USD $400-$500 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs


Cross Breed

Breed Type

Large, Medium


12-16 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 453
Origin United States
Other Names Mountain Cur, Stephens’ Stock Cur, Stephens’ Stock Mountain Cur
Breed Type Cross Breed
Price (Avg.) USD $400-$500
How much does it cost to buy a Stephens Cur?
Stephens Cur are usually priced differently from breeder to breeder and from place to place. As a rough guide, you can expect to pay between $400 to $500 if you purchase your dog from a reputable breeder. The price will increase if the dog has a fantastic pedigree. Dogs that already have basic training maybe even more expensive. But, most Stephens Curs can be adopted through a shelter for a lower fee.
Size Large, Medium
Weight Male: 30-60 pounds (13-27 kg),
Female: 25-55 pounds (11-25 kg)
Height Male: 18-25 inches (48-65 cm),
Female: 16-22 inches (41-58 cm)
Lifespan 12-16 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Hunting, Companion
Date of Origin 1940's
Ancestry Cur-type Dogs

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Sleek
Coat Colors Black, Blonde, Blue, Brindle, Brown, Cream, Red, White, Yellow
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Amber, Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Gray, White
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Normal
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Deshedder, Nail Clipper, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Hard working, Instinctual, Intelligent, Productive, Trainable
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 2 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 90 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 3 cups
Daily Cost $1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost $34.00 - $45.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Stephens Cur have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 3-8 puppies (Once a year.)


The Stephens Cur is a medium-sized dog breed that originated in the United States. It is a cross between the Mountain Cur and the Treeing Walker Coonhound. The Stephens Cur has a muscular body, with a broad chest and strong legs. Its head is long and narrow, with large ears that hang down close to its cheeks. Its coat is short and dense, usually in shades of black, brown, or red.

The average lifespan of the Stephens Cur is 10 to 12 years. They typically weigh between 40 to 60 pounds and stand at 18 to 24 inches tall at the shoulder. The colors of their coats can range from black, brown, red or tan with white markings on their chest and feet.

The Stephens Cur has an even-tempered personality that makes them great family pets. They are loyal companions who love spending time with their owners and are eager to please them. They are also very intelligent dogs who learn quickly when given proper training and socialization from an early age.

Stephens Curs are friendly towards other dogs as well as people they know but can be wary of strangers if not properly socialized from an early age. They get along well with children when raised around them but may be too energetic for small children due to their size and strength so supervision should always be present when they’re around kids. As for other animals such as cats or small pets like rabbits or hamsters, it’s best not to leave them alone together since they may have a strong prey drive due to their hunting background which could lead them into chasing after these animals if given the chance

The temperament of the Stephens Cur is alert yet gentle; they make excellent watchdogs but won’t bark excessively unless there’s something suspicious going on in their environment which makes them great guard dogs too! As far as health goes, this breed tends to be quite healthy overall although some may suffer from hip dysplasia or eye problems so regular checkups at your vet are recommended in order to catch any potential issues early on before they become more serious problems down the line

When it comes to adaptability level this breed does quite well in both rural areas where there’s plenty of space for running around outdoors as well as urban settings where living spaces tend to be smaller since they don't require much exercise compared other breeds like retrievers or huskies who need more physical activity throughout each day

Overall having a Stephens Cur dog can bring many benefits into your life such as providing you with loyal companionship while also being able protect you if needed due its alert nature making it an ideal pet for those looking for both security and friendship all rolled into one!


The Stephens Cur is a breed of dog that is native to the United States. The breed was developed in the early 1800s by George Stephens, who was a breeder and trainer of dogs in Kentucky. The Stephens Cur was originally bred for hunting and working dogs, but over time the breed became popular as a family pet. The Stephens Cur is a descendant of the American Black and Tan Coonhound, which is why the breed has black and tan markings. The Stephens Cur is recognized as a separate breed by the United Kennel Club and the American Kennel Club.

The Stephens Cur nearly became extinct in the early 1900s due to a lack of interest from breeders. However, in recent years there has been a resurgence in popularity for the breed, and today there are many Stephens Curs being bred and owned across the United States.