(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Good with kids,
Good with dogs,
Not good with cats,
Spayed or Neutered,
Meet Rumble! He is a super-intelligent, playful, and healthy young adult dog who is looking for his forever family. This handsome Black Mouth Cur mix is two years old, neutered, and house-trained. He has a beautiful brindle coat and kind brown eyes that will melt your heart. Don't worry about the name - Rumble does not growl or like to fight. When his current pet parents adopted him, the pound said his name was "Rubble." Well, rubble means trash, and he is not trash, so his name was changed. His parents choose a name that sounded similar so as not to confuse him.
Rumble is a very active pup and loves to go for long walks. He likes to go for at least 2 miles a day, and he will keep up with you every step of the way. He knows how to "heel" and is reasonably good on a leash, but needs a prong collar so as not to pull. He has "auto-sit" down pat - he will sit when you stop walking, stay sitting as long as you are standing still, and start up again when you start. He will jog when you jog. He would probably love to run alongside a bicycle but hasn't tried that yet. He also knows the command "free" and knows that only when he hears that command is he free to lose the "heel", go up in the grass, sniff a bit, and potty.
Rumble gets along well with other dogs and loves to play, play, and play with them. He is not good with cats, as he wants to chase them.
Rumble is great with people of all ages, and he loves children! In fact, a characteristic of the breed is that they are very good with children. Here is part of what the Continental Kennel Club says about Black Mouth Curs: The Black Mouth Cur is still primarily utilized as a working dog to this day. They are bred to be exceptional hunters . . . consequently, they tend to be highly driven . . . which can become problematic if matched to families that do not allow the breed to exercise its natural instincts, drives, and energy. Black Mouth Curs are loyal, even-tempered, and predictable when properly matched to suitable homes. They are known to bond strongly with their families, becoming especially fond of “their” children. A regular “job” is a must for this breed, or else behavioral problems could arise. Black Mouth Curs are finding a new following in dog sports such as agility, search-and-rescue, and obedience. Their eagerness to please their families and their high intelligence make them great candidates for these activities.
That description fits Rumble well. He is very food-driven and will do anything for a treat. His love for treats makes him a quick learner, and he can master tricks and commands in no time with positive reinforcement. In fact, we think he would be excellent in agility training. His current family began getting him to jump through hoops and it was quite easy for him, but due to work and time issues, they have not kept up with it. They are in their sixties and no longer have kids at home, and have realized that Rumble needs people with far more energy than they have in order to provide what he needs. His family wants nothing more than to find him a wonderful home where he'll be cherished and allowed to blossom.
Rumble is currently located in Lufkin, Texas, but he is willing to travel for love. He would be happiest with a big, active family who can keep up with his energy level, or with a young adult who loves to walk or jog every day. He would not be happy with a family where all members leave the house all day and then are too busy in the evenings with other activities to play with him or walk him. If he does not get the exercise or attention he needs, he may dig holes in your yard or even try to dig out.
This playful and affectionate dog is a prime example of his breed's loyalty and high energy levels. He will bring lots of joy and happiness to your life, and he deserves a forever home with a family who will love him unconditionally. Adopt Rumble today, and you will gain a loyal companion for life!