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Camus Cur – Dog Breed Guide

Breed summary

Size: Large
Weight: 55 - 80 pounds
Height: 22 to 26 inches
Longevity: 13
Bark Tendency: Medium
Aggression: High
Compatibility to other pets: Low


The Camus Cur dog breed is the result of an experiment made by J. Richard Mcduffie, one of the recognized Leopard Cur promoters. Mcduffie used bloodlines of the Canadian Cur, Leopard Cur, and the Mexican Border Cur to produce the Camus Cur breed. The name CAMUS was derived by putting together the origins of the stock foundation used by Mcduffie. CA for Canada, M for Mexico and US for the United States.

Official Name

Camus Cur


Date – Before the American Revolution
Country – United States
Family / Group – Herding, Cur, Hunting


There is a little-known history of Camus Cur. What is known is that this cur dog breed is the brainchild of renowned cur dog breeder and Leopard Cur dog revivalist Mr. J. Richard McDuffie. McDuffie experimented on crossing the Canadian Cur with the Leopard Cur, resulting in the Camus Cur variety.


The Camus Cur are dogs that love being dominant. This trait makes them dog-aggressive hence they should be watched closely when around strangers, children, and other animals. They will show their affection and playful side when around their family. They are naturally protective and will be wary of new faces.

Bred For

The Camus Curs are dogs that are primarily treeing hounds that are relatively bigger and agile than the average cur dog.


The Camus Cur is not ideal for apartment living conditions. Some do adapt to this type of living style, but it depends on the consistency of their owners. They are dogs that can live in dog houses but should not be left neglected. Having them tied-up, will either make these dogs very shy or extremely aggressive. These dogs prefer warm weather conditions and will suffer in cold climates.


The Camus Cur is a breed that is low maintenance when it comes to their grooming needs. They shed hair in average or little amounts but in a constant manner. Petting these dogs will make them drop more!


The Camus Curs are known for their very high intelligence and eagerness to please their owner. These traits make them highly trainable.


The Camus Curs are dogs prone to medical conditions affecting the eyesight, hearing and are familiar to acquire hip dysplasia.


The Camus Curs are naturally outdoorsy types of dogs with high energy. When not kept as hunting dogs, they should be taken on walks every day. Hiking or running with these dogs are ideal.



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