||The true Leopard Cur has a look, a psychology and a hunting style that is distinctly "cur." They have fine noses and are open trailers capable of excellent speed on a cold track. But they are "chop-mouthed" that is, they have more of a bark than the drawn-out bay of a hound. These dogs also "run for blood," which is defined as the fight at the end of the track as the primary interest. To the pure hound, following the trail is the prime motivation.
||Leopard spotted (merle) or black/tan most common; occasional yellow, brindle, and blue (mouse color); all can have white points or neck rings.
||Dense and smooth.
||This Cur is very affectionate to his master and has an intense desire to please. He tends to be a one-man dog, wary of strangers and, although always preferring to run from someone not known to him, if cornered will turn and stand his ground.
||Highly muscled and alert, the Leopard gives the impression of a coiled spring, ready to bound into action. The breed is courageous, with great stamina, able to work in temperature extremes.
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