Species group: Unrecognized and Rare Breed dogs
Other name(s): American Leopard Cur; Leopard Cur
The American Leopard Hound is a treeing dog breed developed in the southern United States over hundreds of years, probably to tree bears. While not as popular today as some hounds, they share the cooperative hound personality and are highly regarded hunting companions by those in the know. Be aware that they were called the Leopard Cur until 2008, and older information might still have that name.
The American Leopard Hound is currently listed in the American Kennel Club's (AKC) Foundation Stock Service (FSS) program.
Appearance / health:
The American Leopard Hound is a lean, athletic-looking hound with endless stamina out in the field.
Behavior / temperament:
Developed to tree bears and mountain lions, the American Leopard Hound is as courageous and exuberant in the field as its name suggests. Like most hounds, they very much want to please their humans, which can make them rewarding to train even if you're not a hunter. Be an active, outdoorsy person who can spend lots of time with your dog.