Treeing Cur

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Treeing Cur History

The Treeing cur (aka the “Barkley” or “Cracklebark”) is a medium-sized, versatile, and athletic breed of working gundog. The Treeing cur is known for its unique treeing or “bay” hunting style, in which it will jump onto its prey, usually a bird, and hold it in place until the hunter can flush, shoot, or grab it. The first known ancestor of the “Treeing” breed is believed to have been the Smooth Fox Terrier that was brought to America from England in the 1700s. By 1800, the “Treeing” Fox Terriers had an American origin, and were being used by hunters to “tree” or hold birds for shooting. By 1850, the “Treeing” Fox Terriers had evolved enough to become a separate distinct type of fox terrier.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America


English White Terrier

Treeing Cur Physical Characteristics

The Treeing Cur is a medium-sized, long-legged, muscular, and stocky breed of dog. It has thick fur that is either solid red, reddish-brown, or black. It has a large, block-shaped head with a long tail. The breed has a double coat of medium-length hair. The breed was developed to hunt and tree raccoons.

Eye Colors

Blue, Hazel, Brown, Amber

Nose Colors

Black, Isabella

Coat Colors

Blue, Fawn, Isabella, Cream, Red, Brown, Gray, Black, Brindle, Sable, Pied, White, Silver

Height Range

Male Height Range: 18 – 24 inches

Female Height Range: 18 – 24 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 30 – 60 lbs

Female Weight Range: 30 – 60 lbs

Treeing Cur Health

Description of breed health.


8-12 yrs

Treeing Cur Health Concerns

Usually A Very Healthy Breed, Usually A Very Healthy Breed

Treeing Cur Temperament and Behaviour

The Treeing Cur is a territorial and protective breed of dog. They are highly intelligent and make great companions for hunting. They are independent thinkers and are known to be stubborn, which can make training and housebreaking difficult. They are friendly and outgoing, but can also be aggressive around unfamiliar animals and people.

Treeing Cur Activity Requirements

The Treeing Cur is a small, intelligent dog that was originally used as a treeing dog. They are loving, loyal, and devoted to their owners. Like many hunting breeds, they are high energy and active. The Treeing Cur is an active and energetic dog. They also love to play and explore, making them a great match for an active owner. They will enjoy hiking, long walks, and playing games with their humans. If you are looking for a high-energy, playful companion, the Treeing Cur may be a great choice. While they are happy in any size home, they do need room to run. They do well in homes with large yards where they can explore and burn off their energy.

Miles Per Day

14 miles

Activity Per Day

75 minutes

Daily Food

2 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Treeing Cur is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Treeing Cur is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Treeing Cur is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Treeing Cur is part of the Unclassified group.

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