The Florida/Cracker Cur Dog originated from Florida. They were first brought to Florida by Hernando de Soto in the year, 1539. These dogs were used to round up cattle and move it back with the rest of the herd way back in the 1500’s.
Florida/Cracker Curs are usually white, brown, or black in color with white spots on the chest and feet. Their ears are medium in length. They usually have a larger body structure than most other curs. They are not bred for looks but for its working ability.
Having an excellent temper is unique about this breed. They are not as submissive and easygoing as the other breeds, but have tendency to be tough. In spite of their decisiveness and dauntlessness, they are very loyal to the farm and their work. They can also be trained to be good companions. Florida Cracker Curs are very strong and tough breeds but can also be good companions. They are very reliable guard dogs and are recommended in the working field. They are very tough raccoon and squirrel hunters, and is very skillful to conquer angry wild cat when it is cornered.
Florida Cracker Cur’s life expectancy is 12-16 years. Just like any other cur breeds, it can also be affected by deafness and blindness. It needs to be taken on a daily long walk or jog to maintain its good physical condition.