7-yr old spayed female. She's not a bad dog, just the wrong dog for me. Good placement I think, someone/people who will go fishing or hiking, maybe a jogger or with someone who's retired or works at home a lot and has some quiet place for walks. It's been like a bad marriage, I kept thinking it would get better but, we're just different in our needs. She should live to be 14 - 16 with good care. There's the right place for her out there I'm sure. Here is a great description from The Happy Puppy site: These curs were bred to work, and if deprived of the opportunity to hunt,(my edit- she's afraid of fireworks - runs and hides) guard, or work around a farm they will grow anxious and bored. When they have a job to do, these dogs are generally happy and obedient. They cope very poorly with isolation and boredom and are best kept as an 'only dog,' as they may view other family pets as competition or intruders. Bright and curious, Mountain Curs make for eager pupils during training. Because they are bred to guard, protect and serve, the Mountain Cur can make a spectacular family dog for the right family. They are also excellent hunting dogs with keen instincts and a tireless work ethic. Because of their high guarding and protective instincts, a Mountain Cur dog is normally reserved around strangers. It can take some time for this dog to bypass that reserve and warm up to newcomers. (end of quote) If you don't walk your dog in a neighborhood or go to parks and you don't have friends over with their dogs- unless you already know that she'll be cool with them; they should meet on neutral ground first, she'll be great. She seems to like large, confident male dogs- no females. No goofy, wiggly dogs - gotta be steady. Only dog is fine. She does like attention, and also settles down easy. Children-not much exposure here, you will want to supervise initially. Cat OK, she ignores mine but, is interested in them on walks. Good points: She loves people; and children- when she's met them she's calm, just sniffs then backs away. She won't jump, well rarely, and if she does it's very light. She's a smart girl, knows sit, down, up, off, drop it and wait. She's good at finding stuff if you point to it too. She hardly barks and doesn't dig. She's playful when she gets along and can be very sweet. Bad point: She's just unpredictable with other dogs. She runs herd on any other dogs in the yard- and can be aggressive. I need to be able to have other dogs at the house- friends, tenants. She HAS lived with other dogs, 2 male labs also a female lab mix; it just depends on the dog. She does have a lot of good points. I want her to be happy, and on the whole she's a very good. All shots are up-to-date, microchip, flea & tick. I have all her vet papers. She's been well cared for.