Cursinu

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Hair type Short, Mid-length
Origin Corsica
Template Average
Head shape Lupoid
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 20 kg to 25 kg From 46 cm to 55 cm
Male From 23 kg to 28 kg From 46 cm to 58 cm
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History of the breed

The breed was recently recognized by the Société Centrale Canine in 2003 and then obtained its definitive affiliation in 2012 by opening the Book of the Origins of the breed (LOF) and the genealogical follow-up. We have recorded its presence on the Isle of Beauty since the 16th century.

It is a rustic country dog. He accompanied the flocks and was the guardian of the sheepfold , or of the property. But it is also found in hunting action or as a warrior dog. The collapse of the pastoral world and the search for specialized dogs almost made it disappear. Fortunately, under the impetus of a handful of fans in 1984 the Cursinu conservation association was born and obtained the support of the Regional Natural Park of Corsica. The Island’s Hunting Federations take a safeguard action. It has become a real marker of Corsican identity and it is part of the living heritage.

Cursinu Pictures

Photo by Mirta, CursinuPhoto of Oujka, Cursinu

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Physical features

His hair : well supplied, short or mid-length with sometimes fringes.
Its color : the most common is brindle fawn. All the shades of fawn exist (charcoal sand, black marked fawn). It may also have white patches on the chest and extremities.
His head : flat skull with prominent eyebrow arches. It has a broad nose and thin lips. In profile, the chamfer may be straight or a little convex.
His ears : medium length and triangular. They are attached high (above or at eye level). It is possible that they are drooping.
His eyes : hazelnut color and oval.
His body : straight and endowed with a powerful musculature. It has a slightly sloping rump. It does not present any heaviness.
Its tail : must at least reach the hock or even beyond. On its inside, the hair is longer. It is worn drop, but can also be rolled up partially or totally.

Behavior and character

Affectionate
Calm
Protective
Independent
Hunter
Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

The Cursinu is a versatile working dog . It is found in wild boar, fox and rabbit hunting, but it can also be used as a sheepdog or used for searching and taking free animals . The Cursinu is a loyal dog, but also very proud . He is very attached to his master and to close family. He is suspicious of strangers , which makes him an excellent watchdog.

He is calm and balanced , he knows how to take initiatives. He is courageous , dynamic and lively. He has always developed a strong capacity for adaptation. If he is well socialized at a very young age, he can easily accept all the other animals, cats, horses, ferrets… But only those in the house.

It is also found in wild boar hunters, in certain shepherds, but also in blood research, in the midst of horses, in caving (search for truffles). It can also be found in canicross, cani-vtt, mantrailing (search for missing persons) and agility activities.

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Education

Clever
Obedient

Active and intelligent, the Cursinu must be educated in a positive and respectful manner . His susceptibility will make him a picky dog if you try to subdue him. It is essential from an early age to get used to natural monitoring and to look for you. He can go on a track quickly, but used to looking, he will find you without difficulty.

Living conditions

Suitable for apartment living
Good for new masters
Love it hot
Love the cold

If it is called upon to live in an apartment, the Cursinu must imperatively be walked for a long time, because it is more suited to living in outdoor spaces . Due to his past as a farm dog, he needs a lot of freedom of movement. A house with a large garden , but without forgetting the daily outings would therefore suit him perfectly.

The ideal living environment for this dog is the countryside . He will not leave his master for the world and could even find himself too much glue at times. So there is no need to leave him outside for a whole day . He will like the comfort of the interior, as long as his master is nearby.

Health

Solid
Ease of gaining weight

The Cursinu is a robust dog. He does not present any particular health problem . His diet should be watched, because this dog should especially not be bulky.

Hypoallergenic breed

No

Litter size

NC

To protect yourself from these risks and insure your companion in the event of health problems, Woopets recommends Cursinu dog insurance .

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 11 years old

Maximum: 14 years

The life expectancy of a Cursinu is, on average, between 11 years and 14 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

Ease of maintenance
Cost of maintenance
Hair loss
Drool level
Ease of grooming

The short-haired Cursinu does not require a lot of maintenance . The mid-long haired variety, on the other hand, needs to be groomed more often , especially during molts.

It is recommended to brush the dog at a regular rate , especially in the medium-long haired variety which must be brushed daily. Grooming is not necessary if properly maintained.

Price and budget

Purchase price

Mini
Max € 500
700 €

The purchase price of a Cursinu is between € 500 and € 700.

Annual maintenance cost

Mini
€ 1,400
Maxi
€ 1,800

The annual maintenance cost of a Cursinu is between € 1,400 and € 1,800.

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Food

The Cursinu is ideal in terms of food. He doesn’t eat too much and doesn’t want to be picky . His diet must be balanced and healthy to avoid being overweight . A diet based on high quality kibble is essential. It can be added to the raw meat which it loves.

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Physical activity

Athletic
Energy level
Potential to play

The Cursinu should be taken out daily and have significant sniffing , running , or research activity . He needs to run, jump, and stay active. Letting it run behind duck birds is a great activity. But letting him dig a molehill is also a way of tiring him. Long walks in the forest or in nature will allow him to use all his energy to make a calm and calm dog when he comes home.

 

* Thanks to Luc and Olivia Augereau, owner of Cursinu and founders of the SOS PETS & CO application, for collaborating in the production of this breed sheet

References :

– Jean-Dominique ROSSI , The small illustrated standard of Cursinu, First Edition, 2013, 27 pages.

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