What do you know, a post that actually strikes my fancy!
Now I will put my disclaimer first.....I DON'T have the best dogs and I DON'T know all there is to know about Fla cur dogs. But, I have been raising them for close to 30 years, ran a 500 cow/calf commercial cattle operation for years and have had the same line of Fla curs for 6 generations of dogs to work cattle and hog hunt...I didn't just start this circus.......So I have seen, owned and watched a lot of Fla curs work over the years. I am "down" to 9 of them here at the house and hopefully have a litter on the way.
My dogs don't come from south Fla but are central Fla cur dogs . My original dog came off the K-Bar Ranch and was a yellow bob tail female with a partial ringneck. I bred her to a buddies red black mouth Fla cur who was ROUGH. She had nine pups and I kept two females. This started the dogs I still have. Odd thing was, a couple of the pups had ridgebacks even though neither parent had them. After that litter I have never gotten another ridge. I was told the female had bird dog in her too, but she didn't show that trait either, other than having an excellent nose. I sold the rest of the pups and everyone that I know of made better than average dogs. In fact a cattleman that bought two of those pups, tracked me down 17 YEARS later and wanted more like them....so he must have liked them!
Over the years I have been able to breed to several good outside males, in addition to my males. Having a jam up female lets you pretty much pick any male you want to breed to, once people have seen her work. I have bred to some of the Bexley Ranch dogs, some of the Bailey Ranch dogs, and my Monkey dog came from the Heart Bar ranch in St. Cloud. All of these dogs were COW dogs, not hog dogs. In fact, even though Monkey came from COW dogs, I only use him on hogs and he was the FIRST hog dog I ever bred to. I bred to another hog dog a couple years ago that I hunted with and liked, but his breeding was unknown and the pups didn't work out for me.
I am different than a lot of hog hunters as I hunt one dog on the ground a LOT of the time. I want to know what the dog is capable of..by itself. Plus, if I put 2-3 of these on the ground 99% of the time they are going to catch...or get wrecked trying.
Here are a couple pics of my Fla curs. All were bred & raised by me, except for Monkey.
Monkey on a buddies buggy
Monkey and good boar he bayed SOLO as he does most times for me.
Monkey and a TIED hog. Yes that hog next to him is alive.
One of my favorite Monkey pics.
Dixie....by far the BEST find and bay dog I have ever hunted with...ever. Still alive but will be 16 years old in March (If she makes it).
Real good barr hog Dixie bayed SOLO.
JJ. I have two young dogs out of her by Monkey and just bred her to Otis (a male I raised and sold)
Red, littermate to JJ caught on a sow in a cypress swamp....SOLO
Litter of Monkey x JJ pups from a year or two ago.
Otis as a pup (yellow ringneck bob tail)
Otis at 9-10 years old
Didn't mean to hijack your post, but you asked about Fla curs and what they looked like. The dog you posted a pic of looks to me like a cur x hound cross. That's just my opinion, but that's what I would guess.