The Stephens Cur (aka Stephens' Stock Cur) is a scent hound that belongs to the Cur dog breed. They were originally bred by the Stephens' family in southeastern Kentucky. The dogs known as little darkies were bred by generations of that family for over a century. In 1970 they were recognized as separate and distinct breed of Cur. The dog is mostly black with white markings but more than a third white is not permissible.