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Black Mouth Cur Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Black Mouth Cur so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginUnited States
Other Names
What other names does the Black Mouth Cur have? The dog breed also known as...
Southern Cur, Yellow Black Mouth, East Texas Cur, American Black Mouth Cur
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Black Mouth Cur recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Black Mouth Cur recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Black Mouth Cur breed?
American Canine RegistryAmerica's Pet RegistryContinental Kennel ClubDog Registry of America Inc.National Kennel ClubUnited Kennel ClubAmerican Canine Association, Inc.
Price
How much does the Black Mouth Cur puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Black Mouth Cur price:
$300-$500
If you choose to purchase the Black Mouth Cur, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Black Mouth Cur for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Black Mouth Cur gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Black Mouth Cur size:
LargeGiant
Weight
How much does the Black Mouth Cur weigh? Black Mouth Cur weight:
45-95 pounds (20-43 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Black Mouth Cur? Black Mouth Cur average weight:
70 pounds (31.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Black Mouth Cur? Black Mouth Cur height:
16-25 inches (40-64 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Black Mouth Cur average height:
20.5 inches (52 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Black Mouth Cur have? What does this canine coat look like?
Smooth
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Black Mouth Cur's coat?
BrownRedBrindleFawnYellowBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Black Mouth Cur and how often?
Easy to groom: The Black Mouth Cur doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Black Mouth Cur is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Black Mouth Cur dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Southern Cur? Black Mouth Cur shedding level:
Black Mouth Curs are low shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Black Mouth Cur have? What characteristics does the breed have?
ActiveKindProtectiveFearlessLoyalTrainable
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Black Mouth Cur? Are they intelligent?
Average: Black Mouth Cur's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Black Mouth Cur dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Black Mouth Curs are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Black Mouth Cur is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Black Mouth Cur sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Black Mouth Curs don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Black Mouth Curs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Southern Cur need? Black Mouth Cur social needs:
Black Mouth Curs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Black Mouth Cur dogs bark a lot? Why does my Yellow Black Mouth bark?
Average: The Black Mouth Cur barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Black Mouth Cur good as a watchdog?
Black Mouth Curs are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Do Black Mouth Cur dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Black Mouth Curs are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Black Mouth Cur can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Black Mouth Cur will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Black Mouth Cur bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Southern Cur? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Black Mouth Cur? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Black Mouth Cur has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Black Mouth Cur do?
Black Mouth Curs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Black Mouth Curs need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Black Mouth Cur to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Black Mouth Cur roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Black Mouth Cur is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Black Mouth Cur have high prey drive?
Black Mouth Curs have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Black Mouth Cur dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Black Mouth Cur good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Black Mouth Curs are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Black Mouth Curs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Black Mouth Curs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Black Mouth Cur dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Black Mouth Curs are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Black Mouth Cur dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Black Mouth Cur and children:
Black Mouth Curs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Black Mouth Cur dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Black Mouth Curs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Black Mouth Cur good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Black Mouth Cur dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Black Mouth Curs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Black Mouth Curs good office dogs? Do Black Mouth Curs make good office friendly dogs? Can Black Mouth Curs be office dogs?
No
Black Mouth Cur is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Black Mouth Cur dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Southern Cur temperament with senior people? Are Black Mouth Cur dogs good for elderly owners?
Black Mouth Curs are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Black Mouth Cur dogs get along with other pets? Are Black Mouth Cur dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Black Mouth Curs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Black Mouth Cur breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Black Mouth Curs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Black Mouth Cur be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Black Mouth Cur is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Black Mouth Cur be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Black Mouth Cur is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Black Mouth Cur be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Black Mouth Cur is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Black Mouth Cur be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Black Mouth Cur is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Black Mouth Cur be a boat dog?
Not really
Black Mouth Cur breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Black Mouth Cur be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Black Mouth Cur is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Black Mouth Cur dogs have health problems?
Black Mouth Curs tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Black Mouth Cur breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Black Mouth Cur breed? Health risks of Black Mouth Cur:
Ear Infections
Life Expectancy
How long do Black Mouth Cur dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Black Mouth Cur be?
12-18 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Black Mouth Cur breed hypoallergenic?
No
Black Mouth Curs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Black Mouth Cur have?
Black Mouth Curs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Black Mouth Cur dogs require per day?
Black Mouth Curs need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Black Mouth Curs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Black Mouth Cur need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2.5 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Black Mouth Cur risk for obesity:
Low to Average. The Black Mouth Cur has a low to the average risk for obesity. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight change, consult your veterinarian to make a meal plan, and measure the Black Mouth Cur's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Black Mouth Cur has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Black Mouth Cur drool?
The Black Mouth Cur is a perfect example for low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Black Mouth Cur could be a good choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool less than others, just like the Black Mouth Cur. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Black Mouth Cur pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Black Mouth Cur pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Black Mouth Cur: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Black Mouth Cur have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Black Mouth Cur have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
5-10 puppies

Pros & Cons of Black Mouth Cur

Pros
  • Trainability: Black Mouth Curs are easy to train.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Black Mouth Cur doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Black Mouth Curs are low shedders.
  • Drooling tendency: The Black Mouth Cur is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Low to Average.
Cons
  • Health Issues: Black Mouth Curs tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
  • Hypoallergenic: Black Mouth Curs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Black Mouth Curs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Black Mouth Cur is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Black Mouth Curs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Cat Friendly: Black Mouth Curs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Black Mouth Cur is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Black Mouth Curs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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  • Black Mouth Cur

    Dec 29, 2020, 11:46:29 PM:

    We have a 6 month BMC: intelligent and very sweet - active outdoors but chills indoors. Obedient, though she has a stubborn side. Also super sensitive, so be gentle! Overall a beautiful, strong, smart, and loving dog.

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    Oct 17, 2020, 2:23:54 PM:

    I just got a black mouth cur best dog so sweet easy to train and is great with babies.