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Name Alpine Mastiff Black Mouth Cur German Shepherd
OriginsSwitzerland flagSwitzerland United States flagUnited States Germany flagGermany
Group Extinct Hunting Dogs Pastoral / Herding Dogs
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Alpine Molosser American Black Mouth Cur
East Texas Cur
Yellow Black Mouth
Southern Cur
Alsatian wolf dog
Berger Allemand
Deutscher Schäferhund
Schäferhund
Alsatian
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Alpine Mastiff vs Black Mouth Cur vs German Shepherd breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Alpine Mastiff vs Black Mouth Cur vs German Shepherd Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Alpine Mastiff or Black Mouth Cur or German Shepherd? Which is more expensive?
Unavailable $300-$500 $800-$2000
Availability
Which is easier to get, Alpine Mastiff or Black Mouth Cur or German Shepherd?
Unavailable: This dog breed, unfortunately, is no longer available, it may even be extinct.
Average: The Black Mouth Cur is a commonly available dog breed.
Very frequent: The German Shepherd is quite easy to get.

Alpine Mastiff vs Black Mouth Cur vs German Shepherd Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Alpine Mastiff or Black Mouth Cur or German Shepherd? Which is the smallest dog, Alpine Mastiff or Black Mouth Cur or German Shepherd?
Giant Large
Giant
Large
Weight
Which is heavier, Alpine Mastiff or Black Mouth Cur or Black Mouth Cur? Alpine Mastiff vs Black Mouth Cur vs German Shepherd weight comparison:
340-350 pounds (154-160 kg) 45-95 pounds (20-43 kg) Male: 66-88 pounds (30-40 kg), Female: 49-71 pounds (22-32 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
345 pounds (157 kg) 70 pounds (31.5 kg) Male: 77 pounds (35 kg), Female: 60 pounds (27 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Alpine Mastiff or Black Mouth Cur or German Shepherd? Alpine Mastiff vs Black Mouth Cur vs German Shepherd height comparison:
35-40 inches (89-101 cm) 16-25 inches (40-64 cm) Male: 24-26 inches (60-65 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (55-60 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
37.5 inches (95 cm) 20.5 inches (52 cm) Male: 25 inches (62.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (57.5 cm)

Alpine Mastiff vs Black Mouth Cur vs German Shepherd Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Alpine Mastiff vs Black Mouth Cur vs German Shepherd coat comparison:
Rough Smooth Fuzzy
Colors
What are the original Alpine Mastiff, Black Mouth Cur and German Shepherd color?
Brindle
Brown
Brown
Red
Brindle
Fawn
Yellow
Black
Silver
Tan
Red
Black
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Alpine Mastiff or Black Mouth Cur or German Shepherd? Alpine Mastiff vs Black Mouth Cur vs German Shepherd grooming comparison:
Easy to groom: The Alpine Mastiff doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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Easy to groom: The Black Mouth Cur doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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Average: The German Shepherd requires average grooming effort.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Alpine Mastiff or Black Mouth Cur or German Shepherd? Alpine Mastiff or Black Mouth Cur or {name3 shedding:
Alpine Mastiffs shed above average.
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Black Mouth Curs are low shedders.
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German Shepherds are heavy shedders.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Alpine Mastiff or Black Mouth Cur or German Shepherd?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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8-12 weeks
Very rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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Alpine Mastiff vs Black Mouth Cur vs German Shepherd Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Alpine Mastiff or Black Mouth Cur or German Shepherd? Alpine Mastiff vs Black Mouth Cur vs German Shepherd behavior/temperament comparison:
Friendly Active
Kind
Protective
Fearless
Loyal
Trainable
Alert
Courageous
Intelligent
Obedient
Confident
Curious
Loyal
Watchful
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Alpine Mastiff vs Black Mouth Cur vs German Shepherd intelligence:
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
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Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Outstanding: German Shepherd is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Trainability
Alpine Mastiff vs Black Mouth Cur vs German Shepherd trainability comparison.
Alpine Mastiffs are quite easy to train.
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Black Mouth Curs are easy to train.
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German Shepherds are easy to train.
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Playfulness
Alpine Mastiff vs Black Mouth Cur vs German Shepherd playfulness comparison:
Alpine Mastiffs are not the most playful dog breed.
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The Black Mouth Cur is a highly playful breed.
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Average: German Shepherds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Sensitive: German Shepherds don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Alpine Mastiff vs Black Mouth Cur vs German Shepherd?
Average to High: Alpine Mastiffs are highly affectionate dogs.
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High: Black Mouth Curs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: German Shepherds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Alpine Mastiff vs Black Mouth Cur vs German Shepherd social needs comparison:
Alpine Mastiffs need a lot of social interaction.
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Black Mouth Curs are a social breed.
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German Shepherds need for social interaction is average.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Alpine Mastiff vs Black Mouth Cur vs German Shepherd?
Average: The Alpine Mastiff barks occasionally.
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Average: The Black Mouth Cur barks occasionally.
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Low to Average: The German Shepherd rarely barks.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Alpine Mastiff or Black Mouth Cur or German Shepherd?
Alpine Mastiffs are average watchdogs.
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Black Mouth Curs are average watchdogs.
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German Shepherds are one of the best watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Alpine Mastiff or Black Mouth Cur or German Shepherd? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Alpine Mastiffs strongly protect their territory.
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Black Mouth Curs are extremely protective guard dogs.
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German Shepherds are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Alpine Mastiff has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Black Mouth Cur has a low chance of biting somebody.

High 🔼

The German Shepherd has a high chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Alpine Mastiff or Black Mouth Cur or German Shepherd?

Above 400 PSI 🔼

Alpine Mastiff bite force: The Strongest.

Above 400 PSI 🔼

Black Mouth Cur bite force: The Strongest.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

German Shepherd bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Alpine Mastiff vs Black Mouth Cur vs German Shepherd mouthiness comparison:
Alpine Mastiffs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Black Mouth Curs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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German Shepherds have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Alpine Mastiffs tend to escape less than other breeds.
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The wanderlust potential of the Black Mouth Cur is strong enough to escape from home.
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German Shepherds are not the biggest explorers.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Alpine Mastiffs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Black Mouth Curs have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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German Shepherds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Alpine Mastiff or Black Mouth Cur or German Shepherd?
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Alpine Mastiff breed.
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Black Mouth Cur breed.
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep German Shepherd indoors.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Alpine Mastiffs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Average: Black Mouth Curs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
German Shepherds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Alpine Mastiff or Black Mouth Cur or German Shepherd?
Alpine Mastiffs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.

Alpine Mastiff vs Black Mouth Cur vs German Shepherd Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Alpine Mastiff or Black Mouth Cur or German Shepherd? Which dog is more friendly?
Alpine Mastiffs are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Black Mouth Curs are average friendly towards strangers.
German Shepherds are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Alpine Mastiffs are usually friendly towards other pets.
Black Mouth Curs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
German Shepherds are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Alpine Mastiff or Black Mouth Cur or German Shepherd?
Alpine Mastiffs are kid-friendly dogs.
Black Mouth Curs are average friendly dogs towards children.
German Shepherds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Alpine Mastiff or Black Mouth Cur or German Shepherd?
Alpine Mastiffs are cat-friendly dogs.
Black Mouth Curs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
German Shepherds are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Alpine Mastiff or Black Mouth Cur or German Shepherd?
Alpine Mastiffs are dog-friendly dogs.
Black Mouth Curs are average friendly towards other dogs.
German Shepherds are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Alpine Mastiff vs Black Mouth Cur vs German Shepherd?
Yes
Alpine Mastiffs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Black Mouth Curs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
German Shepherds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Alpine Mastiff is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Black Mouth Cur is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
German Shepherd is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Alpine Mastiffs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Black Mouth Curs are commonly okay with elderly people.
German Shepherds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Alpine Mastiff vs Black Mouth Cur vs German Shepherd Health Comparison

Health Issues
Alpine Mastiff vs Black Mouth Cur vs German Shepherd health comparison. Which is the healthier: Alpine Mastiff vs Black Mouth Cur vs German Shepherd?
Alpine Mastiffs are commonly healthy dogs.
Black Mouth Curs tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
German Shepherds are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Alpine Mastiff vs Black Mouth Cur vs German Shepherd? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Alpine Mastiff vs Black Mouth Cur vs German Shepherd health problems comparison:
No data available Ear Infections Allergies
Blindness
Bloat
Cancer
Cataracts
Cherry Eye
Chronic Diarrhea
Cruciate Ligament Rupture
Cushing's Syndrome
Degenerative Myelopathy
Demodectic Mange
Diabetes
Digestive Problems
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
Heart Disease
Hemophilia A
Hemophilia B
Hip Dysplasia
Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy
Lens Luxation
Lupus
Megaesophagus
Myasthenia Gravis
Nail Bed Disease
Osteochondrosis
Pannus
Panosteitis
Paralysis
Perianal Fistula
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Retinal Dysplasia
Seborrhea
Vitiligo
Von Willebrand's Disease
Wobbler's Syndrome
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Rare
The Alpine Mastiff should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Frequent
The Black Mouth Cur should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Rare
The German Shepherd should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Life Expectancy
Alpine Mastiff vs Black Mouth Cur vs German Shepherd lifespan comparison. How long do Alpine Mastiff, Black Mouth Cur and German Shepherd breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Alpine Mastiff: 11 years
12-18 years
The average lifespan of Black Mouth Cur: 15 years
9-13 years
The average lifespan of German Shepherd: 11 years
Hypoallergenic
Alpine Mastiff vs Black Mouth Cur vs German Shepherd hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Alpine Mastiff or Black Mouth Cur or German Shepherd? Alpine Mastiff vs Black Mouth Cur vs German Shepherd energy level comparison:
Alpine Mastiffs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Black Mouth Curs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
German Shepherds are high-energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Alpine Mastiff vs Black Mouth Cur vs German Shepherd exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Alpine Mastiff or Black Mouth Cur or German Shepherd? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Alpine Mastiffs exercise need is minimal.
Black Mouth Curs need a lot of exercises.
German Shepherds need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Alpine Mastiff or Black Mouth Cur or German Shepherd?
Alpine Mastiffs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Black Mouth Curs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
German Shepherds don't need too much sleep.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Alpine Mastiff or Black Mouth Cur or German Shepherd?
15 to 16 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2.5 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Alpine Mastiff vs Black Mouth Cur vs German Shepherd weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Alpine Mastiff's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Low to Average: The Black Mouth Cur has a low to the average risk for obesity.
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Low to Average: The German Shepherd has a low to the average risk for obesity.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Alpine Mastiff vs Black Mouth Cur vs German Shepherd?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Alpine Mastiff can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Alpine Mastiff vs Black Mouth Cur vs German Shepherd?

High 🔼

The Alpine Mastiff has a high chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Black Mouth Cur has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The German Shepherd has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Alpine Mastiff is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
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The Black Mouth Cur is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
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The German Shepherd is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Alpine Mastiff vs Black Mouth Cur vs German Shepherd As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Alpine Mastiff or Black Mouth Cur or German Shepherd? Which is better for autism?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Yes

After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Yes

This breed would make an excellent search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Alpine Mastiff vs Black Mouth Cur vs German Shepherd?

Not really

Alpine Mastiff breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Black Mouth Cur breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

German Shepherd breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Fighting Dog / Military Dog

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Yes

In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dogs.

Alpine Mastiff vs Black Mouth Cur vs German Shepherd Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can Alpine Mastiff and Black Mouth Cur and German Shepherd have?
5-12 puppies 5-10 puppies 6-10 puppies

Alpine Mastiff vs Black Mouth Cur vs German Shepherd Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
No data available American Canine Registry
America's Pet Registry
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
National Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
American Canine Association, Inc.
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
German Shepherd Dog Club Of America

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