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Black Mouth Cur vs Stephens Cur vs Mountain Cur – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Black Mouth Cur vs Stephens Cur vs Mountain Cur" Compare Black Mouth Cur and Stephens Cur. Which is better: Black Mouth Cur or Stephens Cur or Mountain Cur?
Name Black Mouth Cur Stephens Cur Mountain Cur
OriginsUnited States United States United States
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank324453464
Reviews201
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Other Names Southern Cur, Yellow Black Mouth, East Texas Cur, American Black Mouth Cur Stephens’ Stock Mountain Cur, Stephens’ Stock Cur, Mountain Cur Cur, Moutain Cur Dog, Cur Dog
Breed Type Purebred Cross Breed Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition 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.
No set Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
United Kennel Club
American Canine Association, Inc.
Price $300-$500 $400-$500 $300-$500

General Appearance - Black Mouth Cur vs Stephens Cur vs Mountain Cur

Size Large
Giant
Large
Medium
Large
Medium
Weight 45-95 pounds (20-43 kg) Male: 30-60 pounds (13-27 kg), Female: 25-55 pounds (11-25 kg) Male: 45–60 pounds (20–27 kg), Female: 35–50 pounds (16–23 kg)
Avg. Weight 70 pounds (31.5 kg) Male: 45 pounds (20 kg), Female: 40 pounds (18 kg) Male: 50 pounds (22.5 kg), Female: 41.5 pounds (19 kg)
Height 16-25 inches (40-64 cm) Male: 18-25 inches (48-65 cm), Female: 16-22 inches (41-58 cm) 18-26 inches (46-66 cm)
Avg. Height 20.5 inches (52 cm) Male: 21.5 inches (56.5 cm), Female: 19 inches (49.5 cm) 22 inches (56 cm)

Hair & Care - Black Mouth Cur vs Stephens Cur vs Mountain Cur

Coat Smooth Sleek Rough
Smooth
Colors Brown
Red
Brindle
Fawn
Yellow
Black
Black
Blonde
Blue
Brindle
Brown
Cream
Red
White
Yellow
Blue
Brown
Red
Yellow
Blonde
Brindle
Cream
White
Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Black Mouth Cur doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Stephens Cur requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Mountain Cur requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Black Mouth Curs are low shedders.
Stephens Curs shed none to minimal.
Mountain Curs shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Black Mouth Cur vs Stephens Cur vs Mountain Cur

Temperament Active
Kind
Protective
Fearless
Loyal
Trainable
Hard working
Instinctual
Intelligent
Trainable
Intelligent
Protective
Courageous
Watchful
Quiet
Energetic
Intelligent Rank
Average: Black Mouth Cur's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Stephens Cur's has great intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Black Mouth Curs are easy to train.
Stephens Curs are easy to train.
Mountain Curs are very easy to train.
Playfulness
The Black Mouth Cur is a highly playful breed.
The Stephens Cur is a highly playful breed.
Mountain Curs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are easygoing, low-sensitivity dogs.
Mountain Curs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Black Mouth Curs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Stephens Curs are highly affectionate dogs.
Mountain Curs are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Black Mouth Curs are a social breed.
Stephens Curs are a social breed.
Mountain Curs are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Black Mouth Cur barks occasionally.
Average to high: The Stephens Cur is a vocal breed.
Low: The Mountain Cur barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
Black Mouth Curs are average watchdogs.
Stephens Curs are good watchdogs.
Mountain Curs are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Black Mouth Curs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Stephens Curs strongly protect their territory.
Mountain Curs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Black Mouth Cur has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Stephens Cur has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Mountain Cur has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Black Mouth Curs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Stephens Curs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Mountain Curs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Black Mouth Cur is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Stephens Cur is strong enough to escape from home.
Mountain Curs have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Black Mouth Curs have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Stephens Curs have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Mountain Curs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Apartment Friendly
Black Mouth Curs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Stephens Curs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Mountain Curs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Black Mouth Curs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Stephens Curs don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Mountain Curs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
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.
Stephens 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.
Mountain 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 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.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Black Mouth Cur vs Stephens Cur vs Mountain Cur

Stranger Friendly
Black Mouth Curs are average friendly towards strangers.
Stephens Curs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Mountain Curs are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Black Mouth Curs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Stephens Curs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Mountain Curs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Black Mouth Curs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Stephens Curs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Mountain Curs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Black Mouth Curs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Stephens Curs are very dog-friendly dogs.
Mountain Curs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Black Mouth Cur is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Stephens Cur is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Mountain Cur is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Black Mouth Curs are commonly okay with elderly people.
Stephens Curs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Mountain Curs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Black Mouth Curs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Stephens Curs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Mountain Curs are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Black Mouth Curs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Stephens Curs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Mountain Curs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or 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.
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.
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.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) 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.
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.
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.
Boat Dog Not really
Black Mouth Cur breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Stephens Cur breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Mountain Cur breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Black Mouth Cur vs Stephens Cur vs Mountain Cur

Health Issues
Black Mouth Curs tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Stephens Curs are commonly healthy dogs.
The Mountain Cur is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Ear Infections No set No set
Life Expectancy 12-18 years 12-16 years 12-16 years
Hypoallergenic No No Yes
Energy Level
Black Mouth Curs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Stephens Curs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Mountain Curs are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Black Mouth Curs need a lot of exercises.
Stephens Curs need a lot of exercises.
Mountain Curs need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Black Mouth Curs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Stephens Curs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Mountain Curs don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 2.5 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Mountain Cur can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Black Mouth Cur has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Stephens Cur has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Mountain Cur has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Black Mouth Cur is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Stephens Cur is an average drooler.
The Mountain Cur is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Black Mouth Cur vs Stephens Cur vs Mountain Cur

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 5-10 puppies 3-8 puppies 3-8 puppies

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