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Boxer vs Cao de Gado Transmontano vs Stephens Cur – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Boxer vs Cao de Gado Transmontano vs Stephens Cur" Compare Boxer and Cao de Gado Transmontano. Which is better: Boxer or Cao de Gado Transmontano or Stephens Cur?
Name Boxer Cao de Gado Transmontano Stephens Cur
OriginsGermany Portugal United States
Group Working Dogs Guard Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank11551453
Reviews110
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Other Names German Boxer, Deutscher Boxer Transmontano Mastiff, Transmontano Cattle Dog Stephens’ Stock Mountain Cur, Stephens’ Stock Cur, Mountain Cur
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1904 as a Working breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition 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
Canadian Canine Registry
No set No set
Price $600-$1200 $1200-$1800 $400-$500

General Appearance - Boxer vs Cao de Gado Transmontano vs Stephens Cur

Size Medium Giant Large
Medium
Weight Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg) Male: 121 - 144 pounds (55 - 65 kg), Female: 99 - 137 pounds (45 - 62 kg) Male: 30-60 pounds (13-27 kg), Female: 25-55 pounds (11-25 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 65 pounds (29.5 kg), Female: 59 pounds (26.5 kg) Male: 132.5 pounds (60 kg), Female: 118 pounds (53.5 kg) Male: 45 pounds (20 kg), Female: 40 pounds (18 kg)
Height Male: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm), Female: 21-24 inches (53-61 cm) Male: 25 - 32 inches (65 - 80 cm), Female: 14 - 17 inches (38 - 42 cm) Male: 18-25 inches (48-65 cm), Female: 16-22 inches (41-58 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm) Male: 28.5 inches (72.5 cm), Female: 15.5 inches (40 cm) Male: 21.5 inches (56.5 cm), Female: 19 inches (49.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Boxer vs Cao de Gado Transmontano vs Stephens Cur

Coat Waterproof Dense Sleek
Colors Brindle
White
Fawn
White & Brown
Fawn
Grey
Brindle
Black
Black
Blonde
Blue
Brindle
Brown
Cream
Red
White
Yellow
Grooming
Effortless: The Boxer requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Cao de Gado Transmontano requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Stephens Cur requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Boxers shed moderately.
Cao de Gado Transmontanos shed moderately.
Stephens Curs shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Boxer vs Cao de Gado Transmontano vs Stephens Cur

Temperament Brave
Confident
Fearless
Intelligent
Playful
Bright
Energetic
Friendly
Loyal
Affectionate
Alert
Cheerful
Courageous
Curious
Docile
Energetic
Friendly
Gentle
Independent
Intelligent
Lively
Loving
Loyal
Outgoing
Playful
Protective
Quiet
Responsive
Social
Stubborn
Hard working
Instinctual
Intelligent
Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Average: Boxer's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Cao de Gado Transmontano's has great intelligence.
Smart: Stephens Cur's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Boxers are quite easy to train.
Cao de Gado Transmontanos are easy to train.
Stephens Curs are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Boxer is a playful breed.
The Cao de Gado Transmontano is a playful breed.
The Stephens Cur is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Cao de Gado Transmontanos don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are easygoing, low-sensitivity dogs.
Affection Level
Boxers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Cao de Gado Transmontanos are highly affectionate dogs.
Stephens Curs are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Boxers need a lot of social interaction.
Cao de Gado Transmontanos need a lot of social interaction.
Stephens Curs are a social breed.
Barking
Low to Average: The Boxer rarely barks.
High: The Cao de Gado Transmontano is a very vocal breed.
Average to high: The Stephens Cur is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Boxers are one of the best watchdogs.
Cao de Gado Transmontanos are one of the best watchdogs.
Stephens Curs are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Boxers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Cao de Gado Transmontanos are extremely protective guard dogs.
Stephens Curs strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Boxer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Cao de Gado Transmontano has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Stephens Cur has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Boxers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Cao de Gado Transmontanos 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.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Boxers have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Cao de Gado Transmontano is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Stephens Cur is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Boxers 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.
Cao de Gado Transmontanos 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.
Stephens Curs have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Boxers are apartment-friendly dogs.
Cao de Gado Transmontanos are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Stephens Curs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Boxers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Cao de Gado Transmontanos adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Stephens Curs don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Boxers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Cao de Gado Transmontanos tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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.
Fighting Dog Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately 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 - Boxer vs Cao de Gado Transmontano vs Stephens Cur

Stranger Friendly
Boxers are average friendly towards strangers.
Cao de Gado Transmontanos are not stranger friendly dogs.
Stephens Curs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Boxers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cao de Gado Transmontanos are kid-friendly dogs.
Stephens Curs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Boxers are average friendly towards cats.
Cao de Gado Transmontanos are very cat-friendly dogs.
Stephens Curs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Boxers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Cao de Gado Transmontanos are very dog-friendly dogs.
Stephens Curs are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Boxer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cao de Gado Transmontano is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Stephens Cur is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Boxers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cao de Gado Transmontanos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Stephens Curs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Boxers are generally with other pets.
Cao de Gado Transmontanos are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Stephens Curs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
Boxers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Cao de Gado Transmontanos 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.
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
Boxer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Cao de Gado Transmontano breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Stephens Cur breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
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 - Boxer vs Cao de Gado Transmontano vs Stephens Cur

Health Issues
The Boxer is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Very healthy dog breed.
Stephens Curs are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Allergies
Aortic Stenosis
Bloat
Boxer Cardiomyopathy
Cancer
Corneal Dystrophy
Deafness
Demodectic Mange
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
No set No set
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 10-11 years 12-16 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Boxers are high energy dogs.
Cao de Gado Transmontanos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Stephens Curs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Boxers need quite a lot of exercise.
Cao de Gado Transmontanos need quite a lot of exercise.
Stephens Curs need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Boxers don't need too much sleep.
Cao de Gado Transmontanos 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.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 8 to 10 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.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness High
The Boxer has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Cao de Gado Transmontano has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Stephens Cur has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Boxer is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Cao de Gado Transmontano is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Stephens Cur is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Boxer vs Cao de Gado Transmontano vs Stephens 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 2-10 puppies, average 6 3-8 puppies 3-8 puppies

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