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Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Treeing Walker Coonhound vs Mountain Cur – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Treeing Walker Coonhound vs Mountain Cur" Compare Rhodesian Ridgeback and Treeing Walker Coonhound. Which is better: Rhodesian Ridgeback or Treeing Walker Coonhound or Mountain Cur?
Name Rhodesian Ridgeback Treeing Walker Coonhound Mountain Cur
OriginsZimbabwe United States United States
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank41131464
Reviews521
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Other Names African Lion Dog, African Lion Hound TWC, Walker Cur, Moutain Cur Dog, Cur Dog
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1955 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2012 as a Hound breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Related breeds 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 Rhodesian Ridgeback Club Of The US No set Continental Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. United Kennel Club American Canine Association, Inc.
Price $900-$1200 $400-$600 $300-$500

General Appearance - Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Treeing Walker Coonhound vs Mountain Cur

Size Large Large Large Medium
Weight Male: 80-90 pounds (36-41 kg), Female: 65-75 pounds (29-34 kg) Male: 50-70 pounds (23-32 kg), Female: 40-60 pounds (18-26 kg) Male: 45–60 pounds (20–27 kg), Female: 35–50 pounds (16–23 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 85 pounds (38.5 kg), Female: 70 pounds (31.5 kg) Male: 60 pounds (27.5 kg), Female: 50 pounds (22 kg) Male: 50 pounds (22.5 kg), Female: 41.5 pounds (19 kg)
Height Male: 25-27 inches (63-69 cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm) Male: 22-26 inches (56-58 cm), Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm) 18-26 inches (46-66 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 26 inches (66 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm) Male: 24 inches (57 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm) 22 inches (56 cm)

Hair & Care - Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Treeing Walker Coonhound vs Mountain Cur

Coat Dense Smooth Shiny Dense Glossy Rough Smooth
Colors Golden Red White Gray Wheaten White Tricolor Black Blue Brown Red Yellow Blonde Brindle Cream White Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Rhodesian Ridgeback requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Treeing Walker Coonhound requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Mountain Cur requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Rhodesian Ridgebacks shed none to minimal.
Treeing Walker Coonhounds shed moderately.
Mountain Curs shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Treeing Walker Coonhound vs Mountain Cur

Temperament Dignified Loyal Sensitive Intelligent Mischievous Strong Willed Affectionate Confident Trainable Clever Loving Intelligent Protective Courageous Watchful Quiet Energetic
Intelligent Rank
Average: Rhodesian Ridgeback's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are quite easy to train.
Treeing Walker Coonhounds are easy to train.
Mountain Curs are very easy to train.
Playfulness
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a playful breed.
The Treeing Walker Coonhound is a playful breed.
Mountain Curs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Treeing Walker Coonhounds don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Mountain Curs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Treeing Walker Coonhounds are highly affectionate dogs.
Mountain Curs are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are a social breed.
Treeing Walker Coonhounds need for social interaction is average.
Mountain Curs are a social breed.
Barking
Low to Average: The Rhodesian Ridgeback rarely barks.
Average to high: The Treeing Walker Coonhound is a vocal breed.
Low: The Mountain Cur barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are average watchdogs.
Treeing Walker Coonhounds are average watchdogs.
Mountain Curs are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Rhodesian Ridgebacks strongly protect their territory.
Treeing Walker Coonhounds can't provide protection for their territory.
Mountain Curs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Rhodesian Ridgeback has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Treeing Walker Coonhound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Mountain Cur has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Treeing Walker Coonhounds 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
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Treeing Walker Coonhounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Mountain Curs have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Treeing Walker Coonhounds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Treeing Walker Coonhounds are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Mountain Curs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Rhodesian Ridgebacks adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Treeing Walker Coonhounds adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Mountain Curs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Rhodesian Ridgebacks 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.
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 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 - Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Treeing Walker Coonhound vs Mountain Cur

Stranger Friendly
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Treeing Walker Coonhounds are average friendly towards strangers.
Mountain Curs are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are very kid-friendly dogs.
Treeing Walker Coonhounds are kid-friendly dogs.
Mountain Curs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Treeing Walker Coonhounds are not cat-friendly dogs.
Mountain Curs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Treeing Walker Coonhounds are average friendly towards other dogs.
Mountain Curs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Rhodesian Ridgeback is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Treeing Walker Coonhound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Mountain Cur is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Treeing Walker Coonhounds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Mountain Curs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Rhodesian Ridgebacks usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Treeing Walker Coonhounds do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Mountain Curs are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Treeing Walker Coonhounds 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.
Yes
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.
Yes
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
Rhodesian Ridgeback breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Treeing Walker Coonhound 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 - Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Treeing Walker Coonhound vs Mountain Cur

Health Issues
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Treeing Walker Coonhounds tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
The Mountain Cur is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Dermoid Sinus Elbow Dysplasia Hip Dysplasia Bloat Ear Infections Hip Dysplasia Polyradiculoneuritis Skin Diseases Work-related Injuries No set
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 12-13 years 12-16 years
Hypoallergenic No No Yes
Energy Level
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Treeing Walker Coonhounds have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Mountain Curs are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Rhodesian Ridgebacks need quite a lot of exercise.
Treeing Walker Coonhounds need a lot of exercises.
Mountain Curs need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Treeing Walker Coonhounds 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 Recommended daily amount: 2 3/4 to 4 3/8 cups of a high-quality daily, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 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
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 Rhodesian Ridgeback has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Treeing Walker Coonhound has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Mountain Cur has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Treeing Walker Coonhound is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Mountain Cur is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Treeing Walker Coonhound 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 6-8 puppies 4-6 puppies 3-8 puppies

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