What is a Black Mouth Cur?
The Black Mouth Cur is a versatile working dog breed. Developed in the rural southern United States from dogs first brought to America from England.
They are hard working hunting and herding dogs, and recent interest in the breed has increased their popularity as companion animals as well.
The dog in the classic American children’s novel about a boy and his beloved dog, Old Yeller, is thought to be a Black Mouth Cur.
The Black Mouth Cur has a long and interesting history.
The English origins of the breed are evident in the name. “Cur” is an old English term for cattle-driving dogs.
When English settlers arrived in the American South, they brought their working dogs with them.
These dogs would eventually become the modern breed we know today.
The word “cur” also refers to many types of treeing dogs common in the American South.
Treeing dogs are hunting dogs that drive animals (especially raccoons) up into trees.
Besides the Black Mouth Cur, other common treeing dogs include the Yellow Black Mouth Cur, the Southern Black Mouth Cur, and the Catahoula and Tennessee Brindle curs.
Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Black Mouth Cur Size Comparison
|Size Which dog is bigger, Rhodesian Ridgeback or Black Mouth Cur? Is the Rhodesian Ridgeback bigger than the Black Mouth Cur breed? Is a Rhodesian Ridgeback smaller than a Black Mouth Cur?||Large||Large Giant|
|Weight Which is heavier, Rhodesian Ridgeback or Black Mouth Cur? Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Black Mouth Cur weight comparison:||Male: 80-90 pounds (36-41 kg), Female: 65-75 pounds (29-34 kg)||45-95 pounds (20-43 kg)|
|Average Weight Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?||Male: 85 pounds (38.5 kg), Female: 70 pounds (31.5 kg)||70 pounds (31.5 kg)|
|Height Which is taller, Rhodesian Ridgeback or Black Mouth Cur? Is a Rhodesian Ridgeback taller than a Black Mouth Cur?||Male: 25-27 inches (63-69 cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm)||16-25 inches (40-64 cm)|
|Average Height Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?||Male: 26 inches (66 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm)||20.5 inches (52 cm)|
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