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Black Mouth Cur

Black Mouth Cur Breed


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Physical Characteristics:
Height: 16-25”
Weight: 45-95 lbs.
Energy Level: Moderate
The Black Mouth Cur is found in the following colors:

  • Brindle
  • Buckskin
  • Fawn
  • Red
  • Yellow

Health & Longevity

Average Life Span: 10-15 years
The Black Mouth Cur is said to suffer from less medical issues than other breeds. There is not much information about the types of conditions this breed suffers from because not many cases have been reported.

It is important that you make sure to work with a reputable breeder, otherwise, your pup may be more prone to disease. This breed is considered to have been bred correctly thus far, and many of the medical conditions have been removed from the blood lines.

While this breed is healthy, there are some conditions that may affect the breed and these include ear infections, eye problems, joint dysplasia, demodectic mange, and epilepsy.

Ear infections are common in dogs who have floppy ears. If your pup ever develops an ear infection, it is usually treated with medication given to you by the veterinarian. To prevent ear infections, you should make sure that you clean your pup’s ears regularly.

Eye problems may be present in your Black Mouth Cur and can range from something simple to something complex. Cataracts and blindness are two of the conditions that you need to keep an eye on and if you believe that your pup may have an eye problem, it is important to have his or her eyes screened.

Joint dysplasia is another concern and this disease can occur in the elbow or hip joints. This condition occurs when the joint or joint socket is deformed. This condition causes pain for your pup and can lead to arthritis.

Demodectic mange is a type of parasite that invades your pup’s skin and causes extreme itching and discomfort. You may notice that your pup is missing hair or scratches their body constantly.

Epilepsy or seizures may occur in your pup due to a neurological condition. The condition can either be severe or it can be mild. It is important that you speak with your veterinarian if seizures are present in your dog because they can be managed with medication.

The Black Mouth Cur has a life expectancy of 10 to 15 years.

Temperament & Train-ability

The Black Mouth Cur is considered to be a good family dog that will get along well with pets in your home and with young children. It is important that you socialize your Black Mouth Cur early on to ensure that these good behaviors are present.

If your pup is not socialized, he or she may not get along as well with your pets and children as you had hoped. You will find that your Black Mouth Cur likes to go outside and play in the yard.

This breed likes to form close bonds with those who are part of the family. You will find that this breed will be affectionate and provide you with love, just as you do to them. Your Black Mouth Cur will form a close bond, but they will not be attached to you at the hip. In fact, you can move freely around your home without your pup between your ankles following.

You will find that the Black Mouth Cur can be quite territorial, especially when it comes to their food or their surroundings. This is why socialization is so important, to prevent aggressive behavior.

The Black Mouth Cur has a high prey and hunting drive, so you should supervise your pup around small pets to ensure there is no issue.

Your Black Mouth Cur will be loyal and protective of you and your family. This breed needs to receive exercise daily and does well in a home where he or she can run around in a yard. You will need to provide your pup with walks as well.

Training is considered to be relatively easy, but you must remain consistent and work at it. Your pup will learn quickly and is eager to please you


The Black Mouth Cur is considered to be a low maintenance pup which does not require a lot of grooming. In fact, you only need to brush your pup’s coat about once per week to remove any loose hairs. This breed sheds an average amount.

You do not need to bathe your Black Mouth Cur unless it is really needed. You do need to clean his or her ears at least once per week to remove any buildup and debris.

Lastly, you want to make sure that you trim your pup’s nails at least once per month to ensure that they do not grow too long. If they do become too long, they may snag and they may begin to split or break.


The Black Mouth Cur will consume anywhere between 3 cups to 4 cups of dry food per day. You shoud choose a dry food brand that is high in protein and meets the nutritional needs of your puppy and his or her active lifestyle. You should avoid any foods that do not contain whole ingredients or are made up of only fillers, by-products, and chemicals.

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A Black Mouth Cur puppy will cost you about $325. This price will vary depending on the breeder, sex of the puppy, and also the demand for the breed. You may be able to find this breed at a local shelter. If you do, you can expect to pay about $150 in adoption fees.

Paws ‘N’ Pups Ranking

Paws ‘N’ Pups ranks every breed out of 4 with 1 being easiest to integrate into your life and 4 being the toughest – The lower the ranking the better.

Ranking takes into account a few basic factors including cost, skill level needed, high vs low maintenance and how critical regular training is to success. The Black Mouth Cur is a good choice for any home with a yard. You will find that your pup gets along with your children and kids, but early socialization is needed to ensure the best behavior. This breed does need to receive exercise and is considered easy to groom. This breed ranks a 1.5.


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