Black Mouth Cur makes fine family pet

Are you looking for an energetic, strong, yet cute and playful dog? The Black Mouth Cur might just be the perfect dog for you! 

Black Mouth Curs or BMCs were originally bred in the southern states for multipurpose uses; they can herd, climb, hunt and so many more incredible things. 

“Energetic, fearless and strong, the Black Mouth Cur is valued as an all-around working dog bred to help farmers and hunters in the rugged terrain of the southeastern United States,” said. 

Some other names for the BMC are American Black Mouth Cur, Blackmouth Cur, East Texas Cur, East Texas Brindle Cur, Red Black Mouth Cur, Southern Black Mouth Cur, Southern Cur, Yeller Cur and Yellow Black Mouth Cur. Some people might confuse a BMC with a Rhodesian Ridgeback or even a Vizsla, but they are their own breed. 

Black Mouth Curs get their name from their signature black mouths and lips, and they also have black rings around their eyes giving them the appearance that they are wearing makeup. 

Black Mouth Curs make great family dogs when provided with enough exercise, which means one-two walks a day and lots of playtimes. BMCs love to play fetch and tug and make great stick dogs too, so don’t worry about having to buy lots of expensive toys. A good sturdy stick should do. Most BMCs can be quite reactive and require more or less training depending on the pup. 

BMCs have a coarse coat that varies thickness levels throughout the year. They can also have black patches on their tails, which are long, thin and coarse as well. 

Black Mouth Curs don’t suffer any breed-related health issues; for example, the Pug that is constantly struggling to breathe due to their breeding to make their faces “cuter” and “more squished.” 

Black Mouth Curs can weigh anywhere from 45 to 100 pounds and typically stand at about 16 to 25 inches and have very powerful jaws and usually reach their adult size at about 12 months. BMCs can have trouble with separation anxiety. People have said that the dog in Old Yeller was actually a Black Mouth Cur instead of a Golden Retriever. 

Black Mouth Curs are a great family and working dog with their own special needs and traits.

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