Black Mouth Cur vs Dingo

Compare the Black Mouth Cur to the Dingo. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Black Mouth Curs and Dingos.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - The Black Mouth Cur is an okay choice for new or inexperienced owners, but the Dingo is not recommended for new owners.
  • Children - The Black Mouth Cur is very child friendly. The Dingo does not do well with children.
  • Grooming - Both breeds have low maintenance coats, but the Black Mouth Cur is easier to groom.
  • Barking - The Black Mouth Cur bark/howls frequently. The Dingo has a low tendency to bark.
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Black Mouth Cur vs Dingo
Black Mouth Cur Puppy
Ding Dog on Beach
Breed NameBlack Mouth CurDingo
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoMaybe
Lifespan15-16 yrs.14-16 yrs.
Height16-18 in.20-24 in.
Weight35-40 lb20-45 lb
IntelligenceHighHigh
History
Origin CountryUnited StatesAustralia
Origin Year1964 AD1500 BC
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodPoor
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodPoor
Pet FriendlyGoodPoor
Stranger FriendlyGoodVery Poor
Personality
  • Aggressive
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Willing To Please
  • Aggressive
  • Stubborn
Living Environment
ApartmentNoNo
IndoorNoNo
Small YardYesNo
Medium YardYesYes
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹35°F to 85°F0°F to 100°F
Barks/HowlsVery OftenRarely
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighHigh
Exercise RequiredHigh-Very HighHigh
Top Running Speed20 mph25 mph
StrengthHighHigh
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceLowLow
SheddingMediumLow
DanderMediumLow
Drool AmountLowMedium

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameBlack Mouth CurDingo
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoYes
Family/PackYesNo
IndependentNoYes
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageNoNo
Focused & PatientYesNo
Breed Instincts
AggressionAverageAverage
Burrow/DiggingAverageAverage
ChasingHighAverage
Follow CommandsAverageAverage
FightingAverageAverage
GuardingHighHigh
HerdingAverageBelow Average
HuntingHighAverage
ProtectionHighHigh
Remove VerminHighHigh
SleddingVery LowBelow Average
WatchHighAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameBlack Mouth CurDingo
Lifespan
Lifespan15-16 yrs.14-16 yrs.
Common Health Issues
Canine DistemperNoYes
Ear InfectionsYesNo
Heart WormsNoYes
TapewormsNoYes
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameBlack Mouth CurDingo
Coat
FurYesYes
Coat Type
Smooth CoatYesYes
Double CoatNoYes
Single CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
RoughYesNo
StraightYesYes
SilkyNoYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesYes
MediumNoYes
Coat Color(s)
BlackYesYes
BrindleYesNo
BrownYesNo
BuckskinYesNo
FawnYesNo
RedYesNo
YellowYesYes
Black&tanNoYes
CreamNoYes
Reddish BrownNoYes
TanNoYes
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