Dingo vs Mountain Cur

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

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - The Mountain Cur is a good choice for new owners, whereas the Dingo is not recommended for new/inexperienced owners.
  • Children - The Mountain Cur is child friendly. The Dingo does not do well with children.
  • Grooming - Both the Dingo and Mountain Cur are easy to groom.
  • Barking - The Mountain Cur bark/howls frequently. The Dingo has a low tendency to bark.
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Dingo vs Mountain Cur
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Breed NameDingoMountain Cur
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicMaybeNo
Lifespan14-16 yrs.14-16 yrs.
Height20-24 in.16-26 in.
Weight20-45 lb30-60 lb
IntelligenceHighHigh
History
Origin CountryAustraliaUnited States
Origin Year1500 BC1957 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessPoorGood
Family FriendlyVery GoodGood
Kid FriendlyPoorGood
Pet FriendlyPoorAverage
Stranger FriendlyVery PoorPoor
Personality
  • Aggressive
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentNoNo
IndoorNoNo
Small YardNoNo
Medium YardYesNo
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹0°F to 100°F35°F to 85°F
Barks/HowlsRarelyVery Often
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighHigh
Exercise RequiredHighHigh-Very High
Top Running Speed25 mph26 mph
StrengthHighHigh
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceLowLow
SheddingLowMedium
DanderLowMedium
Drool AmountMediumLow

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 NameDingoMountain Cur
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaYesYes
Family/PackNoYes
IndependentYesYes
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageNoNo
Focused & PatientNoYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionAverageAverage
Burrow/DiggingAverageAverage
ChasingAverageHigh
Follow CommandsAverageVery Low
FightingAverageAverage
GuardingHighHigh
HerdingBelow AverageVery Low
HuntingAverageHigh
ProtectionHighHigh
Remove VerminHighHigh
SleddingBelow AverageVery Low
WatchAverageHigh
Health Comparison
Breed NameDingoMountain Cur
Lifespan
Lifespan14-16 yrs.14-16 yrs.
Common Health Issues
Canine DistemperYesNo
Heart WormsYesNo
TapewormsYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameDingoMountain Cur
Coat
FurYesNo
HairNoYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesYes
Single CoatYesNo
Smooth CoatYesYes
Coat Texture
SilkyYesNo
StraightYesYes
RoughNoYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesYes
MediumYesNo
Coat Color(s)
BlackYesYes
Black&tanYesNo
CreamYesNo
Reddish BrownYesNo
TanYesNo
YellowYesYes
Blonde/ Buttermilk BuckskinNoYes
BlueNoYes
BrindleNoYes
RedNoYes
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