Treeing Tennessee Brindle vs Mountain Cur

Compare the Treeing Tennessee Brindle to the Mountain Cur. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Treeing Tennessee Brindles and Mountain Curs.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the Mountain Cur and the Treeing Tennessee Brindle are good for new owners, but the Mountain Cur is a slightly better choice.
  • Children - Both breeds are child friendly, but the Treeing Tennessee Brindle is the most friendly between the breeds.
  • Grooming - Both breeds have low maintenance coats, but the Treeing Tennessee Brindle is easier to groom.
  • Barking - The Mountain Cur bark/howls frequently. The Treeing Tennessee Brindle has a low tendency to bark.
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Treeing Tennessee Brindle vs Mountain Cur
Treeing Tennessee Brindle
Brindle Mountain Cur Puppy
Breed NameTreeing Tennessee BrindleMountain Cur
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan10-12 yrs.14-16 yrs.
Height18-24 in.16-26 in.
Weight30-50 lb30-60 lb
IntelligenceAverageHigh
History
Origin CountryUnited StatesUnited States
Origin Year1960 AD1957 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodGood
Family FriendlyVery GoodGood
Kid FriendlyVery GoodGood
Pet FriendlyVery GoodAverage
Stranger FriendlyGoodPoor
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Willing To Please
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentNoNo
IndoorNoNo
Small YardNoNo
Medium YardNoNo
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹45°F to 85°F35°F to 85°F
Barks/HowlsRarelyVery Often
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighHigh
Exercise RequiredHigh-Very HighHigh-Very High
Top Running Speed20 mph26 mph
StrengthMediumHigh
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceLowLow
SheddingLowMedium
DanderLowMedium
Drool AmountNoneLow

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 NameTreeing Tennessee BrindleMountain Cur
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoYes
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoYes
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageNoNo
Focused & PatientYesYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageAverage
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageAverage
ChasingAverageHigh
Follow CommandsBelow AverageVery Low
FightingBelow AverageAverage
GuardingBelow AverageHigh
HerdingBelow AverageVery Low
HuntingHighHigh
ProtectionBelow AverageHigh
Remove VerminAverageHigh
SleddingBelow AverageVery Low
WatchAverageHigh
Health Comparison
Breed NameTreeing Tennessee BrindleMountain Cur
Lifespan
Lifespan10-12 yrs.14-16 yrs.
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameTreeing Tennessee BrindleMountain Cur
Coat
FurYesNo
HairNoYes
Coat Type
Smooth CoatYesYes
Double CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
StraightYesYes
RoughNoYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesYes
Coat Color(s)
BrindleYesYes
Brindle & BlackYesNo
BlackNoYes
Blonde/ Buttermilk BuckskinNoYes
BlueNoYes
RedNoYes
YellowNoYes