You are looking for a strong dog that is fearless and quite energetic, right? And, it has to be great with the family, especially with kids.
Our choice would land on a Siberian Black Mouth Cur.
This all-around working breed is well known among the hunters and farmers throughout the States.
These dogs can herd livestock, be excellent home and family protectors, and even track game for miles.
But, they can be sensitive and don’t respond well to harsh training methods.
So, to make sure this breed is the one you want to welcome into your home, it’s best to get more familiar with it.
This is where our guide comes into play. Thanks to the information you are about to get, you will have a much better understanding of the breed’s temperament and know which traits to expect.
This will also help you in finding the perfect puppy, and recognize a reputable breeder in the sea of backyard breeders and puppy mills.
So, to start the thing off, we will take a look at the things you need to know before buying a puppy of this magnificent breed.
The Siberian Black Mouth Cur Puppies – Before You Buy…
Before buying a puppy of any breed, there are three questions you need to know the answers to:
- Can you afford this pup?
- Can you find a reputable breeder?
- Can you live with this puppy?
Once you have these answers, getting to know the breed will come easier and you will have fewer problems in making the right choice at the end.
What price are the Siberian Black Mouth Cur puppies?
The average price range for a puppy from a reputable breeder goes from $700 to $1200.
Of course, if you want a pup that is meant to just be a family dog and a protector, you will look for the ones at the bottom end of the range.
On the other hand, if you want to take your dog to competitions and win trophies, and possibly breed him or her later, the price you should be ready to pay is at the top end of the range and usually goes around $1200-$1300.
How to find reputable Siberian Black Mouth Cur breeders?
When talking about the importance of buying your puppy from a reputable breeder, the best way to give you an idea of how different they are from backyard breeders or puppy mills is to show you what each offers.
By the end, you will know which one suits you most, and make the decision based on that.
Of course, you will realize that the quality you get from the reputable breeder is far more important than finding a cheap deal for a puppy.
For example, if you buy a pup from an experienced, reputable breeder with good recommendations, you can expect a healthy, easy to please, and an overall happy doggie.
You can also expect a full insight into the pup’s current health status, as well as parents’ health tests clearances, and a vaccination calendar with all the shots the puppy already had, and the ones he needs to get as the time goes.
On the other hand, there are a few red flags that tell you right away that you aren’t dealing with a reputable breeder, but more likely with a backyard breeder or a puppy mill distributor.
First of all, if the “breeder” wants to meet somewhere public or at your home, and just bring you the pup without you even getting a chance to get to know it a bit better or check the rest of his brothers and sisters, you are dealing with a puppy mill distributor.
And, that puppy isn’t “the last from the litter”, but just a poor baby that was born in horrible conditions, and comes from parents that are 99% a mismatch (genetically speaking).
You will get a pup that is in a bad state, both physically and mentally.
If the breeder wants you to come to his home, where the litter is, you need to keep your eye on how the “breeder” behaves during your visit.
The Red flags that you should keep an eye on, are:
- Bragging all the time how the pups have a champion origin, without showing the actual proof, the pedigree and trophies.
- Low or no knowledge on the breed
- Poor or no advice on how to properly take care of your dog, how to train him, which diet plan to follow.
- No medical records for the puppy
- No health tests clearances for both parents
- No recommendations from previous “happy customers”
- Lack of will to make an effort and help you in the selection of the puppy you want to buy
As you can see, there are numerous benefits to buying your puppy from a reputable breeder. And, spotting a bad breeder can be easy if you know what to pay attention to.
So, follow the advice given here, and you won’t have to worry about the health of your pup, of course, as long as you treat him well and with plenty of love.
3 Little-known facts about the Siberian Black Mouth Cur puppies
This is the part where you learn 3 little-known facts about these pups so that you have a better idea of what living with them means.
- They are difficult to housebreak
Even though this is a highly intelligent breed, while they are pups, they will have a problem following the rules in the house.
You need to be patient and persistent.
- They can be stubborn
This is a dominant breed and the puppy will try to challenge your authority right from the start.
Keep a strong head and stay firm, or you might lose the role of the pack’s Alpha leader.
- They need early socialization
Due to his high alertness and the protective attitude, your puppy will need early socialization so that he doesn’t consider everyone outside the family an enemy.
Physical Traits of the Siberian Black Mouth Cur
In this section, we will see how big a full-grown Siberian Black Mouth Cur is, and for how long you can expect him to be a loyal family member.
How big is a full-grown Siberian Black Mouth Cur?
When it comes to size, the height range you can expect goes from 18 to 22 inches. Of course, males are larger than females and the top end of the range is reserved for them.
The situation is the same when it comes to weight. Females are lighter and usually weigh around 55 pounds, while the males usually reach 75 pounds of weight.
What is the life expectancy of the Siberian Black Mouth Cur?
You don’t have to worry about your Siberian Black Mouth Cur leaving you too soon.
He is in for the long run as his life expectancy goes from 13 to 16 years.
As you can see, you will have plenty of time to get to know your dog well and fall in love with him as you go through life together.
Intelligence, Temperament and Personality Traits of the Siberian Black Mouth Cur
Your Siberian Black Mouth Cur will surprise you with how serious he is most of the time.
He will bond with his family and show nothing but love for them, but when it comes to strangers, they will have to work hard to get on his “I like you and tolerate you” list.
But, this trait makes him an excellent watchdog, and an even better guard dog.
You will never see this dog back down from a threat, and he will give his life to protect the ones he loves.
This is an impressively intelligent dog, but as we already mentioned, your puppy might have problems with following the home rules at first.
But, if you start the training and socialization early, and motivate him to behave well with positive reinforcement and treats, he will quickly become obedient and follow your lead no matter where you are.
However, you mustn’t forget that these dogs don’t respond to harsh treatment well and that this might trigger his aggressive behavior.
And speaking of aggression, they are not aggressive and don’t react unless there’s a need for it.
They are not barkers but will let you know if something fishy is going on around your home or your family.
Your Siberian Black Mouth Cur can also get along well with other dogs, but regular dog park visits are a must so that he can spend time with other dogs and brush up on his social skills.
Siberian Black Mouth Cur Diet
This is a high energy level dog and as such, he requires plenty of food to keep him strong, healthy, and not grumpy.
Our recommendation for a proper diet plan is a high-quality commercial food, whether canned or dry or a combination of both.
As for the daily amount your dog requires, 3 full cups of dog food, divided into two or three daily meals will be just the right measure.
Again, we always encourage the use of commercial dog food because it’s formulated to be appropriate for each stage of your dog’s life, and has the perfect balance of nutrients, fats, oils, vitamins, and minerals your dog needs each day.
How much Exercise does a Siberian Black Mouth Cur need?
Your Siberian Black Mouth Cur is a highly energetic dog and he needs to be occupied most of the time.
If you don’t invest the time in providing the proper amounts of exercise, he will become overweight and lazy, which is not good for his health.
To keep your dog’s health intact, you need to take him for at least two walks during the day, and each should last at least an hour.
And, these walks should be combined with hard exercise sessions, where both his body and mind will be properly challenged.
If you have a yard, make sure it’s properly fenced (at least 6 feet tall and at least 10 inches dug into the ground), so that he doesn’t have an opportunity to climb over the fence or dig his way out through the ground.
If you notice that your dog is getting nervous in the yard, take him to a dog park where he can burn off the excess energy by running with other dogs, and learn how to behave around them as well.
The Siberian Black Mouth Cur Health and Conditions
Siberian Black Mouth Cur is a breed that has relatively good health. However, as with any other dog breed, from time to time, certain health problems occur.
Here is what you should be aware of when it comes to your dog’s health:
- Hip and elbow dysplasia
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy
- Corneal Dystrophy
As you can see, there aren’t many health issues you should worry about, and it doesn’t mean that your dog will suffer from these conditions.
But, it’s always better to be safe than sorry, and regular vet checkups will help in spotting these conditions in time and treating them early so that the damage is minimal.
My final thoughts on the Siberian Black Mouth Cur
With the health section, you have reached the end of our guide.
Now that you have a much better understanding of the breed and know which traits to expect, it will be much easier for you to determine if this is the breed you want to welcome into your home or not.
Of course, as with any other dog breed, you will have to invest time and nerves to shape up your puppy into a well-behaving dog.
But, thanks to this dog’s intelligence, affection, and a huge heart, living with a trained and socialized Siberian Black Mouth Cur will be a real joy for you and your family.
And, you will have a fearless protector that will give his own life to protect you.
Your friends will only need to come more often in the beginning, so that the dog gets used to them, and so that they don’t have to be scared each time they come to visit you at home.
There you have it, everything you need to know about this magnificent breed.
We hope that our guide helped you in making the right choice, and please feel free to share it on social media so that more people can realize how great this breed is and how loving they can be.
Thanks for reading!
Emily started this blog out of pure passion. She LOVES her 3 dogs; Chew Barka, Cooper & Nelson, and spends countless hours every day playing with them.
When she’s not nerding out on dogs, you’ll find her on a snowboard or in the kitchen baking chocolate brownies.
She’s been featured in PetAware, Dogtime, and ModernDog.
- The Siberian Black Mouth Cur Puppies – Before You Buy…
- Physical Traits of the Siberian Black Mouth Cur
- Intelligence, Temperament and Personality Traits of the Siberian Black Mouth Cur
- Siberian Black Mouth Cur Diet
- The Siberian Black Mouth Cur Health and Conditions
- My final thoughts on the Siberian Black Mouth Cur