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Using a Black Mouth Cur On a Homestead


| 9/3/2019 9:54:00 AM


Black Mouth Cur

If you have any livestock on your land, we’re pretty sure you’ve considered bringing a working dog home, whether this is to protect your animals or herd them when necessary.

Whilst Shepherds are often a firm favourite, we can take some top tips from those in the Deep South. The Black Mouth Cur is a renowned farm-dog. They are intelligent, fearless, energetic and loyal. So, what roles can the BMC take on a farm and how do you train them to do so?

We’ve put together some top tips for using a Black Mouth Cur on a Homestead, specifically for herding, guarding and retrieving. Your research into the BMC may have shown you that puppies are often described as hunters or herders. This is because their bloodlines have largely specialised in these tasks.

It’s not to say your herder can’t hunt or vice versa, but if you have a particular job you want your BMC to do, it’s best to share this with the breeder so they can advise whether one of their puppies is likely to suit.



Hunting Dogs

On the whole, males are generally better at hunting. They are bigger in size so therefore more intimidating. They can also be more laid-back.





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