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Argentine Dogo vs Alano Espanol vs Boerboel – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Argentine Dogo vs Alano Espanol vs Boerboel" Compare Argentine Dogo and Alano Espanol. Which is better: Argentine Dogo or Alano Espanol or Boerboel?
Name Argentine Dogo Alano Espanol Boerboel
OriginsArgentina Spain South Africa
Group Guard Dogs Guard Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank390466124
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Other Names Argentine Dog, Argentine Mastiff Spanish Alano, Spanish Bulldog, Alano, Perro de Toro South African Boerboel, South African Mastiff
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club as a Miscellaneous breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2015 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. National Kennel Club Backwoods Bulldog Club Federacion Cinologica Argentina Dog Registry of America Inc. Backwoods Bulldog Club American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Dog Registry of America Inc. North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
Price $2800-$5000 $600-$800 $1500-$2000

General Appearance - Argentine Dogo vs Alano Espanol vs Boerboel

Size Large Large Large Giant
Weight Male: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg), Female: 71-77 pounds (32-35 kg) 75–88 pounds (34–40 kg) 154-200 pounds (70-90 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 74 pounds (33.5 kg) 75–88 pounds (34–40 kg) 177 pounds (80 kg)
Height Male: 24-27 inches (64-68 cm), Female: 23-25 inches (60-64 cm) Male: 23-25 inches (58 - 64 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (55-61 cm) Male: 25-28 inches (64-70 cm), Female: 23-25.5 inches (59-65 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 25.5 inches (66 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm) Male: 24 inches (58 - 64 cm), Female: 23 inches (58 cm) Male: 26.5 inches (67 cm), Female: 23-25.5 inches (62 cm)

Hair & Care - Argentine Dogo vs Alano Espanol vs Boerboel

Coat Fine Thick Dense Shiny Smooth
Colors White Tan Fawn Sable Yellow Brindle Red Wolf Black Brindle Cream Reddish Brown Red Tawny
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Argentine Dogo doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Alano Espanol requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Boerboel requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Argentine Dogos shed moderately.
Alano Espanols are low shedders.
Boerboels shed moderately.

Characteristics - Argentine Dogo vs Alano Espanol vs Boerboel

Temperament Sociable Loyal Protective Tolerant Loving Affectionate Obedient Reliable Dominant Patient Serious Confident Intelligent Territorial Dominant Obedient
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Argentine Dogo's has great intelligence.
Average: Alano Espanol's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Argentine Dogos are quite easy to train.
Alano Espanols aren't famous for their trainability.
Boerboels are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Argentine Dogos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Alano Espanols, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Boerboels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Argentine Dogos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Alano Espanols have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Boerboels have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Argentine Dogos are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Alano Espanols are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Boerboels are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Argentine Dogos need for social interaction is average.
Alano Espanols need for social interaction is average.
Boerboels need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low to Average: The Argentine Dogo rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Alano Espanol rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Boerboel rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Argentine Dogos are one of the best watchdogs.
Alano Espanols are good watchdogs.
Boerboels are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Argentine Dogos are extremely protective guard dogs.
Alano Espanols are extremely protective guard dogs.
Boerboels are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Argentine Dogo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Alano Espanol has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Boerboel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Argentine Dogos have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Alano Espanols have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Boerboels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Argentine Dogo is strong enough to escape from home.
Alano Espanols have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Boerboel is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Argentine Dogos have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Alano Espanols have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Boerboels have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Apartment Friendly
Argentine Dogos are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Alano Espanols are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Boerboels are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Argentine Dogos adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Alano Espanols adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Boerboels adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting Dog Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Argentine Dogo vs Alano Espanol vs Boerboel

Stranger Friendly
Argentine Dogos are not stranger friendly dogs.
Alano Espanols are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Boerboels are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Argentine Dogos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Alano Espanols are kid-friendly dogs.
Boerboels are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Argentine Dogos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Alano Espanols are average friendly towards cats.
Boerboels are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Argentine Dogos are not dog-friendly.
Alano Espanols are average friendly towards other dogs.
Boerboels are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Argentine Dogo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Alano Espanol is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Boerboel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Argentine Dogos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Alano Espanols are usually recommended for elderly people.
Boerboels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Argentine Dogos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Alano Espanols are generally with other pets.
Boerboels usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Argentine Dogos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Alano Espanols are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Boerboels are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Argentine Dogo breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Alano Espanol breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Boerboel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Argentine Dogo vs Alano Espanol vs Boerboel

Health Issues
Argentine Dogos tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Alano Espanols tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Boerboels tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Allergies Cancer Deafness Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism No set Allergies Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Joint Dysplasia Vaginal Hyperplasia
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 11-14 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Argentine Dogos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Alano Espanols are high energy dogs.
Boerboels have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Argentine Dogos need quite a lot of exercise.
Alano Espanols need a lot of exercises.
Boerboels need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Argentine Dogos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Alano Espanols don't need too much sleep.
Boerboels sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 4 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
High: The Alano Espanol breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Alano Espanol can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Argentine Dogo has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Alano Espanol has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Boerboel has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Argentine Dogo is an average drooler.
The Alano Espanol drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
The Boerboel drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.

Reproducibility - Argentine Dogo vs Alano Espanol vs Boerboel

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 4-8 puppies 4-8 puppies 7-10 puppies

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