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Argentine Dogo vs Dogo Cubano vs Guatemalan Dogo – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Argentine Dogo vs Dogo Cubano vs Guatemalan Dogo" Compare Argentine Dogo and Dogo Cubano. Which is better: Argentine Dogo or Dogo Cubano or Guatemalan Dogo?
Name Argentine Dogo Dogo Cubano Guatemalan Dogo
OriginsArgentina Cuba Guatemala
Group Guard Dogs Extinct Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank390264514
Reviews100
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Other Names Argentine Dog, Argentine Mastiff Cuban Dogge, Cuban Bloodhound, Cuban Mastiff Dogo Guatemalteco, Guatemalan Bull Terrier, Bullterrier Guatemalteco
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club as a Miscellaneous breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
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
National Kennel Club
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Federacion Cinologica Argentina
Backwoods Bulldog Club
No set No set
Price $2800-$5000 Unavailable Unknown

General Appearance - Argentine Dogo vs Dogo Cubano vs Guatemalan Dogo

Size Large Giant Large
Giant
Weight Male: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg), Female: 71-77 pounds (32-35 kg) 90-120 pounds (41-54 kg) Male: 88–99 pounds (40–45 kg), Female: 77–88 pounds (35–40 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 74 pounds (33.5 kg) 105 pounds (47.5 kg) Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 82.5 pounds (37.5 kg)
Height Male: 24-27 inches (64-68 cm), Female: 23-25 inches (60-64 cm) 20-22 inches (51-56 cm) Male: 21–24 inch (54–60 cm), Female: 20–23 inch (52–58 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 25.5 inches (66 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm) 21 inches (53 cm) Male: 22.5 inch (57 cm), Female: 21.5 inch (55 cm)

Hair & Care - Argentine Dogo vs Dogo Cubano vs Guatemalan Dogo

Coat Fine Flat Shiny
Smooth
Hard
Colors White Rusty Brown Black & Tan
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Argentine Dogo doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Dogo Cubano requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Guatemalan Dogo requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Argentine Dogos shed moderately.
Dogo Cubanos shed moderately.
Guatemalan Dogos shed above average.

Characteristics - Argentine Dogo vs Dogo Cubano vs Guatemalan Dogo

Temperament Sociable
Loyal
Protective
Tolerant
Loving
Fighter
Guarding
Protective
Dangerous
Fearless
Balanced
Stable
Obedient
Tranquil
Loyal
Affectionate
Reserved
Alert
Territorial
Guarding
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Argentine Dogo's has great intelligence.
Smart: Dogo Cubano's has great intelligence.
Smart: Guatemalan Dogo's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Argentine Dogos are quite easy to train.
Dogo Cubanos are very easy to train.
Guatemalan Dogos are easy to train.
Playfulness
Argentine Dogos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Dogo Cubanos don't really like playing.
The Guatemalan Dogo is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Argentine Dogos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Dogo Cubanos are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
Guatemalan Dogos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Argentine Dogos are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Dogo Cubanos don't bond too closely to their owners.
Guatemalan Dogos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Argentine Dogos need for social interaction is average.
Dogo Cubanos are kinda antisocial.
Guatemalan Dogos need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low to Average: The Argentine Dogo rarely barks.
Average to high: The Dogo Cubano is a vocal breed.
High: The Guatemalan Dogo is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Argentine Dogos are one of the best watchdogs.
Dogo Cubanos are one of the best watchdogs.
Guatemalan Dogos are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Argentine Dogos are extremely protective guard dogs.
Dogo Cubanos strongly protect their territory.
Guatemalan Dogos are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Argentine Dogo has a low chance of biting somebody.
High
The Dogo Cubano has a high chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Guatemalan Dogo has a low chance of biting somebody.

Moderate
The Guatemalan Dogo has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Argentine Dogos have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Dogo Cubanos have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Guatemalan Dogos have lower than 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.
Dogo Cubanos are not the biggest explorers.
Guatemalan Dogos have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Argentine Dogos have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Dogo Cubanos have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Guatemalan Dogos have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Argentine Dogos are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Dogo Cubanos are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Guatemalan Dogos are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Argentine Dogos adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Dogo Cubanos don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Guatemalan Dogos adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Dogo Cubanos handle alone time quite well.
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.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Argentine Dogo vs Dogo Cubano vs Guatemalan Dogo

Stranger Friendly
Argentine Dogos are not stranger friendly dogs.
Dogo Cubanos are not stranger friendly dogs.
Guatemalan Dogos are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Argentine Dogos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Dogo Cubanos are not kid-friendly dogs.
Guatemalan Dogos are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Argentine Dogos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dogo Cubanos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Guatemalan Dogos are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Argentine Dogos are not dog-friendly.
Dogo Cubanos are not dog-friendly.
Guatemalan Dogos are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Argentine Dogo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Dogo Cubano is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Guatemalan Dogo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Argentine Dogos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Dogo Cubanos are not recommended for elderly people.
Guatemalan Dogos are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Argentine Dogos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Dogo Cubanos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Guatemalan Dogos are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Argentine Dogos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Dogo Cubanos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Guatemalan Dogos 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
Dogo Cubano breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Guatemalan Dogo 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.
Not really
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 Dogo Cubano vs Guatemalan Dogo

Health Issues
Argentine Dogos tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Dogo Cubanos tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Guatemalan Dogos tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
Health Problems Allergies
Cancer
Deafness
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
No set No set
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 8-10 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Argentine Dogos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Dogo Cubanos have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Guatemalan Dogos 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.
Dogo Cubanos exercise need is minimal.
Guatemalan Dogos need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Argentine Dogos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Dogo Cubanos like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Guatemalan Dogos 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 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
High: The Dogo Cubano breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers warm weather Prefers warm weather
Stinkiness Medium
The Argentine Dogo has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Dogo Cubano has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Guatemalan Dogo has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Argentine Dogo is an average drooler.
The Dogo Cubano is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
The Guatemalan Dogo is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Argentine Dogo vs Dogo Cubano vs Guatemalan Dogo

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 3-5 puppies 4-8 puppies

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