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

"Find similarities and differences between Guatemalan Dogo vs Dogo Cubano vs Argentine Dogo" Compare Guatemalan Dogo and Dogo Cubano. Which is better: Guatemalan Dogo or Dogo Cubano or Argentine Dogo?
Name Guatemalan Dogo Dogo Cubano Argentine Dogo
OriginsGuatemala Cuba Argentina
Group Hunting Dogs Extinct Guard Dogs
Popularity Rank514264390
Reviews001
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Other Names Dogo Guatemalteco, Guatemalan Bull Terrier, Bullterrier Guatemalteco Cuban Dogge, Cuban Bloodhound, Cuban Mastiff Argentine Dog, Argentine Mastiff
Breed Type Cross Breed Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club as a Miscellaneous breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition No set No set 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
Price Unknown Unavailable $2800-$5000

General Appearance - Guatemalan Dogo vs Dogo Cubano vs Argentine Dogo

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

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

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

Characteristics - Guatemalan Dogo vs Dogo Cubano vs Argentine Dogo

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

Moderate
The Guatemalan Dogo has an average chance of biting somebody.
High
The Dogo Cubano has a high chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Argentine Dogo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Guatemalan 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.
Argentine Dogos have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Guatemalan Dogos have average wanderlust potential.
Dogo Cubanos are not the biggest explorers.
Wanderlust potential of the Argentine Dogo is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Guatemalan Dogos have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Dogo Cubanos have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Argentine Dogos have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
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.
Dogo Cubanos are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Argentine Dogos are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Guatemalan Dogos adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Dogo Cubanos don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Argentine Dogos 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.
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 Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Guatemalan Dogo vs Dogo Cubano vs Argentine Dogo

Stranger Friendly
Guatemalan Dogos are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Dogo Cubanos are not stranger friendly dogs.
Argentine Dogos are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Guatemalan Dogos are very kid-friendly dogs.
Dogo Cubanos are not kid-friendly dogs.
Argentine Dogos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Guatemalan Dogos are average friendly towards cats.
Dogo Cubanos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Argentine Dogos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Guatemalan Dogos are very dog-friendly dogs.
Dogo Cubanos are not dog-friendly.
Argentine Dogos are not dog-friendly.
Office Friendly No
Guatemalan Dogo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Dogo Cubano is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Argentine Dogo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Guatemalan Dogos are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Dogo Cubanos are not recommended for elderly people.
Argentine Dogos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Guatemalan Dogos are generally with other pets.
Dogo Cubanos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Argentine Dogos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Guatemalan 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
Argentine 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
Guatemalan 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
Argentine 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 - Guatemalan Dogo vs Dogo Cubano vs Argentine Dogo

Health Issues
Guatemalan Dogos tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
Dogo Cubanos tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Argentine Dogos tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems No set No set Allergies
Cancer
Deafness
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 8-10 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Guatemalan Dogos have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Dogo Cubanos have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Argentine Dogos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Guatemalan Dogos need quite a lot of exercise.
Dogo Cubanos exercise need is minimal.
Argentine Dogos need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Guatemalan Dogos sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Dogo Cubanos like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Argentine Dogos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
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
Average to High.
High: The Dogo Cubano breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers warm weather Prefers warm weather Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Guatemalan Dogo has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Dogo Cubano has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Argentine Dogo has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Guatemalan 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 Argentine Dogo is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Guatemalan Dogo vs Dogo Cubano vs Argentine 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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