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Name Rottweiler American Pit Bull Terrier Argentine Dogo
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Group Working Dogs Hunting Dogs Guard Dogs
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Rott
Rottie
Pit
Pit Bull
Pitbull
Pitty
APBT
Argentine Mastiff
Argentine Dog
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Argentine Dogo breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Argentine Dogo Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Rottweiler or American Pit Bull Terrier or Argentine Dogo? Which is more expensive?
$1200-$2000 $500-$700 $2800-$5000
Availability
Which is easier to get, Rottweiler or American Pit Bull Terrier or Argentine Dogo?
Very frequent: The Rottweiler is quite easy to get.
Average: The American Pit Bull Terrier is a commonly available dog breed.
Average: The Argentine Dogo is a commonly available dog breed.

Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Argentine Dogo Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Rottweiler or American Pit Bull Terrier or Argentine Dogo? Which is the smallest dog, Rottweiler or American Pit Bull Terrier or Argentine Dogo?
Large
Giant
Medium Large
Weight
Which is heavier, Rottweiler or American Pit Bull Terrier or American Pit Bull Terrier? Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Argentine Dogo weight comparison:
Male: 95-130 pounds (43-59 kg), Female: 85-115 pounds (38-52 kg) 22-78 pounds (10-35 kg) Male: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg), Female: 71-77 pounds (32-35 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 112.5 pounds (51 kg), Female: 100 pounds (45 kg) 50 pounds (22.5 kg) Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 74 pounds (33.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Rottweiler or American Pit Bull Terrier or Argentine Dogo? Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Argentine Dogo height comparison:
Male: 24-27 inches (61-69 cm), Female: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm) 14-24 inches (35-60 cm) Male: 24-27 inches (64-68 cm), Female: 23-25 inches (60-64 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 25.5 inches (65 cm), Female: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm) 19 inches (47.5 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (66 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm)

Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Argentine Dogo Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Argentine Dogo coat comparison:
Dense Fine Fine
Colors
What are the original Rottweiler, American Pit Bull Terrier and Argentine Dogo color?
Mahogany
Tan
Rust
Black
Blue
Gray
White
Tan
Brown
Red
Yellow
Black
White
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Rottweiler or American Pit Bull Terrier or Argentine Dogo? Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Argentine Dogo grooming comparison:
Effortless: The Rottweiler requires minimal grooming.
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Effortless: The American Pit Bull Terrier requires minimal grooming.
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Easy to groom: The Argentine Dogo doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Rottweiler or American Pit Bull Terrier or Argentine Dogo? Rottweiler or American Pit Bull Terrier or {name3 shedding:
Rottweiler dogs shed moderately.
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American Pit Bull Terrier dogs shed moderately.
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Argentine Dogo dogs shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Rottweiler or American Pit Bull Terrier or Argentine Dogo?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Argentine Dogo Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Rottweiler or American Pit Bull Terrier or Argentine Dogo? Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Argentine Dogo behavior/temperament comparison:
Alert
Fearless
Independent
Loyal
Courageous
Good-natured
Intelligent
Protective
Affectionate
Clownish
Friendly
Loyal
Strong
Willed
Aggressive
Courageous
Intelligent
Obedient
Stubborn
Sociable
Loyal
Protective
Tolerant
Loving
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Argentine Dogo intelligence:
Outstanding: Rottweiler is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Smart: The Argentine Dogo dogs have great intelligence.
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Trainability
Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Argentine Dogo trainability comparison.
Rottweiler dogs are easy to train.
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American Pit Bull Terrier dogs are easy to train.
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Argentine Dogo dogs are quite easy to train.
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Playfulness
Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Argentine Dogo playfulness comparison:
Average: Rottweilers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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The American Pit Bull Terrier is a playful breed.
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Average: Argentine Dogos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Argentine Dogo dogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Argentine Dogo?
Average: Rottweiler dogs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
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High: American Pit Bull Terrier dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Average: Argentine Dogo dogs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
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Social Needs
Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Argentine Dogo social needs comparison:
Rottweiler dogs need a lot of social interaction.
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American Pit Bull Terrier dogs are a social breed.
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Argentine Dogo dogs need for social interaction is average.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Argentine Dogo?
Low: The Rottweiler barks none to minimal.
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Average: The American Pit Bull Terrier barks occasionally.
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Low to Average: The Argentine Dogo rarely barks.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Rottweiler or American Pit Bull Terrier or Argentine Dogo?
Rottweiler dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
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American Pit Bull Terrier dogs are average watchdogs.
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Argentine Dogo dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Rottweiler or American Pit Bull Terrier or Argentine Dogo? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Rottweiler dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
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American Pit Bull Terrier dogs are average defenders.
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Argentine Dogo dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

High 🔼

The Rottweiler has a high chance of biting somebody.

High 🔼

The American Pit Bull Terrier has a high chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Argentine Dogo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Rottweiler or American Pit Bull Terrier or Argentine Dogo?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Rottweiler bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

American Pit Bull Terrier bite force: Ordinary.

Above 400 PSI 🔼

Argentine Dogo bite force: The Strongest.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Argentine Dogo mouthiness comparison:
Rottweiler dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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American Pit Bull Terrier dogs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Argentine Dogo dogs have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Rottweiler dogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
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The wanderlust potential of the American Pit Bull Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
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The wanderlust potential of the Argentine Dogo is strong enough to escape from home.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Rottweiler dogs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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American Pit Bull Terrier dogs 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.
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Argentine Dogo dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Rottweiler or American Pit Bull Terrier or Argentine Dogo?
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Rottweiler indoors.
It is not recommended to keep the American Pit Bull Terrier breed in the home.
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Argentine Dogo breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Average: Rottweiler dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Average: American Pit Bull Terrier dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Average: Argentine Dogo dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Rottweiler or American Pit Bull Terrier or Argentine Dogo?
Rottweilers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
American Pit Bull Terriers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.

Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Argentine Dogo Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Rottweiler or American Pit Bull Terrier or Argentine Dogo? Which dog is more friendly?
Rottweiler dogs are not stranger friendly dogs.
American Pit Bull Terrier dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Argentine Dogo dogs are not stranger friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Rottweilers are generally with other pets.
American Pit Bull Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Argentine Dogos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Rottweiler or American Pit Bull Terrier or Argentine Dogo?
Rottweiler dogs are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
American Pit Bull Terrier dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Argentine Dogo dogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Rottweiler or American Pit Bull Terrier or Argentine Dogo?
Rottweiler dogs are average friendly towards cats.
American Pit Bull Terrier dogs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Argentine Dogo dogs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Rottweiler or American Pit Bull Terrier or Argentine Dogo?
Rottweiler dogs are not dog-friendly.
American Pit Bull Terrier dogs are not dog-friendly.
Argentine Dogo dogs are not dog-friendly.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Argentine Dogo?
Yes
Rottweilers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
American Pit Bull Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Argentine Dogos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Rottweiler is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
American Pit Bull Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Argentine Dogo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Rottweilers are not the best breed for elderly people.
American Pit Bull Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Argentine Dogos are commonly okay with elderly people.

Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Argentine Dogo Health Comparison

Health Issues
Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Argentine Dogo health comparison. Which is the healthier: Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Argentine Dogo?
The Rottweiler is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
American Pit Bull Terriers tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
Argentine Dogos tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Argentine Dogo? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Argentine Dogo health problems comparison:
Allergies
Aortic Stenosis
Bloat
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Osteosarcoma
Panosteitis
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Demodectic Mange
Hip Dysplasia
Skin Allergies
Allergies
Cancer
Deafness
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Average
The Rottweiler should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Frequent
The American Pit Bull Terrier should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Frequent
The Argentine Dogo should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Life Expectancy
Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Argentine Dogo lifespan comparison. How long do Rottweiler, American Pit Bull Terrier and Argentine Dogo breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
8-12 years
The average lifespan of Rottweiler: 10 years
10-14 years
The average lifespan of American Pit Bull Terrier: 12 years
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Argentine Dogo: 11 years
Hypoallergenic
Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Argentine Dogo hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Rottweiler or American Pit Bull Terrier or Argentine Dogo? Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Argentine Dogo energy level comparison:
Rottweiler dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
American Pit Bull Terrier dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Argentine Dogo dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Argentine Dogo exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Rottweiler or American Pit Bull Terrier or Argentine Dogo? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Rottweiler dogs have an average exercise need.
American Pit Bull Terrier dogs have an average exercise need.
Argentine Dogo dogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Rottweiler or American Pit Bull Terrier or Argentine Dogo?
Rottweiler dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
American Pit Bull Terrier dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Argentine Dogo dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Rottweiler or American Pit Bull Terrier or Argentine Dogo?
Recommended daily amount: 4 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 1.5 to 2.5 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 / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Argentine Dogo weight gain potential comparison:
High: The Rottweiler breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
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Average: The American Pit Bull Terrier has an average risk for obesity.
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Low to Average: The Argentine Dogo has a low to the average risk for obesity.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Argentine Dogo?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Argentine Dogo?

Medium

The Rottweiler has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The American Pit Bull Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Argentine Dogo has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Rottweiler drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
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The American Pit Bull Terrier is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Argentine Dogo is an average drooler.
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Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Argentine Dogo As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Rottweiler or American Pit Bull Terrier or Argentine Dogo? Which is better for autism?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Yes

After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Argentine Dogo?

Not really

Rottweiler breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

American Pit Bull Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Argentine Dogo breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?

Yes

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Yes

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Fighting Dog / Military Dog

Yes

In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dogs.

Yes

In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dogs.

Yes

In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dogs.

Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Argentine Dogo Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can Rottweiler and American Pit Bull Terrier and Argentine Dogo have?
8-12 puppies 5-8 puppies 4-8 puppies

Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs Argentine Dogo Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931 as a Working breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club as a Miscellaneous breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Colonial Rottweiler Club
Deutscher Rottweiler Klub
International Rottweiler Club
American Canine Registry
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
National Kennel Club
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
United Kennel Club
American Canine Association, Inc.
Backwoods Bulldog Club
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

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