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Brazilian Dogo Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Brazilian Dogo so you can get to know the breed more.

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Brazilian Dogo
OriginBrazil
Other Names
What other names does the Brazilian Dogo have? The dog breed also known as...
Dogue Brasileiro, Bull boxer, Brazilian Dogge, Bull boxer
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
AKC Group
Is Brazilian Dogo recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Brazilian Dogo recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Brazilian Dogo breed?
America's Pet RegistryDog Registry of America Inc.
Price
How much does the Brazilian Dogo puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Brazilian Dogo price:
$400-$600
If you choose to purchase the Brazilian Dogo, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Brazilian Dogo for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Brazilian Dogo gets to a happy place.

Brazilian Dogo History

The Brasilian Doggo or the Dogue Brasileiro, in its original language, is a cross between a Bull Terrier and a Boxer, is a loyal and courageous hybrid. This is a huge breed that makes an excellent guard dog and the family pet loves children and gets along well with other dogs if properly socialized. Because of their high intelligence, they are easy to train,  eager to please, and usually, their training will not cause you as many problems as other breeds.

Let’s take a quick look at the parent breeds stories. The Bull Terrier breed was created in 1835 when an old English terrier and a bulldog were crossed. Later crossings to the Spanish Pointer produced a handsome, tough white dog, as did later crosses to the white English terrier and Dalmatian. The white form of the species, known as "white cavaliers," became a popular pet among the gentry in the mid-nineteenth century. Around 1900, crosses to the Staffordshire Bull Terrier reintroduced color.

Bull Terriers are friendlier today than they were in the past, but they are still powerful courageous dogs. They are primarily used as family pets, however, they are not appropriate for all households.

Boxers are descended from extinct bullenbaiser breeds that were mixed with mastiffs, bulldogs, Great Danes, and probably terriers. They were first developed in Germany in the 19th century as bull-baiting dogs, then later as butcher's assistants in slaughterhouses. According to some breed historians, boxers get their name from the German word "boxl", which means "slaughterhouse." Others argue that the name boxer comes from the way they play with their forepaws, sparring in the manner of a human boxer. After World War I, boxers were not brought to the United States. After 1940, the breed became one of the most popular in the United States. Boxers are considered very good working dogs. They were one of the earliest breeds to be utilized as a police dog, as well as seeing-eye dogs. However, they are also bred to be a companion and guide dogs and are perhaps best known for being devoted family pets who adore children so now we can understand the reason why are the Brasilian Doggo is an amazing companion since both of its parents are.

Pedro Pessoa Ribeiro Dantas, a Bull Terrier breeder from Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, is credited with creating the breed. In 1978, one of his Bull Terrier males was asked to mate with his neighbor's female Boxer. Pedro named one of the female puppies born from this mating Tigresa, after the brindle patterns on her coat. Tigresa turned out to be a really pleasant and promising individual as she grew older: she was very friendly, obedient, fast to learn, physically balanced, robust, and vigorous. She was also much more useful and agile than a  Bull Terrier, without the severe features that characterize the breed today. She was also physically stronger than a Bull Terrier or a Boxer on average. At the same time, she was a fantastic guard and amazingly tolerant.

Pedro began gathering information from other persons who had purchased a puppy from the same litter after noticing Tigresa's outstanding features and all responses encouraged him to continue the breeding with a new litter. As a result, a separate Bull Terrier and a Boxer have mated. Because the results were as good as the previous litter, it was decided to start a new breeding line, which was originally named Bull Boxer (should not be confused with Staffordshire Bull Terrier x Boxer cross possessing the same name ). Pedro proceeded by periodic matings between these crosses after the first generation of Bull Terrier x Boxer hybrids consisted of 80 individuals. Throughout their development, the new puppies' traits and health were monitored. It was discovered that the vast majority of them shared some traits. Namely, they all were: exceptionally effective guardians who had a calm demeanor and were deeply committed to their family. Also, they were physically balanced and powerful, with high pain tolerance and a lifetime of around 13 years.

The Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) and the American Kennel Club do not recognize it as a breed (AKC). However, the Brazilian Confederation of Cynophilia (CBKC) recognizes this Brazilian dog as belonging to Group 11 - Breeds not recognized by the FCI.

The Brazilian Bull Boxer Club was founded in 1986, by Pedro Ribeiro Dantas himself. As I mentioned earlier the CBKC recognized the breed in 1999, and the current edition of the breed standard was released in 2007.  In the official register of the Bull Boxer Club, there are currently 2000 pure-bred dogs; however, this number includes many dogs that have previously perished.

Brazilian Dogo General Appearance & Basic Info

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Brazilian Dogo size:
LargeMedium
Weight
How much does the Brazilian Dogo weigh? Brazilian Dogo weight:
Male: 64–95 pounds (29–43 kg) Female: 51–86 pounds (23–39 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Brazilian Dogo? Brazilian Dogo average weight:
Male: 79.5 pounds (36 kg) Female: 68.5 pounds (31 kg)
Height
How tall is the Brazilian Dogo? Brazilian Dogo height:
Male: 21–24 inches (54–60 cm), Female: 20–23 inches (50–58 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Brazilian Dogo average height:
Male: 22.5 inches (57 cm), Female: 21.5 inches (54 cm)

Brazilian Dogo Hair & Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Brazilian Dogo have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
DenseShinyHard
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Brazilian Dogo's coat?
Any color
Grooming
How to groom the Brazilian Dogo and how often?
Effortless: The Brazilian Dogo requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Brazilian Dogo is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Brazilian Dogo dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Dogue Brasileiro? Brazilian Dogo shedding level:
Brazilian Dogos shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Brazilian Dogo dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.

Brazilian Dogo Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Brazilian Dogo have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
AffectionateLoyalEnergetic
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Brazilian Dogo? Are they intelligent?
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Brazilian Dogo. Türelemre van szükség ahhoz, hogy ezt a fajtát bármilyen trükkre és parancsra megtanítsd, ám az erőfeszítés megéri. Megértik és megjegyzik az új parancsokat átlagosan 25–40 ismétlés után.
Trainability
Are Brazilian Dogo dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Brazilian Dogos aren't famous for their trainability. This breed needs more time and repetition to obey. It's challenging to teach them new commands, but not impossible.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Brazilian Dogos are not the most playful dog breed. Sometimes they do like playing, but that's not their favorite activity.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Brazilian Dogo sensitivity:
Brazilian Dogos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Brazilian Dogos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Dogue Brasileiro need? Brazilian Dogo social needs:
Brazilian Dogos need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Brazilian Dogo dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Bull boxer bark?
Low to Average: The Brazilian Dogo rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Brazilian Dogo good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Brazilian Dogos are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Brazilian Dogo dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Brazilian Dogo dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Brazilian Dogos are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Brazilian Dogo can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Brazilian Dogo will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Brazilian Dogo bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Dogue Brasileiro? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Brazilian Dogo? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Brazilian Dogo has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Brazilian Dogo do?
Brazilian Dogos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Brazilian Dogos need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Brazilian Dogo to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Brazilian Dogo roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Brazilian Dogo is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Brazilian Dogo have high prey drive?
Brazilian Dogos 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. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Brazilian Dogo good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Brazilian Dogo kutyafajtát. Kertben érzi magát a legjobban, ha mégis lakásban szeretnéd tartani, akkor napi szinten hosszabb sétákkal alaposan le kell mozgatni, így a napi rutinok beiktatásával megoldható Brazilian Dogo tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Brazilian Dogos adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Brazilian Dogos tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog
Where Brazilian Dogo dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Brazilian Dogo Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Brazilian Dogo temperament with other people:
Brazilian Dogos are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Brazilian Dogo dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Brazilian Dogo temperament with children:
Brazilian Dogos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Brazilian Dogo dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Brazilian Dogos are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Brazilian Dogo good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Brazilian Dogo dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Brazilian Dogos are not the most dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Brazilian Dogo is not a good choice.
Office Friendly
Are Brazilian Dogos good office dogs? Do Brazilian Dogos make good office friendly dogs? Can Brazilian Dogos be office dogs?
No
Brazilian Dogo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Brazilian Dogo dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Dogue Brasileiro temperament with senior people? Are Brazilian Dogo dogs good for elderly owners?
Brazilian Dogos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Brazilian Dogo dogs get along with other pets? Are Brazilian Dogo dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Brazilian Dogos usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Brazilian Dogo breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Brazilian Dogos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Brazilian Dogo be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Brazilian Dogo is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Brazilian Dogo be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Brazilian Dogo be an emotional support animal?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Brazilian Dogo is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Brazilian Dogo be a 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. Brazilian Dogo is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Brazilian Dogo be a search and rescue dog?
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. The Brazilian Dogo is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Brazilian Dogo be a boat dog?
Not really
Brazilian Dogo breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Brazilian Dogo be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Brazilian Dogo is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Brazilian Dogo Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Brazilian Dogo dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Brazilian Dogos are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Brazilian Dogo dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Brazilian Dogo be?
13-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Brazilian Dogo breed hypoallergenic?
No
Brazilian Dogos don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Brazilian Dogo have? What is the activity level of the Brazilian Dogo?
Brazilian Dogos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Brazilian Dogo dogs require per day?
Brazilian Dogos need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Brazilian Dogos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Brazilian Dogo need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
5 to 6 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Brazilian Dogo risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Brazilian Dogo's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Brazilian Dogo's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Brazilian Dogo has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Brazilian Dogo drool?
The Brazilian Dogo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Brazilian Dogo could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Brazilian Dogo. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Brazilian Dogo Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Brazilian Dogo: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Brazilian Dogo have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Brazilian Dogo have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
1-10 puppies, average 5

Brazilian Dogo Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Health Issues: Brazilian Dogos are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Brazilian Dogo requires minimal grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Brazilian Dogos shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling tendency: The Brazilian Dogo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Brazilian Dogos are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Brazilian Dogos adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Cons
  • Trainability: Brazilian Dogos aren't famous for their trainability.
  • Hypoallergenic: Brazilian Dogos don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Brazilian Dogo kutyafajtát.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Brazilian Dogo is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Brazilian Dogos tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Cat Friendly: Brazilian Dogos are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Brazilian Dogos are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Brazilian Dogo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Brazilian Dogos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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