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Dogo Cubano Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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OriginCuba
Other Names
What other names does the Dogo Cubano have? The dog breed also known as...
Cuban Dogge, Cuban Bloodhound, Cuban Mastiff
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Dogo Cubano recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Dogo Cubano recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Price
How much does the Dogo Cubano 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? Dogo Cubano price:
Unavailable
Unfortunately the Dogo Cubano is an extinct dog breed, so there isn’t any available price range or breeder in the world for purchasing this breed.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Dogo Cubano size:
Giant
Weight
How much does the Dogo Cubano weigh? Dogo Cubano weight:
90-120 pounds (41-54 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Dogo Cubano? Dogo Cubano average weight:
105 pounds (47.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Dogo Cubano? Dogo Cubano height:
20-22 inches (51-56 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Dogo Cubano average height:
21 inches (53 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Dogo Cubano have? What does this canine coat look like?
Flat
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Dogo Cubano's coat?
Rusty Brown
Grooming
How to groom the Dogo Cubano and how often?
Effortless: The Dogo Cubano 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. Dogo Cubano 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 Dogo Cubano dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Cuban Dogge? Dogo Cubano shedding level:
Dogo Cubanos shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Dogo Cubano have? What characteristics does the breed have?
FighterGuardingProtectiveDangerous
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Dogo Cubano? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Dogo Cubano's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Dogo Cubano dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Dogo Cubanos are very easy to train. They easily find out the association between commands and actions.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Dogo Cubanos don't really like playing. You need to find another activity to make them happy.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Dogo Cubano sensitivity:
Dogo Cubanos are less sensitive than other dog breeds. They aren't receptive to their owner's emotions and handle soft punishment quite well. They don't mind an always changing daily routine, a hectic household, young children, noisy or office environment and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Dogo Cubanos don't bond too closely to their owners. This breed is often aloof and distant.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Cuban Dogge need? Dogo Cubano social needs:
Dogo Cubanos are kinda antisocial. This breed doesn't like being around people all the time, they tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Dogo Cubano dogs bark a lot? Why does my Cuban Bloodhound bark?
Average to high: The Dogo Cubano is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Dogo Cubano good as a watchdog?
Dogo Cubanos 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 Dogo Cubano dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Dogo Cubano dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Dogo Cubanos strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Dogo Cubano bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Cuban Dogge? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Dogo Cubano? Why do dog bites happen?
High
The Dogo Cubano has a high 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 Dogo Cubano do?
Dogo Cubanos have a strong 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 Dogo Cubanos need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Dogo Cubano to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Dogo Cubano roam?
Dogo Cubanos are not the biggest explorers. They have low wanderlust potential. Low chance for escaping from home with this breed.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Dogo Cubano have high prey drive?
Dogo Cubanos have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Dogo Cubano dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Dogo Cubano good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Dogo Cubanos are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Dogo Cubanos don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't like moving from one place to another.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Dogo Cubanos handle alone time quite well. They are not prone to have separation anxiety.
Fighting Dog
Where Dogo Cubano dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Dogo Cubanos are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Dogo Cubano dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Dogo Cubano and children:
Dogo Cubanos are not kid-friendly dogs. This breed is not recommended for families with children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Dogo Cubano dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Dogo Cubanos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Dogo Cubano good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Dogo Cubano dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Dogo Cubanos are not dog-friendly. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Dogo Cubano is not the best choice.
Office Friendly
Are Dogo Cubanos good office dogs? Do Dogo Cubanos make good office friendly dogs? Can Dogo Cubanos be office dogs?
No
Dogo Cubano is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Dogo Cubano dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Cuban Dogge temperament with senior people? Are Dogo Cubano dogs good for elderly owners?
Dogo Cubanos are not recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Dogo Cubano dogs get along with other pets? Are Dogo Cubano dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Dogo Cubanos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Dogo Cubano breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Dogo Cubanos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Dogo Cubano be a service dog?
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). Dogo Cubano is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Dogo Cubano be a therapy dog?
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. Dogo Cubano is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Dogo Cubano 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. Dogo Cubano is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Dogo Cubano 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 Dogo Cubano is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Dogo Cubano be a boat dog?
Not really
Dogo Cubano breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Dogo Cubano 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. Dogo Cubano is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Dogo Cubano dogs have health problems?
Dogo Cubanos tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Dogo Cubano dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Dogo Cubano be?
8-10 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Dogo Cubano breed hypoallergenic?
No
Dogo Cubanos 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 Dogo Cubano have?
Dogo Cubanos have a lower energy level than other dogs. If you live a chilled life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Dogo Cubano dogs require per day?
Dogo Cubanos exercise need is minimal. If you live a slow life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Dogo Cubanos like sleeping so they do sleep a lot. They're not the most active dog breed. If you live an active life, this breed can be a bad choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Dogo Cubano need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Dogo Cubano risk for obesity:
High: The Dogo Cubano breed has a strong tendency to overweight. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you want to keep balance, increase the amount and frequency of your daily dog walk and play with the Dogo Cubano more often. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Dogo Cubano's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers warm weather
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
High
The Dogo Cubano has a high chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Dogo Cubano drool?
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. 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 much more than others, just like the Dogo Cubano. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Dogo Cubano pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Dogo Cubano pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Dogo Cubano: 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 bitch 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 bitch’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 Dogo Cubano 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 Dogo Cubano have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-5 puppies

Pros & Cons of Dogo Cubano

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Dogo Cubano's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Dogo Cubanos are very easy to train.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Dogo Cubano requires minimal grooming.
  • Watchdog Ability: Dogo Cubanos are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Dogo Cubanos are not the biggest explorers.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Dogo Cubanos handle alone time quite well.
Cons
  • Health Issues: Dogo Cubanos tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
  • Hypoallergenic: Dogo Cubanos don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Dogo Cubanos are not apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Drooling tendency: 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.
  • Stinkiness: The Dogo Cubano has a high chance of bad smell.
  • Weight Gain Potential: High: The Dogo Cubano breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
  • Mouthiness: Dogo Cubanos have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Adaptability: Dogo Cubanos don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Dogo Cubanos are not kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Dogo Cubanos are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Dogo Cubanos are not dog-friendly.
  • Office Friendly: Dogo Cubano is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Dogo Cubanos are not recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Dogo Cubanos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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