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Guatemalan Dogo Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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Guatemalan Dogo
OriginGuatemala
Other Names
What other names does the Guatemalan Dogo have? The dog breed also known as...
Dogo Guatemalteco, Guatemalan Bull Terrier, Bullterrier Guatemalteco
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
AKC Group
Is Guatemalan Dogo recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Guatemalan Dogo recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Price
How much does the Guatemalan 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? Guatemalan Dogo price:
Unknown
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Guatemalan Dogo General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Guatemalan Dogo size:
LargeGiant
Weight
How much does the Guatemalan Dogo weigh? Guatemalan Dogo weight:
Male: 88–99 pounds (40–45 kg), Female: 77–88 pounds (35–40 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Guatemalan Dogo? Guatemalan Dogo average weight:
Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 82.5 pounds (37.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Guatemalan Dogo? Guatemalan Dogo height:
Male: 21–24 inch (54–60 cm), Female: 20–23 inch (52–58 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Guatemalan Dogo average height:
Male: 22.5 inch (57 cm), Female: 21.5 inch (55 cm)

Guatemalan Dogo Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Guatemalan Dogo have? What does this canine coat look like?
ShinySmoothHard
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Guatemalan Dogo's coat?
Black & Tan
Grooming
How to groom the Guatemalan Dogo and how often?
Average: The Guatemalan Dogo requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Guatemalan Dogo, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Guatemalan Dogo dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Dogo Guatemalteco? Guatemalan Dogo shedding level:
Guatemalan Dogos shed above average. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type. If you don't like vacuum cleaning, you might have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from the Guatemalan Dogo breed.

Guatemalan Dogo Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Guatemalan Dogo have? What characteristics does the breed have?
FearlessBalancedStableObedientTranquilLoyalAffectionateReservedAlertTerritorialGuarding
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Guatemalan Dogo? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Guatemalan Dogo's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Guatemalan Dogo dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Guatemalan Dogos are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Guatemalan Dogo is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Guatemalan Dogo sensitivity:
Guatemalan 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?
Guatemalan 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 Dogo Guatemalteco need? Guatemalan Dogo social needs:
Guatemalan Dogos need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Guatemalan Dogo dogs bark a lot? Why does my Guatemalan Bull Terrier bark?
High: The Guatemalan Dogo is a very vocal breed. Definitely not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. 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 Guatemalan Dogo good as a watchdog?
Guatemalan 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 Guatemalan Dogo dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Guatemalan Dogo dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Guatemalan Dogos are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Guatemalan Dogo can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Guatemalan Dogo will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Guatemalan Dogo bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Dogo Guatemalteco? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Guatemalan Dogo? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Guatemalan 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.)
Moderate
The Guatemalan Dogo has an average 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 Guatemalan Dogo do?
Guatemalan Dogos have lower than 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 Guatemalan Dogos need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Guatemalan Dogo to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Guatemalan Dogo roam?
Guatemalan Dogos have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Guatemalan Dogo have high prey drive?
Guatemalan Dogos 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 Guatemalan Dogo dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Guatemalan Dogo good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
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
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Guatemalan 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?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Fighting Dog
Where Guatemalan Dogo dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Guatemalan Dogo Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Guatemalan Dogos are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Guatemalan Dogo dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Guatemalan Dogo and children:
Guatemalan Dogos are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Guatemalan Dogo dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Guatemalan Dogos are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Guatemalan Dogo good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Guatemalan Dogo dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Guatemalan Dogos are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Guatemalan Dogo can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Guatemalan Dogos good office dogs? Do Guatemalan Dogos make good office friendly dogs? Can Guatemalan Dogos be office dogs?
No
Guatemalan Dogo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Guatemalan Dogo dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Dogo Guatemalteco temperament with senior people? Are Guatemalan Dogo dogs good for elderly owners?
Guatemalan Dogos are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Guatemalan Dogo dogs get along with other pets? Are Guatemalan Dogo dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Guatemalan Dogos are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Guatemalan Dogo breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Guatemalan Dogos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Guatemalan Dogo 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). Guatemalan Dogo is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Guatemalan Dogo 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. Guatemalan Dogo is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Guatemalan 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. Guatemalan Dogo is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Guatemalan 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 Guatemalan Dogo is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Guatemalan Dogo be a boat dog?
Not really
Guatemalan Dogo breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Guatemalan Dogo be a drafting dog?
Yes
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. Guatemalan Dogo breed is a good choice for drafting purposes.

Guatemalan Dogo Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Guatemalan Dogo dogs have health problems?
Guatemalan Dogos tend to have a lot and frequent health issues. Regular vet check-ups are essential with this breed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Guatemalan Dogo dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Guatemalan Dogo be?
10-12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Guatemalan Dogo breed hypoallergenic?
No
Guatemalan 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 Guatemalan Dogo have?
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
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Guatemalan Dogo dogs require per day?
Guatemalan 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?
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
How much food does the Guatemalan Dogo need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Guatemalan Dogo risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Guatemalan 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 Guatemalan Dogo'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?
Medium
The Guatemalan 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 Guatemalan Dogo drool?
The Guatemalan Dogo is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Guatemalan 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 Guatemalan 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 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 Guatemalan 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 Guatemalan Dogo have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-8 puppies

Guatemalan Dogo Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Guatemalan Dogo's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Guatemalan Dogos are easy to train.
  • Watchdog Ability: Guatemalan Dogos are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Mouthiness: Guatemalan Dogos have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Adaptability: Guatemalan Dogos adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Guatemalan Dogos are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Guatemalan Dogos are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Guatemalan Dogos are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Guatemalan Dogos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog: A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Cons
  • Health Issues: Guatemalan Dogos tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
  • Hypoallergenic: Guatemalan Dogos don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Shedding Level: Guatemalan Dogos shed above average.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
  • Office Friendly: Guatemalan Dogo is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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