Uruguayan Cimarron Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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OriginUruguay flagUruguay
Other Names
What other names does the Uruguayan Cimarron have?
Cerro Largo DogCimarronCimarron CreoleCimarron DogMaroon DogPerro CimarronPerro CriolloUruguayan CimarronUruguayan Gaucho DogCimarrón UruguayoPerro Gaucho
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred

Uruguayan Cimarron Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Uruguayan Cimarron 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?
Unknown
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Availability
How easy is it to get a Uruguayan Cimarron?
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.

There are very few of them, and there have been times when they have almost drifted to the brink of extinction, so few are left.

Uruguayan Cimarron Size

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog?
Large
Weight
How much does the Uruguayan Cimarron weigh? Uruguayan Cimarron weight:
Male: 75-105 pounds (34-48 kg), Female: 60-90 pounds (27-41kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of the Uruguayan Cimarron? Uruguayan Cimarron average weight:
Male: 90 pounds (41 kg), Female: 75 pounds (34 kg)
Height
How tall is the Uruguayan Cimarron? Uruguayan Cimarron height:
Male: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm), Female: 21-24 inches (53-61 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of this fido? Uruguayan Cimarron average height:
Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm)

Uruguayan Cimarron Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Uruguayan Cimarron have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
SmoothDense
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Uruguayan Cimarron's coat?
BrindleFawn
Grooming
How to groom the Uruguayan Cimarron and how often?
Effortless: The Uruguayan Cimarron 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. Uruguayan Cimarron 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 Uruguayan Cimarron dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Cerro Largo Dog?
Uruguayan Cimarrons 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.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Uruguayan Cimarron need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Uruguayan Cimarron every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

Uruguayan Cimarron Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Uruguayan Cimarron have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Protective
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Uruguayan Cimarron? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Uruguayan Cimarron's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Uruguayan Cimarron dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
A slightly harder to train than average. Uruguayan Cimarrons 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?
Average: Uruguayan Cimarrons, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark in excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Uruguayan Cimarron sensitivity:
They are easygoing, low-sensitivity dogs. Moderate punishment works great with this breed, they won't be affected emotionally. Uruguayan Cimarrons tolerate irregular daily routine, young children, noisy household, office environment, and frequent guest visits really well.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Average to High: Uruguayan Cimarrons are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Cerro Largo Dog need? Uruguayan Cimarron social needs:
Uruguayan Cimarrons 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 Uruguayan Cimarron dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Cerro Largo Dog bark?
Low to Average: The Uruguayan Cimarron 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 Uruguayan Cimarron good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Uruguayan Cimarrons 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 Uruguayan Cimarron dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Uruguayan Cimarron dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Uruguayan Cimarrons are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect its territory so the Uruguayan Cimarron can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Uruguayan Cimarron will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Uruguayan Cimarron bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Cerro Largo Dog? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Uruguayan Cimarron? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Uruguayan Cimarron 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.)
Bite Force
Does the Uruguayan Cimarron has a hard bite?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Uruguayan Cimarron bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI. The Uruguayan Cimarron, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained. However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Uruguayan Cimarron do?
Uruguayan Cimarrons 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 Uruguayan Cimarrons need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Uruguayan Cimarron to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Uruguayan Cimarron roam?
Uruguayan Cimarrons are not the biggest explorers. They have low wanderlust potential. Low chance of escaping from home with this breed.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Uruguayan Cimarron have high prey drive?
Uruguayan Cimarrons have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Uruguayan Cimarrons are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Uruguayan Cimarron good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Uruguayan Cimarron breed. If you don't have a garden, think carefully about your decision, keeping Uruguayan Cimarron indoors can cause a lot of problems.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Uruguayan Cimarrons 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?
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.

Uruguayan Cimarron Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Uruguayan Cimarron temperament with other people:
Uruguayan Cimarrons are not stranger friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Uruguayan Cimarron dogs get along with other pets? Are Uruguayan Cimarron dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Uruguayan Cimarrons do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Child Friendly
Are Uruguayan Cimarron dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Uruguayan Cimarron temperament with children:
Uruguayan Cimarrons are not the most kid-friendly dogs. If you have children, you may have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from this breed.
Cat Friendly
How well do Uruguayan Cimarron dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Uruguayan Cimarrons are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Uruguayan Cimarron good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Uruguayan Cimarron dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Uruguayan Cimarrons are not the most dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Uruguayan Cimarron is not a good choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Uruguayan Cimarron breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Uruguayan Cimarrons are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Office Friendly
Are Uruguayan Cimarrons good office dogs? Do Uruguayan Cimarrons make good office friendly dogs? Can Uruguayan Cimarrons be office dogs?
No
Uruguayan Cimarron is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Uruguayan Cimarron dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Cerro Largo Dog temperament with senior people? Are Uruguayan Cimarron dogs good for elderly owners?
Uruguayan Cimarrons are not the best breed for elderly people.

Uruguayan Cimarron Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Uruguayan Cimarron dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Uruguayan Cimarrons are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Uruguayan Cimarron breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Uruguayan Cimarron see the vet?
Rare
The Uruguayan Cimarron should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Uruguayan Cimarron dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Uruguayan Cimarron be? What is the age limit of the Uruguayan Cimarron? How many years can the oldest Uruguayan Cimarron live?
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Uruguayan Cimarron: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Uruguayan Cimarron breed hypoallergenic?
No
Uruguayan Cimarrons 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 Uruguayan Cimarron have? What is the activity level of the Uruguayan Cimarron?
Uruguayan Cimarrons have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Uruguayan Cimarron dogs require per day?
Uruguayan Cimarrons need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily 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?
Uruguayan Cimarrons sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does the Uruguayan Cimarron need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
3 to 5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Uruguayan Cimarron risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Uruguayan Cimarron'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 Uruguayan Cimarron's weight regularly.
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers warm weather
Dogs that prefer warm weather conditions are typically breeds that were originally bred in warmer climates.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Uruguayan Cimarron 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 Uruguayan Cimarron drool?
The Uruguayan Cimarron 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.

Uruguayan Cimarron As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Uruguayan Cimarron 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). Uruguayan Cimarron is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Uruguayan Cimarron be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Uruguayan Cimarron 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. Uruguayan Cimarron is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Uruguayan Cimarron be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. 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. Uruguayan Cimarron is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Uruguayan Cimarron be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people. The Uruguayan Cimarron is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Uruguayan Cimarron be a boat dog?

Not really

Uruguayan Cimarron breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Uruguayan Cimarron 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. Uruguayan Cimarron is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Uruguayan Cimarron dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Uruguayan Cimarron 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 Uruguayan Cimarron: 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.
Litter Frequency

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 Uruguayan Cimarron have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-10 puppies

Uruguayan Cimarron Recognition

AKC Group
Is Uruguayan Cimarron recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Uruguayan Cimarron recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.

Uruguayan Cimarron Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Uruguayan Cimarron's has great intelligence.
  • Health Issues: Uruguayan Cimarrons are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Uruguayan Cimarron requires minimal grooming.
  • Watchdog Ability: Uruguayan Cimarrons are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Uruguayan Cimarrons are not the biggest explorers.
Cons
  • Trainability: A slightly harder to train than average.
  • Hypoallergenic: Uruguayan Cimarrons don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Not an apartment-friendly dog the Uruguayan Cimarron breed.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Uruguayan Cimarron's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Adaptability: Uruguayan Cimarrons don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Uruguayan Cimarrons are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Uruguayan Cimarrons are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Uruguayan Cimarrons are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Uruguayan Cimarron is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Uruguayan Cimarrons are not the best breed for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Uruguayan Cimarrons are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

Uruguayan Cimarron History

The Cimarrón Uruguayo finds its ancestry in Spain, dating back to the 17th century. Surprisingly, despite the breed’s old history, we know a lot about the breed’s development process.

The Cimarrón Uruguayo is descended mainly from huge, battle hounds and Molosser types of dogs, including the Alano Espagnol. These dogs accompanied Portuguese colonizers and other European traders when they arrived in Uruguay. Moreover, the Cimarrón Uruguayo was believed to be created by the natural cross-breeding of the dogs that were brought to Uruguay by Christopher Columbus. Due to the fact, that the dogs were not kept safely, they escaped or were abandoned. Because of this abandonment, these dogs were living wild, inter-breeding without control, and eventually became consummate hunters in order to survive. At the beginning of the 18th century, the population of these dogs was large, and it put both the livestock and the people in danger, due to their wild nature. The Cimarrón Uruguayo is considered to be responsible for the diminishing number of jaguars and cougars in the area, making the breed one of Uruguay’s top predators.

With the aim of controlling the over-populated breed from attacking the people, the Uruguayan government paid bounties to hunt down the Cimarrón Uruguayo. Despite these actions, many specimens remained, especially in the highlands of Cerro Largo. Later, local farmers recognized the breed’s capabilities, and they adopted the dogs. The road to domestication has been a long, precise, and detailed journey. There are many records and documentation about the process. Firstly, the ranchers needed to tame the wild dogs, then, they trained them to be hunting, guarding, herding, cattle-driving, and fighting dogs. As the farmers and ranchers saw the breed’s great physical and behavioral traits, they started to rehabilitate the breed, and making them eligible for a breed standard and thus, for recognition. Consequently, a period of the partnership began, in which the dogs’ skills were harnessed for constructive purposes, and their oppression stopped. First, the Cimarrón Uruguayo became popular in Argentina and in Brazil, with breeders and local breed clubs. Both of these countries imported pure-bred dogs from Uruguay and made them the foundation stock of their population. The breed also reached the United States of America, and breeders started to work towards the recognition of the breed with the major kennel clubs within the United States.

The survival story of the fierce Cimarrón Uruguayo has made the breed become the national symbol of Uruguay, not to say, the breed had become the mascot of the National Army of Uruguay. First, the Kennel Club Uruguayo recognized the Cimarrón Uruguayo after nearly twenty years of work by the breed’s fanciers and breeders. The breed also got provisionally recognized by the FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) in 2006, and the organization has accepted definitively the breed in 2017 into their Mastiff group. The UKC (United Kennel Club) also gave the breed recognition, in their guardian dog group. Nowadays, the Cimarrón Uruguayo is still not kept as a family pet. Due to their unpredictable behavior and their tendency to get aggressive, the dogs are mostly used as working and guarding dogs.

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Uruguayan Cimarron Comments, Reviews and Questions

  • Gabriella Hurtos - Cerberus Illusion kennel

    Oct 29, 2020, 10:33:31 PM:

    Cimarron Uruguayo is a multi-purpose working breed, excellent guard and protection dogs. They are used for herding, they serve at the police. They can be easily trained. Feel free to read more here: https://www.cerberusillusion.com/cimarron-uruguayo/

  • Mate Y Gardel oriental

    Oct 11, 2020, 6:42:12 AM:

    The best hunting ,working and guard dog..

  • walexdiaz

    Aug 28, 2020, 3:47:11 AM:

    In Uruguay this dog is used as a hunter dog (wild boars etc) working cattle dog and guard..very good health free of hip displasia ,excelenet inmune system. Very brave and loyal

  • Walexdiaz

    Aug 28, 2020, 3:36:21 AM:

    In Uruguay this dog is used as a hunter dog (wild boars etc) working cattle dog and guard..very good health free of hip displasia ,excelenet inmune system. Very brave and loyal