The Guatemalan Doge It is a variant of the Doge race, a native of Guatemala. It's a watchdog.
From the age 1990, the Guatemalan Canófila Association initiated the study of this race to the Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI) given the global recognition on the breeding of dogs with pedigree, the only one in this region. In charge of studying the race to set their standard, adoption and international recognition through the CRF is the veterinary doctor and Chief Arturo Chavez.
Dogo Guatemalteco is the product of crossing points at random between the English Bull Terrier breeds, Dalmatian and Boxer. Records of its existence date from 1890, because there are images of a Guatemalan Doge in a collection of 12 photos of the day, Arturo Gallusser property. It is also known that the family Gerardi, in 1910, had some copies of these canes, but it is unknown the offspring of the same.
It is a dog that stands out for being a good watchdog, It is medium sized and somewhat longer than high, so it does not have a completely square appearance. His head is quite square and his lips are slightly; his jaw is strong enough and has the bite in the form of scissors.
The weight of the males is of 40 - 45 kg and females in 35 - 40 kg. The height in the males is of 54 - 60 cm and the females of 52 - 58 cm..
The life expectancy of the Dogo Guatemalteco, is of, approximately, 11 - 12 years.
Its predominant color is bright white with some black or brown spots. The fur is short, rough, thick and quite attached to the body.
It is good guardian it ladra to strangers, but believes it only when necessary. You can get along with others but it creates a bond with his master, making it an excellent companion dog.
A bath is recommended only when needed or can be cleaned with a wet handkerchief to remove hairs that have fallen or when it has dirtied. Socialization at an early age will be required with the people. Will also be made if you have other pets to be in the future not to fight with them, and that's not a totally aggressive dog.
Daily activities such as walks next to its owner is needed to not bored, Since it is a strong dog and can become destructive and stressed not to use the energy that has.