Guatemalan Dogo
Guatemala Not recognized by the FCI

The Guatemalan Dogo It is a variant of the Doge race, a native of Guatemala. It's a watchdog.

Dogo Guatemalteco



From the age 1990, the Guatemalan Canophila Association began the study of this breed so that the Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI) otorgue el reconocimiento mundial sobre la crianza de perros con pedigrí, la única en esta región. In charge of studying the race to set their standard, approval and international recognition through the FCI is the veterinarian and zootechnician Arturo Chavez.

The Guatemalan Dogo is the product of random crosses between races Bull Terrier English, Dalmatian and Boxer. Records of its existence date from 1890, Well there are images of a Guatemalan Dogo in a collection of 12 photos of the day, property of Arturo Gallusser. It is also known that the family Gerardi, in 1910, tenía algunos ejemplares de estos canes, but it is unknown the offspring of the same.

Physical characteristics

"Guatemalan Dogo"

Dogo Guatemalteco
Dogo/Bull Terrier Guatemalteco: Owner Owner Oscar E. Lorenzana Gallusser – Oscar E. Lorenzana Gallusser, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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; su mandíbula es bastante fuerte y tiene la mordida en forma de tijera.

The weight males will of 40 a 45 kg and females in 35 a 40 kg. The height in the males is of 54 a 60 cm and the females of 52 a 58 cm..

The life expectancy of the Guatemalan Dogo, is of, approximately, 11 a 12 years.

Its color predominant is very bright white with some black or brown spots. The fur is short, rough, thick and quite attached to the body.

Character and skills

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, haciéndolo así un excelente perro de compañía.

Se recomienda un baño sólo cuando sea necesario o puede limpiarse con un pañuelo húmedo para quitar pelos que se han caído o cuando se ha ensuciado. 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, ya que es un perro enérgico y puede volverse destructivo y estresado al no usar la energía que posee.

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