Having appearance which is almost the same with Pitbull, Dogo Argentino is often misidentified by people. Even some of people think that Dogo Argentino is a mix of Pitbull. Actually, if we pay closer attention to both of the dogs, they are different. So, what are the difference between Dogo Argentino and Pitbull? Here are the description.
Dogo Argentino which is also called as Argentine Dogo or Argentinian Mastiff is a dog that is large and well-muscled. They are amazing and perhaps it makes you want to do Dogo Argentino Pitbull mix. They have wide chest and their head is massive with a rounded shape from front to the back. They have an abundance of skin on the muscular neck and their muzzle concaves upwards slightly with a slight stop which is about similar length as the skull. Their jaws are also very strong and their eyes are set well apart and are dark brown, light brown or hazel in color. Their ears are set high and usually cropped to make them stand erect and triangular in shape. They have 24 to 27 inches in height and 80 to 100 pounds in weight.
They can live up to 10 to 12 years and it is okay for them to live in an apartment if they get exercise sufficiently. How about their temperament? They are a loyal dog which can make a great guardian of the home and family. Besides, they are also playful and very good with kids and they will give kisses and cuddles. Being intelligent and powerful makes them easy to train. When you give them training, you also have to make sure that you are consistent, using loving but firm authority. But, you have to note that this breed is not suitable for everyone. This breed is good for person who understands how to show leadership which means that the person who are firm, confident, and consistent.
Then, how about Pitbull? Are Dogo Argentinos Pitbulls? Once again that Dogo Argentino is not Pitbull. You have read the characteristics of Dogo Argentino and now it ‘s time for you to know the characteristics of Pitbull. Pitbull is also called as Pit Terrier, Rebel Terrier or Bull Baiter. This breed is stocky, muscular and agile. They also have head which is brick-like and broad between the cheeks and it is carried upon a thickly muscled and well-defined neck. Their ears are round and their tail is tapers to a point. Then, they also have a neck that runs into a deep, thick, and well-sprung chest. Their size is about 14 to 24 inches in height and 22 to 78 pounds in weight. They can live up to 12 years. If you want to give them exercise, you have to make sure that the exercise must be done a lot and in regular schedule. Besides, they also need to be taken on long daily walks as well. For temperament, they are aggressive but it happens when they face other dogs or animals, not people. If they get a proper socialization, they will not be aggressive anymore.