Dogo Español


Dogo Espanol

Height at the withers:

Males: 61cm. to 66cm. 

Females: 58cm to 63cm.

Weight: 

Males: 45kg. at 53kg. 

Females: 40kg to 47kg.

 

The Spanish Dogo has their origin from the genetic base of the Spanish Alano. It would be the largest and heaviest specimens, the ones that would have been excluded from the breed standard, precisely because of their magnificent size. Fortunately, these large specimens have continued to appear among the litters of Alanos and thanks to the great effort of breeders in the selection of these profiles, we are starting to difine a specific typology for the breed Dogo Espanol


Origin

During the period between the end of s. IV and the 5th century, the Alan people occupied large areas of southern Europe, including the Iberian Peninsula. This town is accompanied by their dogs of prey, which mestizan with the powerful dogs, mainly brought to Peninsula by Phoenicians and Romans. Miscegenation that gives rise to what would later be called Dogo, Presa or Spanish Chato among other synonyms. Its name is mainly due to its excellent qualities in the management and control of Iberian Peninsualien bovine cattle. Later, the appearance of bullfighting, would make them play a prominent role in it, in the so-called luck of dogs, until the early twentieth century. Also, for its excellent qualities for defense and guardianship, it would be used as a war dog, being highly appreciated by military personnel of other nations, especially for the control of insurgents in America.

 


Behavior

The Spanish Dogo has a sweet and affable character with family members. Tireless and alround worker. Very attentive and especially gifted for guard, defense, management and control of cattle. Easy to work with and educate. The Dogo Espanol is very confident

 


Appearance

The Spanish Dogo is a dog of moloso type, moderately brevilineo, very strong, rustic and endowed with a tremendous power. Straight and compact backrest. It presents a remarkable sexual dimorphism, showing the males a cranial region more developed and with a more marked type. Medium to large in size, brachycephalic, All in all the Dogo Espanol presents a robust and powerful structure.

In short compact and robust structures. A type of dog of great bones and generous musculature, with wide perimeters. Not very high or long, but wide enough, offering at first glance a clear predominance of power, gaining harmonic respect without getting to be rough or clumsy. With a good movement that denotes strength and rhythm without losing that touch of characteristic felinity.