Dogo Español

Breed Standard Dogo Español

Other names
Pero De Preza Espańol
Spanish Bulldog
Alano Espańol Cattle Type

Region of origin


Dog size
Size Males: 61-66 cm to the cross
Females: 58-63 cm at the cross
Males Weight: 45-53 kg
Females: 40-47 kg


Cowhide, barcino, brindle, black and brindle


Strong head


Attentive, self-confident, hardworking.

Of type moloso, moderately brevilineo, very strong, rustic and endowed with a tremendous power. Straight and compact back. It has a remarkable sexual dimorphism, showing males a more developed cranial region and a more marked type. From medium to large, Brachycephalus, it presents a robust, compact and powerful structure.

Sweet and friendly with the family. Tireless and multifaceted worker. Very attentive and especially gifted for the guard, defense, handling and control of bovine cattle. Easy to handle and educate. The Dogo Español breed is a very confident dog

Cranial region
Skull slightly convex, square, wide and very strong. Medium length, always in harmony with the rest of the body. Slightly convergent facial skull lines. Front groove well accented. Highly developed temporal muscles. The zygomatic arches, supraciliaries, as well as the temporal bones, show a high development. The skin appears smooth, without wrinkles. Very marked stop.

black and full pigmentation. Large and with wide holes.

square, strong, occupying 34% of the total length of the skull, being allowed a deviation of 2%. Slight folds are allowed.

thick and well pigmented; desirable not to hang too much.

Jaws and teeth
they must be very powerful. Wide enough to allow a correct dental insertion. Preferably complete (42 pieces). Dental parts are not visible with the mouth closed. Blunt canines, short, wide and well separated. Biting scissors, tweezers, inverted scissors, as well as a slight prognathism that does not exceed 0.5cm. Well developed jaws.

medium, almond and well separated. From dark hazelnut to amber and yellow.
Attached and well pigmented eyelids. With a frank and frontal look. With little white and conjunctiva not apparent.

medium-high insertion. Preferably folded over the face and slightly rounded at the bottom. Medium to small.

Well muscled, slightly arched and of medium length. Light folds are allowed in the gill area. Crushing slightly from the shoulders to the head.


well marked, of average implantation and descendant towards the back.

medium, flat and well developed.

short, broad, strong and convex.

slightly knocked down. It is short, broad and well developed.

wide, deep, very strong and developed. Rib slightly cylindrical. Of profile descends until the elbow. The thoracic perimeter, in its widest part must exceed at least 25% the height at the withers.

moderately withdrawn.

medium insertion. Of great thickness in its base it is refined towards the points, not surpassing the hock. It does not roll at the tip.

Strong, with prominent muscles. Slightly oblique.

well muscled, plumb and separated.

neither turned out nor too close to the chest.

well muscled, straight and with good bone.

rounded, made up of strong fingers that reinforce the appearance of big cats.

Hind legs
Strong and correctly angled.

apparent and highly developed.

short, vigorous and moderate angle. There is no spur.

Hind feet
rounded, slightly longer than above and thick fingers.

The typical step of the race is the trot. This is effortless, fluid and agile. The back is on the same level, parallel to the direction of movement. The head tends to be low. In an explosive gallop.

Thick and stuck except on the neck, which appears somewhat looser.

Moderately short (never satin), dense and rough, may present a slight undercoat. The hair should reinforce the rustic appearance of the individual.

Lions and barcinos or brindle in all its varieties; alobados; carbonates or chair; black and brindle; black and fawn and peeps. With or without a mask.

males from 61 cm to 66 cm, females from 58 cm to 63 cm. A tolerance of two centimeters above is allowed.

males between 45 and 53 kg, females between 40 and 47 kg. A tolerance of 3 kg is allowed.

Weight and size

Should go in harmony
IPT (mean weight-measured index) in male = 49 kg / 63.5 cm = 0.77
Mean IPT in females = 43.5 kg / 60.5 cm = 0.72
Racial mean IPT = 0.745
ILA (mean height / length index) in males = height / length = 0.92 (8% longer than high)

Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree.

Serious faults
Unjustified agressiveness.
Muzzle too short or too long.
Descending dorsal line.
Lack of premolars.

Elimination fouls
Albinism, lack of pigmentation.
Cryptorchidism or monorquidism.
Lack of four premolars.
Mandibular torsion.
Long hair.
Amputated tail.