Dogo Argentino vs American Staffordshire Terrier

Breed Snapshot

Life Expectancy:
9 to 15 years
Size:

Large

Maintenance Level:

Medium

Shed Level:

Medium

Best For

The Dogo Argentino breed is best for experienced pet parents who don't know the meaning of the phrase "sit still" but know the importance of consistency in training. They thrive in homes with large backyards...

The Dogo Argentino breed is best for experienced pet parents who don't know the meaning of the phrase "sit still" but know the importance of consistency in training. They thrive in homes with large backyards where they are the only pet.

Dogo Argentino Temperament

Bred for hunting wild boars and other large animals in the forests of Argentina, the Dogo Argentino breed is athletic with an energy level to match. These dogs were built for speed, so just one walk around the neighborhood isn’t going to cut it. Argentinos are loyal, fea...

Bred for hunting wild boars and other large animals in the forests of Argentina, the Dogo Argentino breed is athletic with an energy level to match. These dogs were built for speed, so just one walk around the neighborhood isn’t going to cut it.

Argentinos are loyal, fearless and brilliant as a guard dog; they wouldn’t give a second thought to putting themselves in between you and danger. But they’re not without a soft candy center, either. While not as aloof as the Cane Corso, they can be friendly with guests (of the human variety) as long as they’re properly trained and socialized, and they enjoy a rousing game of hide-and-seek with their family.

Dogo Argentino Traits

Friendliness
Exercise Needs
Health Issues
Barking Tendencies
Grooming Needs
Shedding Level
Training Needs
Good With Kids
Good With Cats
Good As A Service Dog
Good For Apartments & Small Homes
Biting Tendencies
Energy Level
Good With Other Dogs
Playfulness
Sensitive to Cold Weather
Sensitive to Warm Weather
Good For First Time Pet Parents

Breed Snapshot

Life Expectancy:
12 to 16 years
Size:

Medium

Maintenance Level:

Medium

Shed Level:

Low

Best For

The American Staffordshire Terrier is best for experienced pet parents who are dedicated to early training and socialization. This serious-but-playful breed won't love a home that's always hosting parties or has other pets. But they'll...

The American Staffordshire Terrier is best for experienced pet parents who are dedicated to early training and socialization. This serious-but-playful breed won't love a home that's always hosting parties or has other pets. But they'll thrive in homes where they can bask in the love of their immediate family.

American Staffordshire Terrier Temperament

American Staffordshire Terriers are not lazy dogs, but they’re not super energetic dogs like Border Collies, either. At the end of the day, they’re content to curl up next to you. They are, however, very protective of their families by nature, although that doesn’t mean they’...

American Staffordshire Terriers are not lazy dogs, but they’re not super energetic dogs like Border Collies, either. At the end of the day, they’re content to curl up next to you. They are, however, very protective of their families by nature, although that doesn’t mean they’re all business. In fact, these super-smart dogs love to play with their families and let their goofy side really show. Some have even earned the nickname “gentle giants” because they’re so good with older children and tend not to be bothered by the hustle and bustle of a busy household.

American Staffordshire Terrier Traits

Friendliness
Exercise Needs
Health Issues
Barking Tendencies
Grooming Needs
Shedding Level
Training Needs
Good With Kids
Good With Cats
Good As A Service Dog
Good For Apartments & Small Homes
Biting Tendencies
Energy Level
Good With Other Dogs
Playfulness
Sensitive to Cold Weather
Sensitive to Warm Weather
Good For First Time Pet Parents
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