The Cane Corso Dogo Argentino Mix is a rare hybrid breed. Not much is known about them, but what we know will impress you.
This breed is a mix between the Cane Corso and Dogo Argentino. And to understand them better we have to take a look at both parent breeds.
Both breeds have similar traits. So, we can get a good idea of how they will be and what they will look like.
But, of course, because it’s a mixed breed there is no standard in how they look and act. We can give you only a vague answer. The mix can be more like one parent breed or the other. Or they can be a mix of both.
Cane Corso Dogo Argentino Mix
The Cane Corso and Dogo Argentino are strong and powerful dogs. So you can expect the same from their mix. Obviously, because they are designer dogs they aren’t recognized by the AKC.
The price of the Cane Corso Dogo Argentino mix tells you how rare and special these dogs are. A grown and trained dog can cost from $2000 dollars and up to $5000 dollars. Puppies will cost less, of course. Somewhere between $700 to $1000. If you buy them from a reputable breeder of course. At least if you live in the United States. They can be a lot cheaper in other places of the world. The litter size is pretty average — four to six puppies a litter. Also considering the costs of vet testing, dog schools and training sessions when buying a puppy.
But let’s first answer how these dogs look, then we’ll see how they are.
What they look like
The Cane Corso Dogo Argentino mix is a large dog. Both the parent breeds are big dogs, so you can expect the same from the mix. These dogs have big bodies. But because of all the muscles they have, they look even bigger.
The male Cane Corso is between 25 and 28 inches tall. The females are between 23 and 26 inches tall.
Because they are such big dogs, they are pretty heavy too. The average Cane Corso weighs between 90 to 120 pounds.
The Dogo Argentino is a large breed too. They are very similar to the Cane Corso in size.
Male Dogo Argentinos weigh between 24 and 27 inches. Females are between 14 inches and 26 inches tall. So pretty much like the males. Their weight is similar too. Both the female and male Dogo Argentino are between 80 and 100 pounds heavy.
So, what about the Cane Corso Dogo Argentino mix? Just like its parent breeds, the males are between 24 and 27 inches tall. They weigh between 80 and 100 pounds. Usually, the females are a bit smaller than the males. But it’s just one or two inches.
Their coat is usually short and can be a mix of white and another color. The possible colors include black, white, fawn, grey. But given that the most common color in a Cane Corso is black, and a Dogo Argentino is always white, you can expect their mix to be black and white.
They have a triangular eyes shape with medium dark to hazel eyes, just like both of their parents! Their ear type is usually floppy and triangular too.
As you can see, they really are big dogs. And if add their muscular build and strong body to that, you get a scary dog.
What they’re like
The Cane Corso Dogo Argentino is a young breed and a great dog. But they are not for everyone. And definitely not for first-time dog owners. They are strong dogs that tend to be a bit spunky. So they need someone who will stay firm with them and let them know who the pack leader is. Their owners have to let them know who the dominant one is.
But these dogs can also be loving and gentle. And they love attention. It all depends on how you raise them. How you train and socialize them.
These dogs are usually used for hunting because they are so strong they could take down a pig. They are also full of energy and very active. So these energetic dogs also need a lot of exercises.
The Cane Corso Dogo Argentino is loving with its family. But with strangers, that’s not the case. They will be careful and even show a bit of aggression. The one word to describe them is intimidating.
I don’t want to lie, these dogs are aggressive. That’s a fact. They are guard dogs by nature. So they will do anything to protect you if needed. But they won’t act out on their aggressiveness without a reason if you socialize them.
Socialization is a must with every dog, but for this mixed breed, it’s even more important. Let them see as many people and animals as possible. Take them to as many places as possible. They need to get used to being surrounded by the unknown and stay calm. If you don’t do this you will end up with a very dangerous dog.
Health and grooming needs
The Cane Corso Dogo Argentino is a generally healthy dog. Also, large dogs usually live longer than small breeds. So, the life expectancy of this mixed breed is between 12 and 15 years.
When it comes to their health, we have to look at the parent breeds. Both have many health issues they are susceptible to. So the Cane Corso Dogo Argentino mix can have a number of genetic health issues.
But you can avoid that by choosing a reputable breeder. A good breeder should have a health guarantee on his puppies. This is because they can do a gene test and make sure the puppies are all healthy.
Secondly, for your dog to be healthy you have to take them to the vet regularly. Feed them a healthy and balanced diet. And make sure they get enough exercise. For a dog this size and build 90 minutes to two hours of exercise a day is a must. This means long walks or even runs. And long play sessions. Also, don’t forget that they are very smart too. So, they don’t need only physical exercise, but mental stimulation too.
Lastly, some of the possible health issues your Cane Corso Dogo Argentino mix might have are:
- joint dysplasia
- hip dysplasia
- elbow dysplasia
- eye problems
- gastric torsion
These are the most common health issues in both parent breeds, so you can expect them in their mix too.
As said above, these dogs have short fur, but they still shed. So you will have to brush them twice or three times a week for their fur to stay shiny and healthy.
You don’t have to bathe them too often. Once in three months is enough. Or when they get dirty.
Giving the fact that they have short hair, their coat is pretty low maintenance. Every dog owner knows how annoying shedding can be. But luckily, this crossbreed doesn’t shed too much. They have a great molt once to twice a year, usually in autumn and spring. But you still have to brush them at least once a week, to make sure all of the dead hair comes out. If you own a hybrid dog with a white coat, you will have to prevent staining of the hair.
When it comes to bathing, we always advice that you don’t bathe your dog too often. That could dry out his skin and remove the protective oils from his coat. Only do it if you see visible dirt, or your puppy is starting to smell. In addition to all of that, don’t forget to brush his teeth, clean his ears, and if you know how — clip his nails!
Training a Cane Corso Dogo Argentino mix
Training a Cane Corso Dogo Argentino won’t be easy. In fact, it’s going to be a real challenge even for experienced dog owners. While their overall trainability isn’t too bad, they can often be stubborn. That’s a downside of owning any highly intelligent dogs.
They will want to be the dominant one, so they need a firm, strong hand. Someone who will let them know that they are not the leader and that they have to behave.
The best way to train a Cane Corso Dogo Argentino is to do it in daily but short training sessions. This way you’ll keep their attention span high.
Generally speaking, all dogs learn great with positive reinforcement, when they are praised. So, that’s the approach you have to do with this mixed breed too. Praise them when they did something good and reward them.
These active dogs are smart and will learn fast. You just need to know how to train them. Which is another reason why this dog is not for first-time owners.
When it comes to the physical needs, these muscular dogs definitely need a lot of exercise! They are true war dogs and need a lot of activity and obstacle training to live their life to the fullest. If you are a couch potato who spends most of their time inside — this isn’t the right dog for you!
Perfect family dogs for devoted owners
The Cane Corso Dogo Argentino mix puppies can make a perfect family dogs for owners completely invested in raising the puppy carefully, training it thoroughly, and most importantly — socializing it from day one. You should never underestimate what an unbelievably powerful, protective and capable dog you have. So in case he isn’t trained the way that he should be — he could be a potential threat to people and animals around you. But that’s not because this crossbreed is “aggressive” or “dangerous”, but just because then need impeccable training.
They have a hard time around strangers, which is why early socialization is so important. And not just around unknown people, but animals too. This could be especially challenging if you often have family reunions or a larger group of friends at your house. It will be incredibly difficult for your pup to accept all of these “strangers” being in his house and around his owners. But all of these obstacles will be much easier to get over with if you start socializing your dog right away.
These pets are fully family oriented and protective, especially towards children. But you still shouldn’t ever leave your kids unsupervised around your dog. Especially if your kid is small, and dog isn’t fully trained. This is not a breed for first time dog owners in any way. This is a breed for people who are familiar with big hunting, military, police type of breeds. In some cases, these smart and serious pups can also make an amazing guide dog. However, they will have to go through the proper training and education.
Dogo Argentino vs Cane Corso
After reading this article and learning how expensive and high maintenance this cross is, you might be thinking that this hybrid dog isn’t a good choice for you. Well, what then? An option would be to for either one of the purebred parents, however don’t think that they don’t need a lot of attention two. But why not see how these two compare, in a battle between the Cane Corso vs Dogo Argentino.
Let’s start with the obvious differences. The Dogo Argentino is white with a darker patch over the eyes, while the Cane Corso is normally black, though it can also appear in fawn, red, and gray colors. However, color isn’t the only factor that distinguishes these two canines.
The Dogo Argentino has a short, smooth coat and a huge head supported by a broad but graceful neck. Their bodies are balanced and sturdy, with straight forelegs and muscular hindquarters, and they appear graceful and thin. Males reach a height of roughly 27 inches, while females reach a height of about 25-26 inches, similar to the Cane Corso.
While the Cane Corso is similarly robust and strong, often called the dog of war. He is also much bulkier than the Dogo, weighing up to 150 pounds compared to the Dogo’s much smaller 100 pounds. The Cane Corso has a short coat that is similar to that of the Dogo, but it is thicker and stiffer, and they have a little more frightening appearance.
When it comes to temperament and demeanor, there isn’t much to distinguish these two species, however the Dogo is a little more quiet and even-tempered. Both make excellent guard and protector dogs, which is not surprising given their background and heritage.