Brazilian Dogo

USD $400-$600 Price Avg.

Working Dogs


Cross Breed

Breed Type

Large, Medium


13-14 years


Breed Information

Group Working Dogs
Popularity/Rank 346
Origin Brazil
Other Names Brazilian Dogge, Bull boxer, Bull boxer, Dogue Brasileiro
Breed Type Cross Breed
Price (Avg.) USD $400-$600
How much does a Brazilian Dogo cost?
According to a rough estimate, you will spend between $400 to $600 on your Brazilian Dogo if you purchase it from a reputable breeder. If you select a dog with exceptional bloodlines, the price may be higher. The price might even be higher if the dog has already been trained. You'll usually pay less if you get a Brazilian Dogo from a shelter.
Size Large, Medium
Weight Male: 64–95 pounds (29–43 kg) Female: 51–86 pounds (23–39 kg)
Height Male: 21–24 inches (54–60 cm),
Female: 20–23 inches (50–58 cm)
Lifespan 13-14 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Protection
Date of Origin 1930
Ancestry Mastiff, Bulldog, Bull Terrier

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Dense, Hard, Shiny
Coat Colors Any color
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Hazel, Amber, Brown, Blue, Green
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Tan, Pink, Red, Blue
Coat Color Possibilities White, Fawn, Brindle, Black, Brown, Grey
Coat Length Short
Coat Density Medium
Coat Texture Smooth and short
Recommended Brushes Slicker brush, pin brush, shedding blade, undercoat rake, mat comb, nail clippers.
Brushing Frequency Once a week

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Affectionate, Caring, Energetic, Loyal
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level Low
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 20 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 5 to 6 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 3.5 cups
Daily Cost $50-$100
Monthly Cost The cost of a Brazilian Dogo can vary depending on the breeder, but typically ranges from $1,500 to $2,500.


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Brazilian Dogo have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 1-10 puppies, average 5 (Once a year.)


The Brazilian Dogo is a large, muscular breed of dog that originated in Brazil. It is a cross between the Bulldog and the Mastiff, and it has become popular in recent years due to its loyal and protective nature. The Brazilian Dogo has a short, thick coat that can be white, black, or brindle in color. Its eyes are usually dark brown or black.

The average lifespan of the Brazilian Dogo is 10-12 years. They typically weigh between 70-90 pounds and stand at 24-27 inches tall at the shoulder. They have strong bones and muscles which make them well suited for activities such as agility training or weight pulling competitions.

The personality of the Brazilian Dogo is one of loyalty and protection towards its family members. They are very intelligent dogs that can be trained easily with patience and consistency from their owners. They are also very affectionate towards their families but can be wary of strangers if not properly socialized from an early age.

Brazilian Dogos are generally friendly with other dogs, children, and other animals if they have been properly socialized from an early age. However, they may become aggressive if provoked or threatened by another animal or person so it’s important to monitor interactions between your dog and others closely when out in public places such as parks or beaches where there may be other animals present.

The temperament of the Brazilian Dogo is one of alertness combined with gentleness towards its family members but also protectiveness when needed which makes them excellent guard dogs for homes with children present as well as being great companions for active families who enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking or running together on a regular basis.

The health of the Brazilian Dogo is generally good although they may suffer from hip dysplasia like many large breeds do so it’s important to ensure your dog gets regular checkups with your vet to monitor any potential issues before they become serious problems down the line.

In terms of adaptability level, this breed does best in homes where there are plenty of people around to provide companionship throughout the day since they thrive on human interaction more than anything else; however they can also do well living alone provided that their owners give them plenty of exercise each day to keep them mentally stimulated while you’re away at work or school etc.. The benefits associated with owning a Brazilian Dogo include having an incredibly loyal companion who will always look out for you no matter what life throws your way!


The Brazilian Dogo is a large, white, short-haired dog breed. The head is large and square, with a short muzzle. The ears are small and erect. The eyes are dark and almond-shaped. The body is muscular and compact. The tail is thick at the base and tapers to a point. The coat is short, smooth, and dense.

The Brazilian Dogo was developed in Brazil in the early 20th century by Antonio Nores Martínez. It is descended from the Cordoba Fighting Dog of Argentina, which was itself developed from a cross between the English Bulldog and the extinct English White Terrier. In order to create a dog that was more agile than the Bulldog and had a better chance of winning fights, Martinez also added some Boxer into the mix.

The Brazilian Dogo was used for dog fighting, but it was also kept as a pet by many Brazilians. It became quite popular in Brazil during the 1950s and 1960s. However, by the 1970s, the breed had become quite rare due to changing attitudes towards dog fighting and increasing regulations against it.

In order to save the Brazilian Dogo from extinction, Martinez decided to send some of his dogs to America in 1974. He gave them to Dr. William Sacks, who began breeding them under the name "Dogo Argentino". The breed quickly gained popularity in America and Europe as a companion dog and family pet. It was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2006 under its original name of "Brazilian Dogo".

Today, the Brazilian Dogo is still quite rare compared to other breeds, but its numbers are slowly increasing as more people learn about this unique breed of dog.