Dogo Argentino vs Akbash Dog

Compare the Dogo Argentino to the Akbash Dog. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Dogo Argentinos and Akbash Dogs.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Neither the Dogo Argentino or the Akbash Dog are ideal for new owners, but the Akbash Dog is strongly discouraged for new or inexperienced owners.
  • Children - The Dogo Argentino is okay with children, but the Akbash Dog does not do well with children.
  • Grooming - The Dogo Argentino is easy to groom while the Akbash Dog has moderate grooming needs.
  • Barking - The Akbash Dog bark/howls frequently. The Dogo Argentino has an average level of barking.
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Dogo Argentino vs Akbash Dog
Dogo Argentino
Breed NameDogo ArgentinoAkbash Dog
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan10-12 yrs.10-12 yrs.
Height24-30 in.27-32 in.
Weight75-110 lb75-140 lb
IntelligenceAverageHigh
History
Origin CountryArgentinaTurkey
Origin Year1928 AD1000 BC
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessGoodGood
Family FriendlyVery GoodBelow Average
Kid FriendlyBelow AveragePoor
Pet FriendlyBelow AverageBelow Average
Stranger FriendlyBelow AveragePoor
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentNoNo
IndoorYesYes
Small YardYesNo
Medium YardYesYes
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹45°F to 80°F20°F to 70°F
Barks/HowlsBelow AverageVery Often
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighMedium
Exercise RequiredHighHigh
Top Running Speed25 mph28 mph
StrengthVery HighHigh
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceLowMedium
SheddingMediumMedium-High
DanderLowMedium
Drool AmountLowNone

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameDogo ArgentinoAkbash Dog
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoYes
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageYesNo
Focused & PatientNoYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageAverage
ChasingBelow AverageAverage
Follow CommandsBelow AverageAverage
FightingBelow AverageBelow Average
GuardingHighHigh
HerdingBelow AverageAverage
HuntingAverageAverage
ProtectionHighAverage
Remove VerminBelow AverageAverage
SleddingBelow AverageAverage
WatchBelow AverageHigh
Health Comparison
Breed NameDogo ArgentinoAkbash Dog
Lifespan
Lifespan10-12 yrs.10-12 yrs.
Common Health Issues
AllergiesYesNo
BloatNoYes
CancerYesNo
DeafnessYesNo
EpilepsyNoYes
Heart ProblemsNoYes
Hip DysplasiaYesYes
HypothyroidismYesYes
Luxating PatellaNoYes
Umbilical HerniasNoYes
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameDogo ArgentinoAkbash Dog
Coat
FurYesNo
HairNoYes
Coat Type
Single CoatYesNo
Double CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
StraightYesYes
RoughNoYes
WoolyNoYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesYes
MediumNoYes
Coat Color(s)
WhiteYesYes