Dogo Argentino vs Broholmer

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

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - The Broholmer is an okay choice for new or inexperienced owners, but the Dogo Argentino is not recommended for new owners.
  • Children - The Broholmer is very child friendly. The Dogo Argentino does okay around kids, but is not as tolerant as the Broholmer.
  • Grooming - The Dogo Argentino is very easy to groom. The Broholmer has high grooming requirements.
  • Barking - Both the Dogo Argentino and Broholmer are average barkers.
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Dogo Argentino vs Broholmer
Dogo Argentino
Broholmer Dog Breed
Breed NameDogo ArgentinoBroholmer
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan10-12 yrs.7-12 yrs.
Height24-30 in.22-30 in.
Weight75-110 lb90-150 lb
IntelligenceAverageAverage
History
Origin CountryArgentinaDenmark
Origin Year1928 AD1500 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessGoodGood
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyBelow AverageVery Good
Pet FriendlyBelow AverageGood
Stranger FriendlyBelow AverageAverage
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
Living Environment
ApartmentNoNo
IndoorYesYes
Small YardYesNo
Medium YardYesYes
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹45°F to 80°F30°F to 75°F
Barks/HowlsBelow AverageOften
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighMedium
Exercise RequiredHighMedium
Top Running Speed25 mph20 mph
StrengthVery HighVery High
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceLowHigh
SheddingMediumHigh
DanderLowMedium
Drool AmountLowMedium

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 ArgentinoBroholmer
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageYesYes
Focused & PatientNoNo
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageVery Low
ChasingBelow AverageBelow Average
Follow CommandsBelow AverageBelow Average
FightingBelow AverageBelow Average
GuardingHighHigh
HerdingBelow AverageAverage
HuntingAverageAverage
ProtectionHighBelow Average
Remove VerminBelow AverageBelow Average
SleddingBelow AverageBelow Average
WatchBelow AverageAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameDogo ArgentinoBroholmer
Lifespan
Lifespan10-12 yrs.7-12 yrs.
Common Health Issues
AllergiesYesNo
CancerYesNo
CataractsNoYes
DeafnessYesNo
EctropionNoYes
Elbow DysplasiaNoYes
EntropionNoYes
Hip DysplasiaYesYes
HypothyroidismYesNo
Progressive Retinal AtrophyNoYes
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameDogo ArgentinoBroholmer
Coat
FurYesYes
Coat Type
Single CoatYesNo
Double CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
StraightYesYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesYes
Coat Color(s)
WhiteYesNo
BlackNoYes
Red GoldenNoYes
YellowNoYes