Brittney: Opinions on a dogo argentino in the same house as a chihuahua?
I heard the dogo is a good dog that is easy to train. Do you think a male would get a long ok with a little female chihuahua?
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Answer by Dont Litter! Taking a break
I dont know about that one. Maybe if raised from the beginning with the chi. But dogos are in a different league than most breeds. They are a renown hunting breed bred to take down wild boar. These dogs are HIGHLY prey driven.
Answer by ★☆★☆★ Gain
It should be okay, SHOULD. But you need to make sure that both dogs are aware of each others size, and their own. Dont want Dogo crushing little Chi now, do we? Just so you know, here in the UK Dogos are listed as a dangerous breed and are banned, so make sure theyre not banned where you live :)
Answer by Alex
My female dogo and male chihuahua are fine together. The male is fixed, but not the female.
Answer by marifromsyc
The dogo argentino is a large, strong dog with a high prey drive, meaning that it's in its nature to hunt down other animals. That doesn't make it a bad dog; that's what it was bred to do. In many homes, the dogo makes a wonderful pet; it's trainable and is great with people. But you do need to understand its limitaions; every breed of dogs has them, and understanding what they are and how to work with them is the key to being a good owner.
I would imagine, if you're determined to have a dogo, your best bet would be to get a young puppy from a very reliable breeder who can match you up with a pup with a softer temperament, then raise it with your chihuahua. But honestly, if it were me, I wouldn't even go there. Training can only go so far in counteracting genetics. Even in innocent play, the possibility would always be there that the larger, stronger dogo could seriously injure or kill the tiny, delicate Chihuahua.
Sorry- that's my advice.
Answer by Keith
If you get a dogo as a puppy and raise it with the chiuaua it should work fine. however in the event of a through down the dogo will win.
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