Dogos need lots of exercise! They are very
active, playful dogs and regular exercise
is of vital importance in order for them
to preserve their famous muscle tone.
Since the coat is short and has no undercoat,
it is quite easy to maintain. Brushing the
coat once or twice a week is basically enough.
However, one should be aware of that Dogos
have sensitive skin and are prone to skin
irritations and allergies. When bathing
your Dogo, always use a gentle dog shampoo.
Dogos are also sensitive to sunlight and
can easily get sunburn, so never ever leave
them outside in the sun for an extended
period of time. Last but not least, for
being such a shorthaired breed; Dogos tend
to shed more than one might think.
A Dogo´s nails grow relatively fast,
so they should be trimmed regularly, every
two weeks or so. If the nails get too long
they can easily get caught in blankets and
other things. Also, too long nails can make
it painful for your Dogo to walk. If you
don’t feel like cutting the nails
yourself, there are plenty of vets and grooming
places out there that can do it for you!
Cleaning the Ears
If your Dogo´s ears are cropped, you will soon notice that they tend to collect a lot of dirt. It is very important to keep your dog’s ears nice, dry and clean. Use a soft tissue or a cotton ball (never a Q-Tip) to wipe the ears clean. If your Dogo starts shaking his head a lot or scratching his ears, it is time to give the ears some extra attention. Also, if your dog’s ears start to smell funny, you should talk to your vet since this often is a sign of some kind of fungus or infection.
your Dogo a bath
Dogos tend to love a good bath, but it is
not necessary to bath them unless they are
actually dirty. Since their skin is sensitive,
you should choose a mild shampoo for your
It is a really good idea to clean your Dogo’s
teeth from time to time, since this prevents
him from getting both bad breath and bad
teeth and gums. You’ll find finger
toothbrushes and toothpaste for dogs in
basically any pet store, so try to do some
brushing. (You should NEVER use toothpaste
for humans when brushing your dog’s
teeth, since this is toxic to dogs).
Many Dogo owners usually don’t brush
their Dogo’s teeth until it is absolutely
necessary. By this time, your Dogo will
probably not let you brush his teeth since
he is not used to it. In this case, try
to get him to chew on those “teeth-cleaning-chews”
you’ll find in the pet store. They
do help and dogs tend to love them!
Another solution is of course to let your vet clean your dog’s teeth. This is usually a fast procedure, but one that involves anesthetizing your dog.