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American Staffordshire Terrier vs Dogo Cubano – Which is the better breed?

"What should I choose?" American Staffordshire Terrier or Dogo Cubano? Is American Staffordshire Terrier better than Dogo Cubano?
American Staffordshire TerrierDogo Cubano
Name American Staffordshire Terrier Dogo Cubano
Origins United States Cuba
GroupHunting DogsExtinct
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Other Names Amstaff, Stafford, Staffy Cuban Dogge, Cuban Bloodhound, Cuban Mastiff
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
Price $800-$1000
If you choose to purchase the American Staffordshire Terrier, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the American Staffordshire Terrier gets to a happy place.
Unavailable
Unfortunately the Dogo Cubano is an extinct dog breed, so there isn’t any available price range or breeder in the world for purchasing this breed.
Size Medium Giant
Weight 57-67 pounds (25-30 kg) 90-120 pounds (41-54 kg)
Avg. Weight 62 pounds (27.5 kg) 105 pounds (47.5 kg)
Height Male: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm), Female: 16-18 inches (41-46 cm) 20-22 inches (51-56 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 18 inches (45.5 cm), Female: 17 inches (43.5 cm) 21 inches (53 cm)
Coat Fine Flat
Colors Brown Blue White Black Rusty Brown
Grooming
Effortless: The American Staffordshire Terrier requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. American Staffordshire Terrier is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Effortless: The Dogo Cubano requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Dogo Cubano is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
American Staffordshire Terriers shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. American Staffordshire Terriers could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.
Dogo Cubanos shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Temperament Attentive Devoted Loyal Intelligent Courageous Friendly Tenacious Fighter Guarding Protective Dangerous
Intelligent Rank
Smart: American Staffordshire Terrier's intelligence is above average. Tricks and commands can be trained easily. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 70% of the time or better.
Smart: Dogo Cubano's intelligence is above average. Tricks and commands can be trained easily. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 70% of the time or better.
Trainability
American Staffordshire Terriers are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Dogo Cubanos are very easy to train. They easily find out the association between commands and actions.
Playfulness
The American Staffordshire Terrier is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Dogo Cubanos don't really like playing. You need to find other activity to make them happy.
Sensitivity Level
American Staffordshire Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for a moderate punishment.
Dogo Cubanos are less sensitive than other dog breeds. They aren't receptive to their owner's emotions and handle soft punishment quite well. They don't mind an always changing daily routine, a hectic household, young children, noisy environment and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
American Staffordshire Terriers are loving and affectionate dogs. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Dogo Cubanos don't bond too closely with their owner. This breed is often aloof and distant.
Social Needs
American Staffordshire Terriers are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Dogo Cubanos are kinda antisocial. This breed doesn't like being around people all the time, they tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Average: The American Staffordshire Terrier barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Average to high: The Dogo Cubano is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
American Staffordshire Terriers are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but observation isn't considered as their main job.
Dogo Cubanos are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Dogo Cubanos will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
American Staffordshire Terriers are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective to their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Dogo Cubanos strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential Low
The American Staffordshire Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
High
The Dogo Cubano has a high chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
American Staffordshire Terriers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but American Staffordshire Terriers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Dogo Cubanos have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Dogo Cubanos need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
American Staffordshire Terriers have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Dogo Cubanos are not the biggest explorers. They have low wanderlust potential. Low chance for escaping from home with this breed.
Prey Drive
American Staffordshire Terrier have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Dogo Cubanos have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Dogo Cubanos are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on leash.
Apartment Friendly
American Staffordshire Terriers are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle. They need to be outside in the garden, or you must walk them for a few hours every day.
Dogo Cubanos are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Adaptability
American Staffordshire Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Dogo Cubanos don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't like moving from one place to another.
Stranger Friendly
American Staffordshire Terriers are stranger friendly dogs.
Dogo Cubanos are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
American Staffordshire Terriers are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Dogo Cubanos are not kid-friendly dogs. This breed is not recommended for families with children.
Cat Friendly
American Staffordshire Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dogo Cubanos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
American Staffordshire Terriers are not dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the American Staffordshire Terrier is not the best choice.
Dogo Cubanos are not dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Dogo Cubano is not the best choice.
Health Issues
American Staffordshire Terriers are healthy dogs, but there are some health issues you may have to check on regularly at the vet.
Dogo Cubanos tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 8-10 years
Hypoallergenic No
American Staffordshire Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
No
Dogo Cubanos don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
American Staffordshire Terriers have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Dogo Cubanos have a lower energy level than other dogs. If you live a chilled life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
American Staffordshire Terriers need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Dogo Cubanos don't need too much exercise. A few daily walks should be enough for them.
Sleeping Need
American Staffordshire Terriers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Dogo Cubanos like sleeping so they do sleep a lot. They're not the most active dog breed. If you live an active life, this breed can be a bad choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption American Staffordshire Terriers should be given a diet formulated for a mid-to-large size dog with moderate energy levels. 4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average. The American Staffordshire Terrier has a low to the average risk for obesity. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight change, consult your veterinarian to make a meal plan, and measure the American Staffordshire Terrier's weight regularly.
High: The Dogo Cubano breed has a strong tendency to overweight. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you want to keep balance, increase the amount and frequency of your daily dog walk and play with the Dogo Cubano more often. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Dogo Cubano's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers warm weather
Stinkiness Medium
The American Staffordshire Terrier has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
High
The Dogo Cubano has a high chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
The American Staffordshire Terrier is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
The Dogo Cubano is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool much more than others, just like the Dogo Cubano. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
Gestation Length 60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female American Staffordshire Terrier: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Dogo Cubano: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the American Staffordshire Terrier, Dogo Cubano have a litter? Twice a year (maximum) Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size 5-10 puppies 3-5 puppies