Dogo Guatemalteco Breed Maintenance
Even though the Dogo Guatemalteco has a short, harsh coat they do require regular grooming. Their coat does shed heavily and it sheds all year. Because they are such heavy shedders expect to brush them a few times a week using a slicker brush, natural bristle brush or even a hound mitt. Without regular brushing, their hair will gather on the furniture, carpet or clothing. The Dogo Guatemalteco needs to be introduced to the different aspects of grooming at an early age so they become comfortable with being handled, having their toenails trimmed and ears cleaned. Toenails should be trimmed every few weeks; however, you should handle their feet every time they are brushed to keep them used to having their feet touched. The Dogo Guatemalteco can be susceptible to skin allergies and should not be overly bathed or bathed with harsh shampoos. They do drool moderately, especially after eating or drinking; keep a drool rag close by to wipe their face when needed.