|Sensitivity to strangers|
|Affection for family|
|Suitable for first-time owners|
|Ease of grooming|
The Uruguayan Cimarron is a four-legged one that may seem intimidating for most people but, in reality, it possesses a really big heart.
Obviously from Uruguay, the Uruguayan Cimarron is a robust dog that is quite unknown outside of its country of origin. It belongs to group number 2 in the FCI, the one that corresponds to Pinscher dogs and Schnauzers, molossers, and Swedish Shepherds. We mentioned it is sturdy and quite large when it comes to its dimensions.
It is a four-legged muscular dog, with a solid build. Its short hair stands out with its developed muscles and the typical color of the Uruguayan Cimarron is tawny. They can also be pale yellow with a black face.
Uruguayan Cimarron: Characteristics
The average size for an Uruguayan Cimarron is around 23-24 inches (58-61 cm) for males, and a little less for females, while the maximum weight is around 99 lb (45 cm) for males, and 88 lb (40 kg) for females. As it was mentioned, this bodyguard’s body is quite “toned” and thanks to these pictures this can be appreciated.
The tail is quite thick and of medium length, it tends to carry it bent upwards. As regards its extremities, the Uruguayan Cimarron’s legs are straight and parallel, muscular and strong, held by a rather solid bone structure. The feet have an oval shape and quite compact fingers, these are accompanied in its typical loose and powerful trot, which is also fast and composed.
Uruguayan Cimarron: Training
Its affectionate character and complicity lead it to look for a friend to take on adventures (its owner). This also causes that, during its puppyhood, its educational phase is less complex than you may imagine. Training sessions, undoubtedly, must be planned and you must follow through with them with faithfulness and coherence. Each training session cannot last more than twenty minutes and must be carried out in a calm and fun environment; otherwise, it is better to suspend them.
Of course, each correct behavior must be rewarded with positive reinforcement: as soon as our furry friend understands that obedience brings about a succulent prize. After this, it is done: our Uruguayan Cimarron will be delighted to do all the activities you want to teach to it. We could say that you win its heart through its mouth.
Uruguayan Cimarron: Health
It is sturdy and rustic, therefore it is not prone to certain conditions. The only risk that you should bear in mind is the potential appearance of hip dysplasia.
If our Uruguayan Cimarron seems to be always tired and does not want to move as usual, then you will have to call your vet to schedule an appointment and any diagnostic test. Depending on how serious it is, your dog will be prescribed a pharmacological treatment or surgery.
Uruguayan Cimarron: Temperament
Although its physique may be intimidating, we should not fear this dog, since it has an extremely balanced character. It is an intelligent animal and it is very courageous. It becomes really attached to its owner and uses all its bravery to defend him, but not to attack for no reason.
Uruguayan Cimarron: Breeders and Puppies
This Uruguayan Cimarron was officially recognized by the FCI in the year 2006, but its origin is still being investigated. There are some who claim that it descends from molossers who arrived in America with the Spanish people, but there is still no evidence to support this.
It is essential that you buy a dog from a reliable breeder so that you can be sure that your puppy has been:
- Bred for good health and temperament;
- Well-selected (this means that its parents were chosen without genetic diseases);
- Properly socialized, so that it is not too fearful or too aggressive;
- Vaccinated and well-groomed.
In addition, if you adopt a puppy, the reliable breeder will provide you with a veterinary certificate which states that the animal has been dewormed and is completely healthy.
You can always ask for the pedigree, which is essential: it allows you to check the purity of the dog’s breed. An animal with a pedigree has certain characteristics of its breed that differentiate it from the rest.
Uruguayan Cimarron: Price, and Puppies for Sale
The average price for an Uruguayan Cimarron puppy may oscillate between 900 and 1300 dollars, or 800-1100 English pounds. In some countries, like England, Canada, the US, Australia, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa, India, or New Zealand, price is difficult to be established, since it is not a widespread breed. Finding a specimen in a certified and reliable establishment is quite hard.
Now that we have clarified all the most important aspects, you can go in search of your new 4-legged friend, who is surely waiting for you.