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Cougar v Dogo Argentino

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  • Cougar

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Cougar - Puma concolor
The cougar (Puma concolor), also known as puma, mountain lion, mountain cat, catamount or panther, depending on the region, is a mammal of the family Felidae, native to the Americas. This large, solitary cat has the greatest range of any large wild terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere, extending from Yukon in Canada to the southern Andes of South America. An adaptable, generalist species, the cougar is found in every major American habitat type. It is the second heaviest cat in the American continents after the jaguar. Although large, the cougar is most closely related to smaller felines. Cougars are slender and agile cats. They are the fourth largest cats and adults stand about 60 to 76 centimeters (2.0 to 2.5 ft) tall at the shoulders. The length of adult males is around 2.4 meters (8 ft) long nose to tail, with overall ranges between 1.5 and 2.75 m (5 and 9 ft) nose to tail suggested for the species in general. Males typically weigh 53 to 100 kilograms (115 to 220 pounds), averaging 62 kg (137 lb). Females typically weigh between 29 and 64 kg (64 and 141 lb), averaging 42 kg (93 lb). Cougar size is smallest close to the equator, and larger towards the poles. The largest recorded cougar was shot in Arizona and weighed 125.5 kilograms (276 pounds) after its intestines were removed, indicating that in life it could have weighed nearly 136.2 kilograms (300 pounds). Several male cougars in British Columbia weighed between 86.4 and 95.5 kilograms (190 to 210 pounds).

Dogo Argentino
The Dogo Argentino (also known as the Argentine Dogo) is a large, white, muscular dog that was developed in Argentina primarily for the purpose of big-game hunting, including wild boar and puma; the breeder, Antonio Nores Martinez, also wanted a dog that would exhibit steadfast bravery and willingly protect its human companion to the death. The Dogo Argentino is a large white short-coated dog with a smooth muscular body that rarely has any markings (any type of marking or spot on the coat is considered a flaw). Height: From 23 ½ to 26 inches inches (females) or 24 to 27 inches (males), measured at the withers. Weight: From 80 to 100 pounds. The length of the body is just slightly longer than the height, but female dogs may be somewhat longer in body than male dogs. The length of the front leg (measured from point of elbow to the ground) is approximately equal to one-half of the dog's height at the withers. The head has a broad, slightly domed skull and the muzzle is slightly higher at the nose than the stop, when viewed in profile. The tail is set low, thick at the base and tapers to a point. It has been described as looking similar to an American Bulldog or a tall, solid white American Pit Bull Terrier.


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Based on the interactions posted above, I strongly favour the Dogo. It seems to be able to easily dominate a similar sized puma.

I would only support a 150+ lb British Columbian tom cougar.


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Based on the interactions posted above, I strongly favour the Dogo. It seems to be able to easily dominate a similar sized puma.

I would only support a 150+ lb British Columbian tom cougar.
Ehh, rough. That's a big cougar. A 125lb Dogo could pull it off on its birthday with Jesus Christ looming over him. Cougars average 110-140lbs for males, and I'd give a 115lb Dogo good odds up until about 130lbs which is where I really have to put my money where my mouth is. I'd be apprehensive, but I may favor the Dogo.
Dogos do not do well past 125lbs, usually 120lbs is their limit and 100-115lbs is their average. Running catch dog Dogos were historically 85-95lb dogs that hunted in packs. Now Dogos are ''drop dogs'' with a lot of stopping power which puts them in good stead to fight a cougar but worse overall sort of.
A cougar of 135-150lbs would likely require an O'Halloran Hound, Bullwolfhound or Bully Kutta to beat. And I'm sure they'd win, but the Dogo is too small and the feline is too strong. Cougars are genuinely shitty fighters but their forelimbs at 130lbs start getting strong enough to consider grappling down a Dogo.