The Dogo Guatemalteco, formerly known as the Guatemalan Bull Terrier by the untrained observer, could easily be mistaken for the Dogo Argentino. Characteristically the Dogo Guatemalteco is all white and shares much of the same breed heritage as the Dogo Argentino, with the additional claim of Dalmation included and minus some of the others listed in the Dogo. The primary breeds said to make up the Dogo Guatemalteco are the old type Bull Terrier, Boxer, and Dalmation. Its exact lineage, however, is unknown beyond these reported influences.
When comparing the two breeds against one another, some key points to look for are that the Dogo Guatemalteco will tend to be slightly shorter and smaller and will often have more patching on its head, particularly around the eyes.
While the breed is known as the national breed of Guatemala, there seems to be a waning interest in the breed that, if it goes unaddressed, could see this breed lost to extinction.
If the breed is able to find itself back into popularity, and enough of the breed is established as a strong base, it could be considered a potential stock dog for the newly developing American Bully breed. However, care should first be given to stabilizing the breed's existence in its pure form before consideration in adding to the American Bully stock unless viable mates are unavailable.