Uruguayan Cimarron

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The CIMARRÓN URUGUAYO is a medium sized dog of molossian type. It is strong, compact, with heavy bones, well muscled and agile. According to some, they are descended from dogs introduced by the Spanish and Portuguese conquerors of Uruguay.

The Uruguayan Cimarron lived in the country and bred among themselves. Natural selection had as a result that only the fitter, the stronger and more clever individuals survived. This is how the Cimarrón evolved to its present standard. The Cimarrón Uruguayo is used for guarding, hunting, and all dog sports in its native Uruguay.


Brindle or fawn of all shades, with or without mask. Fawns may have black shadings.

White marks are allowed in the following places: under jaw, throat, fore chest, abdomen and lower part of legs.


Short, smooth, close to the body, with undercoat.

Health Issues:

The Cimarrón Uruguayo should be tested for hip and elbow dysplasia before breeding.


The Cimarron is balanced, intelligent and of great courage. As with all large and powerful breeds, the Cimarrón Uruguayo must be socialized at and early age if it is to live with a family. Children should not be left unattended with Cimarron Dogs.

Living Environment:

Recommended environment is a house with a yard or garden. The Maroon Dog needs plenty of space and exercise. It is a natural guardian of animals and territory therefore it feels frustrated in small confined spaces.