Large, powerful and territorial, it is said to be able to overpower the intruder in less than 5 seconds. The Dogo Belgrado is extremely aggressive towards strange people and dogs, needing experienced and responsible handling. Skin issues and deafness are common health problems.
The coat is short and thick, coming in a variety of white-based colours, but the so-called Harlequin colouring is preferred. Average height is around 32 inches, but much larger dogs are common.