The Dogo Argentino needs an experienced pet owner. Here is your informative A-list of Dogo Argentino. They are also known as Argentine Dogo or Argentinian Mastiff. This dog breed is originated from Argentina. In 1920’s, Dr. Antonio Nores Martinez wanted to develop a dog breed which were fearless big game hunter and guardian. He started with the Cordoba Fighting dog; this dog breed is extinct today. Few of other breeds were used to cross with Dogo Argentino, which are Spanish Mastiff, Old English Bulldog, Bull Terrier, Great Dane, Boxer, Great Pyrenees, Dogue de Bordeaux, Pointer and Irish wolfhound. It became energetic fearless hunter.
The Dogo Argentino involves dog fighting in some countries as Britain and some part of South Africa. In 1991, this dog breed was banned due to Dog Dangerous Act. The Dogo Argentino is also banned in Australia.
Facts about Dogo Argentino
- Temperament – The Dogo Argentino is powerful, loyal, intelligent and playful. The Dogo Argentino puppies need an experienced pet owner to take care of them as they need plenty of patient, love and attention. They are friendly and affectionate with family, they can get along with children and other pets that are raise up together with them. It is better to start off their training and socialization skill since puppyhood. The Dogo Argentino is aggressive towards other dogs of same sex if they don’t know them at early stage. Since they are fearless big game hunter, they train for multiple tasks such as rescue and search or military work. The Dogo Argentino is not common family pet. This dog breed cannot stand with cold climate, do not bring them outside during cold weather.
- Appearance – The Dogo Argentino is large sized smooth muscular dog. The length of body is longer than it’s tall, they have wide and deep chest. They have loose skin around their neck, their muzzle is same length as their skull. They come with strong jaw and intense expression. The Dogo Argentino has rounded shape head and comes with a pair of triangular shaped ears, it is usually cropped to make them stand erect. They have thick, short and glossy coat in white color. They do not have odor.
Dogo Argentino Breed Information
|Height||61 – 69cm (male and female)|
|Weight||36 – 45kg (male and female)|
|Life Span||10 – 12 years|
|Exercise Ability||Daily and long walks is needed, let them run around at fenced yard|
|Grooming Requirements||Brush daily with bristle brush and trim their nails often because it grows very quickly, this breed is constant shedder|
|Environment||Indoor or fenced yard|
|Recognition||NKC, FCI, ACR, APRI, DRA, ACA|
The Dogo Argentino does not have common health problems.