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This is the homepage from the Dogo Argentino Club of America:

DACA Main: “The Dogo Argentino Club of America is the Original Parent Club, for the Dogo Argentino in the United States.

Welcome to our web site. We hope to provide our members as well as the public, educational and important information concerning the Dogo Argentino. The DACA has been an active club and registry since 1985. We hope you enjoy your visit to the DACA site, and learn a lot about this valiant breed as well as enjoy the many new and exciting additions to these pages.”

There is lots of good information available here at this website. A definite to check out!


Dogo Argentino

Here is a quick description of the Dogo Argentino Breed of Dog:

Dogo Argentino: “Description: As an endurance hound much like the Irish Wolfhound ancestor the Dogo Argentino (Dogo’s) are expected to track wild boar across vast pampas, corner the animal and attack and hold it for the hunters. They are capable of incredible bursts of speed for short distances, but are known for covering long distances at a gallop. Having cornered the boar, the Dogo Argentino must have enough strength in reserve to attack and hold a wild boar weighing up to 400 pounds. The Dogo Argentino’s crave close physical contact with their people, a Dogo Argentino never lays at your feet, they lay on your feet. They are a reliable family guardian, interested in all activities and enjoying guests along with their family. Should the Dogo Argentino discern a direct threat to any member of their family, they will act to protect that person. A warm body and soft couch will keep a Dogo Argentino quiet for hours.

Other Names: Argentinian Mastiff

Height: Minimum 23 inches

Weight: 100 to 130 lbs in proportion to height

Color: White with possible ticking

Coat: The Dogo Argentino coat should be thick and glossy and feel like satin.

Temperament: The Dogo Argentino is not hyperactive, but young Dogo Argentino are inquisitive and keep themselves busy investigating everything. They are excellent for game hunting, friendly towards people, especially children. Very good guardians, faithful and docile, They make excellent guide dogs for the blind. They can be trained for tracking, drug detection, support dogs, police dogs, therapy dogs, search & rescue, bomb detection etc.

With Children: Dogo Argentino’s love children with a passion.

With Pets: The Dogo Argentino should be socialized with other animals and dogs at an early age to eliminate aggression towards them.

Watch-dog: High

Guard-dog: Very High

Care and Exercise: The Dogo Argentino is a clean house dog that needs little coat care, once a week grooming with a rubber curry to keep the coat and skin in good condition. The Dogo Argentino skin is sensitive and can sunburn, so shade should be available when the Dogo Argentino is outside for long periods of time. Use only gentle shampoos or those made for white coats when bathing. The mature Dogo Argentino needs regular exercise to maintain their muscle structure

Training: Dogo Argentino are natural heelers and respond wonderfully to positive reinforcement and motivation training. They enjoy working and pleasing their owners. On the other hand, Dogo Argentino’s don’t do well with force training and may be stubborn to a forceful attitude.

Learning Rate: The Dogo Argentino is very intelligent and house train easily


Living Environment: A Dogo Argentino loves to be indoors with their family, laying on the couch. A large yard with room to play in the shade is necessary. They are naturally strong and enjoy long runs.

Health Issues: 10% of Dogo Argentino’s are born deaf.

Life Span:

Litter Size:

Country of Origin: Argentina
History: The Dogo Argentino was developed in Argentina in the late 1920’s by doctors Antonio and Agustin Nores Martinez, dog enthusiasts and avid hunters. The Dogo Argentino was primarily intended to be used as a hunting dog, guardian and all around family dog. As a guard dog, the Dogo Argentino was expected not only to bark a warning at strangers and stop intruders, but to do so with such determination as to fight an intruder to the death, if needed, without being distracted by any injury inflicted to itself during the course of the battle. The base stock was made up of 10 different breeds: They used the Old Cordoba Fighting Dog as the basis (now extinct) and then cross bred Mastiffs, Bulldogs and Bull Terriers, Boxer, English Pointer, Bull Terrier, Old English Bulldog, Mastiff, Dogue De Bordeaux, Harlequin Great Dane, Pyrenean Mastiff and Irish Wolfhound.

First Registered by AKC: Foundation Stock Service – 1996

Class: Working Hound

Registries: FCI”

We will be posting more specific information regarding Dogo Argentinos but this is some quick information in case any of our viewers are not familiar with the Breed.

Corona: The Dogo Argentino Breed of Dog

Our Dogo Argentino and Our Cat

A dog known for it’s ability to hunt, our Dogo Argentino has proved itself as quite the loyal dog and a very good companion for kids, adults, and pets alike. The books we read about the Dogo Argentino breed did not encourage bringing a dog up with other smaller animals as its aggressive nature may dominate but we took our chance.

Getting Corona, our dog, at a young age, 12 weeks in our years and less than two years in dog years, we already had a cat weighing in at 20 lbs who thought he could hold his own. He did and our Dogo was the scared one but they soon became equals. Although the dog and cat have their bouts of jealousy, our dog is not always the ruler of our domain. There are sometimes that we turn our heads to see Russ’s head in Coronas mouth but never does her strong dog jaw hurt her feline friend.

Depending on the characteristic of a cat and your dog, mixing household pets is always entertaining. As long as you are bringing your Dogo Argentino up to be a friend your dog will get along with almost anything. Our dog’s attitude has taken over and now even our cat thinks he’s a dog!

Corona: The Dogo Argentino Breed Of Dog

A Dogo Argentino and Her Friend the Pitbull

This sunny afternoon was a perfect opportunity for two dogs to meet. On this dog day of summer the dogs were the center of attention and were intent to impress. Cautious in the beginning, it didn’t take much sniffing for our dog to approve of the other, and the other dog to submit to her. Although very playful, a Dogo Argentino shows dominance quicker than a lot of other dogs. Once the dogs both know who was boss, it was time to run.

And run they did. The pitbull chased after the Dogo for the most part but, due to a lack of exercise for our dog, its friend ran for much longer. With regular exercise it won’t take long for either dog to get some dog competition going but there’s many more dog days of summer to come before that can happen.

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Our Dog and All Hallows Eve

Whoever said you can’t dress a Dogo Argentino hasn’t met our dog. Our dog just loves the attention that comes with dressing up, and it doesn’t matter if it’s dog clothes or human clothes. She may look like she could sting you but the only hurtful thing on this dog is her typical Dogo Argentino tail, otherwise known as a Dog Whip.

As hyper as this dog is, she stays completely still as you adorn her in the cutest outfits imaginable and poses nicely for pictures. This dog doesn’t even mind rehearsal as this picture was taken the night before she went out trick and barking. Don’t be confused, this dog thinks she owns the couch no matter the costume or dog sweater.

If we’re around this Dogo Argentino may even invite you Continue reading