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.
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.
Country of Origin: Argentina
History: The Dogo Argentino was developed in Argentina in the late 1920â€™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
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