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Dogo Argentino Puppies
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, they must have enough strength in reserve to attack and hold a wild boar weighing up to 400 pounds. The Dogo is a large, white, smooth coated animal that gives the appearance of power. They have bodies slightly longer than they are tall, with females being slightly longer than males. They have a mostly square, slightly domed skull and a large black nose, that may have some pink in it. The ears are naturally dropped, but may be cropped for show. Made up of ten different breeds for ten different reasons, the Dogo Argentino may look fierce, but his friendly demeanor is masked by his appearance. The Dogo Argentino craves close physical contact with their people. As the saying goes, 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. Dogos are very protective and good at guarding. Unwelcome guests should not approach this breed. Should the Dogo Argentino discern a direct threat to any member of their family, they will act to protect that person. Argentine Dogos are very reliable, affectionate with friends and family, and intelligent. They are highly trainable, good with children, and love to be the center of attention. A warm body and soft couch will keep a Dogo Argentino quiet for hours.
Other Names: Argentinian Mastiff, Argentine Dogo
23 ˝ - 27 inches. Minimum height for females is 23.5, while minimum
height for males is 24.3 inches.
White with possible ticking. One dark marking is allowed on
The Dogo Argentino is not hyperactive, but young pups are inquisitive
and keep themselves busy by 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 are reliable, protective, and friendly to friends
and family. They are affectionate and love to be the center of attention.
Dogos greatly enjoy human companionship, longing to be with their owners
every step of the way. They are intelligent, curious, trainable and
trustworthy. They are powerful, loyal and courageous. They are wary
of strangers, and prospective owners should be aware that they were
originally bred to be able to attack unwelcome guests, although
they have been bred down to be pack hunters and non-aggressive. Some
strains in Argentina are still bred for aggressiveness, so they can
be used in dog fights. These lines are unsuitable for hunting or for
families. These specific lines are smaller in size, ranging from 75
- 90 lbs. Regular Dogo Argentinos are protective of their space, and
loyal to their owners. Dogos are an endless playmate, with stamina and
long life. Dogos require a dominant owner to lead them.
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. Their 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. They are an energetic breed when
given the chance.
Learning Rate: High. Dogo Argentinos are very intelligent and house trained easily.
They love to lay on the couch with their owner, or play outside for
hours on end.
Health Issues: 10% are born deaf due to their white color. Other health concerns include hip dysplasia and sunburn.
Life Span: 11 -
12 years. Some have been known to live up to 16 years, still hunting.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by AKC:
Foundation Stock Service (not yet eligible for the AKC) -
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