Description: This breed is brave, even-tempered, loyal to its
owner/handler and barks little. Argentine Dogos have
considerable stamina and a strong hunting instinct. They
may try to dominate other dogs.
Because of their hunting instincts, they may not make good
Argentine Dogos are not recommended for beginners and
need a well balanced, loving, but extremely consistent
training regimen. Only discipline your Argentine Dogo with
your voice. Isolation and overly tough training can lead to
Other Names: (correct name to Argentinian Mastiff; Other
names Dogo Argentinof)
Height: 24-27 inches
Weight: 80-100 Ibs
Coat: short white coat and pphas no undercoat.
Temperament: Loyal, intelligent,
With Children: Good with children
Special Skills: Highly Intelligent, powerful.
Care and Training: The single white coat is very easy to
care for and has no doggy odor. Special attention should
be paid to the nails, as they tend to grow very fast and
therefore need frequent clippings. This breed is an average shedder.
Activity: Plenty of exercise
Living Environment: This breed will do okay in an
apartment if it is sufficiently exercised and does best with at
least an average-sized yard. Be sure to bring the Dogo
inside when temperatures drop below freezing.
Life Span: 10-12 years
Country of Origin: Argentina
History: The Argentine Dogo was developed in Argentina by
Dr. Antonio Nores Martinez in the 1920's. He wanted a dog
that was a good pack hunter and guardian, but could also
be trusted with the family. He started with a now extinct
mastiff-type breed called the Dog of Cordoba.
First REgistered by the AKC: