Dogo Argentino

General Facts :

The Dogo Argentino, also known as the Argentinian Mastiff or the Argentine Dogo, is a very muscular dog with a short and sleek coat that is also thick and always has a white color. The dog’s head is convex in the front and with a moderate stop. The jaws are remarkably tenacious and strong while the skull is massive. The muzzle usually has the about same length as the skull. The dog’s teeth should meet in a scissors bite and the ears are customarily docked. Regarding the eyes, they are dark hazel or dark brown which express an alert and intelligent feeling.

The dog’s nose is black and the chest is quite wide and deep which gives the impression of strength. In order to protect the dog during hunts, the skin situated on the neck is loose. The dog’s long tail reaches to the hock. The dog will never carry the tail over the back, although the dog may swing it and carry it high when he is excited. The dog is very loyal to the family, quite playful and intelligent, making him an excellent guardian of the home. The Argentine Dogo is very easy to train but he needs a firm and consistent hand.

Origin :

The Dogo Argentino was developed by Dr. Antonio Nores Martinez in the 1920’s in Argentina. He combined the following dogs: Dog Of Cordoba (now extinct), Great Dane, Boxer, Spanish Mastiff and others like Bulldog, Pointer and Dogue Of Bordeaux. Thus, he created a fearless and bullish hunter with incredible stamina and a light coat that is capable of deflecting heat, rather than absorbing it.

Dimensions :

Height : Between 24 and 27 inches ( approximately 61 to 69 centimeters )
Weight : Between 80 and 100 pounds ( approximately 36 to 45 kilos )

Additional Information :

These dogs need early socialization with other dogs and animals. They also require early obedience training and lots of exercise that is why the owner should take him for a long walk or jog each and every day. The dog’s single white coat is quite easy to care for and luckily, it has no doggy odor. Special attention should be given to the nails because they have the tendency to grow very fast.

They will do just fine living in an apartment if they are sufficiently exercised but they enjoy having an average-sized yard. They are good with other dogs if they are raised among them since they are pups. They can sometimes be aggressive with other dogs but they rarely provoke a confrontation. Their life expectancy is about 10 to 12 years.

Gallery :

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Useful Sites : - Dogo Argentino Kennel “CAZADOR CRIOLLO”. For Dogo Argentino`s who are according the original standard. Proud owners are Eduard and Ester Jorritsma. Located in Hungary.

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