At A Glance

Size: Large

Weight: 80 - 100 lbs.

Height: 24.5" - 27"

Life Span: 10 - 12 years

Dogo Argentino

Also know as: Argentine Dogo, Argentine Fighting Dog, Argentinean Mastiff

Group: Miscellaneous

Origin: Argentina

Today's Role: Companion Dog

History and Facts: The Dogo Argentino was developed in the 1920s by Antonio Nores Martinez to be a gentle, loyal companion, as well as a big game hunter (jaguars, wild boars, etc.). The Cordoba Fighting Dog (now extinct), crossed with the Great Dane, Boxer, Spanish Mastiff, Pointer, Bull Terrier, and others, was the foundation for the breed.

Temperament / Behavior
Dogos Argentinos are a quiet, loyal, loving breed that was developed to be an aggressive hunter. These dogs will require early socialization and strict obedience training.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Hip dysplasia; deafness. Not suitable for city or apartment dwellers or inexperienced dog owners.

Special Needs
Exercise: The Dogo Argentino will need rigorous daily exercise.

Grooming: The Dogo Argentino needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing.


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