Dogo Argentino Puppies

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The Intelligent and Protective Dogo Argentino

The Dogo Argentino is a large, muscular breed that was bred to hunt big game. Don't let their intimidating looks fool you, they make great family companions and love showing their affection. They are extremely loyal, and often feel a sense of duty in regards to their family.

Dogo Argentino At a Glance

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Dogo Argentino At a Glance

  • Size: 24"-27", 75-100 lbs.
  • Lifespan: 10-15 years
  • Energy Level: high
  • Coat: Straight, smooth, and short
  • Shedding: light
  • Hypoallergenic: No
  • Dog Group: Working
  • Common Nicknames: Argentino Mastiff, Argentinian Mastiff, Argentine Dogo

Dogo Argentino Breed Guide

Learn More About Dogo Argentino (Argentino Mastiff)s

  • Temperament

    Dogo Argentinos are intelligent, with a strong natural instinct to protect their family. They are very social and love spending time with their families. It is very important to socialize Dogos early, because their protective nature can cause them to be very wary of strangers. They love attention and can be very playful, but their energy can be difficult for small children to handle.

  • Health

    The Dogo Argentino is at a higher risk of deafness than other dogs. They may also be prone to hypothyroidism, glaucoma, laryngeal paralysis or hip dysplasia.

  • Activity Level

    Dogos are a high energy dog and require daily exercise to remain happy and healthy. Long playtime sessions in the backyard or multiple long walks a day are usually enough to get their energy out. They also love hiking, swimming, and playing fetch.

  • Grooming

    The Dogo Argentino should be brushed weekly to remove loose hairs. They only need the occasional bath if they start smelling.

  • Shedding

    The Dogo Argentino sheds lightly and regular brushing can help reduce shedding even further.

  • Appearance

    Dogo Argentinos are large with a short white coat that is often accented with black spots on their skin. They are muscular and well proportioned to running fast and hunting prey. They have dark eyes and a short muzzle.

  • History

    The Dogo Argentino was developed in 1928 by Dr. Antonio Nores Martinez in Central Argentina. He carefully bred this new breed to be perfect for big game hunting. The breeding program was continued by his brother, Dr. Augustin Nores Martinez, until the breed was accepted into kennel clubs in the 1970's.